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Greek mythology is present in our everyday lives whether we know it or not. It is deeply embedded into our everyday culture, and a lot of the movies we see, books we read, music we hear, and yes – even products we buy – are deeply influenced by the Ancient Greeks.
The ancient Greeks had many different gods and goddesses – hundreds of them – and they are reflected through us through our language on an everyday basis. Let’s take a look at 7 companies that use the ancient Greek mythology as their business name and logo.
The Tennessee Titans
You might not think that a professional football team would be considered a company – well that is exactly what it is! The titans were what were around before the Greek gods and goddesses, and are where the likes of Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon come from.
Yes we all have heard of the gigantic shoe and sportswear company (hopefully),but did you know that the Nike is the Greek goddess of victory? It only makes sense to name a sports shoe company after the goddess of victory.
Yes the web site that is (at the time of this being written) currently ranked as the 14th most visited site in the US in named after a race of warrior women.
There are many different companies out there that hold the business name of Pandora. Pandora Jewelry – and more recently Pandora radio are just a few of many out there. Pandora was the first woman in Greek mythology and her name means “all gifted.” “Pandora’s box” is a box that contained all of the evils of the world, and when she opened it, all of the evils were released into the world and the only thing that remained inside of the box was hope.
Apart from being one of the planets in our system, Saturn – which is the name of a car company in today’s world – was the Roman name for Cronus, who was the father of Zeus.
The trident was the three pronged spear of the god of the sea Poseidon. Trident gum is a popular gum and Trident actually literally translates into “three toothed.”
Venus is another name that got changed (from Aphrodite) once the Romans took over the Greek mythology. Today, Venus is a very popular and famous beauty product for women.
Many times, in our spoken language, and our day to day use of products we forget that there are many different origins to the languages that we are speaking. It’s nice to know your history however, and diving into Greek mythology every once in a while to learn about it (so that it is hand in hand knowledge) can be very good for you. And who knows, perhaps you will end up naming your company (whether it be a SEO Company or a shoe company) after a Greek God!
This article was contributed by Jet Russell. By day, Jet blogs for www.inetzeal.com – which is an Internet marketing company that provides many different online services like it’s content writing service. In his spare time he likes to write about SEO and SEM