At one point, the modern world is a lot like the ancient one because for one thing, humans revere mythological characters. The only difference is that in the ancient times, they were statues or mere ideas. Now, the gods have come to the land of the mortals to take residence in major brand names that allude mythology.
Ajax was a Greek warrior famous for his participation in the Trojan War. But long after Troy was torn down into pieces, Ajax is still pretty famous, only as a popular kitchen and bathroom cleanser.
Amazon warriors are objects of fear during in Greek Mythology. They are known to be a race of fierce lady warriors. In one other part of the world, it’s known to be a great river teeming with life. Today, Amazon is known to be an online shopping center and bookseller.
Eos is the Greek goddess of the dawn. For the Romans, she was Aurora. Today, we know Eos as a line of cameras developed by Canon.
Hermes is the messenger of the Greek gods. Today, it’s known to the world as the maker of expensive scarves and handbags. (Although Hermes was named after Thierry Hermes)
Janus, the two-faced god is the Roman god of vigilance and wisdom. Now, it is a name for a high-profile investment company, just as Janus is vigilant and wise, the company keeps watch of investments people make.
Mars is the Roman god of war. He is Ares to the Greeks. Now, Mars is a well-known candy bar company responsible for wars of sweet taste in our mouths. (Although it was named after its founder, Franklin Mars)
Olympus is a great Greek mountain said to be the residence of the gods. Thus, the term Olympian was revered as something exalted or majestic. Today, Olympus is known to be a camera maker, hoping to help you get majestic shots.
The Oracle was a mortal seer or psychic who often serves as bridge between gods and men. Today, Oracle is known to be a manufacturer of database software. Oddly enough, Greek Mythology is often ran into when finding great names for software companies. To wit, there is a language named Delphi.
When you live in the great city of Troy, you will be called a Trojan. Troy was destroyed by the Greeks in the great Trojan war as they fell through the Greek trap by letting a gigantic wooden horse into the city thinking it was a gift. Today, Trojan is a popular condom brand. Oddly enough, using Trojan will prevent you from letting inside unwanted horses using its seemingly indestructible walls.