Actaeon - The legendary huntsman who saw the goddess Artemis bathing and was punished by her for this indiscretion by being turned into a stag. His own hounds eventually tore him to pieces, not realizing it was their master. There is Actaeon Photo, Actaeon Films, and even six ships in the Royal Navy have been named Actaeon after the mythological character.
Aegis - Zeus and Athena's protective shield; Aegis is a modern security and risk management company. The Aegis Combat System is a naval weapons system that uses powerful computers and radars to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets. AEGIS is one of the largest HIV/AIDS databases in the world.
Aeson - King of Iolcus and father to the great hero Jason, of the Argonauts and the Golden Fleece fame. You will find Aeson Flooring Systems and Aeson Group Business Consultants.
Aetna - A daughter of Uranus and Gaia. She is the personified goddess of Mt. Etna, a volcano on Sicily. Aetna is a major health insurance company. There exists an Aetna Pest Control company, an Aetna Insulated Wire company. Aetna Group produces stretch wrapping machines, shrink film wrappers and more.
Ajax - Greek warrior in the Trojan War, who "cleaned up" in battle; Ajax is the name of a popular household cleanser.
Ambrosia - In ancient Greek mythology, ambrosia is sometimes the food, sometimes the drink, of the Greek gods. There is Ambrosia Natural Foods, Ambrosia Software, the famous Ambrosia Salad, and a ton of cafes, banquet halls and restaurants named Ambrosia.
Amphion - Amphion is the son of Zeus and the nymph Antiope, the queen of Thebes. His twin brother is Zethus. Amphion of Finland produces premium grade loudspeakers. Amphion Medical Solutions provides medical record transcription and coding to the healthcare industry.
Antheia - A goddess from the island of Crete, Antheia was the goddess of vegetations, lowlands, marshlands, gardens, blossoms, the budding earth and human love. There is an Antheia Flowers, an Antheia Ballroom, and even an Antheia Hotel.
Apollo - God of light, masculine beauty and music; Apollo Theater is a famous music hall in New York city. There's also an Apollo Health and Beauty Care, Apollo Photonics provides photonic (light) integrated circuit and devices. Apollo Studios is a high fidelity music workshop and Apollo Athletic Club promotes an active and healthy lifestyle.
Ares - Greek god of war; popular car model. As well, Ares is a free open source file sharing program that enables users to share any digital file.
Argus - Giant watchman with a hundred eyes; Argus Security is a modern security company, specializing in commercial business protection. Argus Machine Company offers solutions to the gas and oil industries. Argus Controls specializes in automated control systems. Argus Media offers daily market prices and analysis.
Atlas - Was the Titan who was doomed to support the heavens on his shoulders; Ford Motor Company just announced its new Atlas Concept Pick-up Truck, which "will define future pick-up trucks", according to the company; Atlas is also the name of a modern moving company (Atlas Van Lines); also, Atlas Travel is a popular name for travel agencies all over the globe. You will also find Atlas Railroad Company, Atlas Snowshoes, and even Atlas Games.
Aurora - Roman name for Eos, goddess of the Dawn; luxury car model.
Caduceus - A winged staff with two snakes wrapped around it. It was an ancient astrological symbol of commerce and is associated with the Greek god Hermes. You will find Caduceus Magazine, and Caduceus Wine Cellars in Arizona.
Calypso - A sea nymph, daughter of Atlas, who held Odysseus prisoner for seven years on her island of Ogygia. There is mineral exploration company Calypso Uranium, Calypso Technologies, and Calypso Studio in California.
Cerberus - The three-headed hound that guarded the gates to the Underworld. Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., is one of the largest private equity investment firms in the US. Also,Cerberus is the name of a continuous builder software program from Ruby that " like his ancestor will guard your application tests and won't let your project go to the world of dead projects", according to the company. Cerberus FTP Server is a file transfer for internet administrators. There are dozens of companies named or derived from Cerberus.
Charon - Boatman who ferries the souls of the dead to the Underworld; Charon Internet Providers and Charon Productions are two more modern uses.
Centaur - Mythological creatures that are part human and part horse. In modern society, you'll find Centaur Theater Company, Centaur Floor Machines, Centaur Riding School, and Centaur Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures veterinarian medicine.
Ceto - A hideous aquatic creature, she is the personification of the horrors and dangers of the sea, regarded as the the mother of the Gorgons and many other monsters. Ceto Technologies produces high pressure seawater from the power of waves.
Chimera - A monster with the head of a lion, the body of a she-goat and the tail of a dragon. Chimera Lighting Systems provides photography lights. Chimera is the name of a World Wide Web browser for UNIX-based machines. In Toronto, Canada, the Chimera Project is a contemporary dance company.
Chloris - The goddess of flowers and the personification of spring and nature. Chloris Collections provides a tasteful "Flora and Fauna Inspired Jewelry Collection".
Cyclops - These were giant creatures with a single round eye in the middle of their foreheads. There is Cyclops Electronics, Cyclops Bikes, and you can even surf Cyclops Wave, Australia's heaviest wave and one-eyed wonder!
Delphi - Sanctuary to Apollo and home to his famous Oracles; Delphi Forums is an on-line meeting place to promote discussions and to find answers. Delphi is also the name of an international Automotive Group. Delphi Group specializes in global warming and Delphi Energy is into oil and natural gas
Dionysus - God of Wine. You'll find Dionysus Wine and Spirits Company, Dionysus Salon and Spa, Dionysus Winery, Dionysus' Kitchen and possibly thousands of other restaurants and taverns named after the wine god.
Echo - She was the beautiful nymph who fell in love with Narcissus, but he ignored her until she pined away and only an echo of her voice remained. Echo Power Equipment, E.C.H.O.(European Commission Humanitarian Organization) and Echo Digital Audio are some examples of use today.
Europa - A beautiful maiden seduced by Zeus when he took the form of a white bull. Europa is the official web site of the European Union. There's a Europa Nightclub, Europa Hotel in Belfast, and Europa Worldwide Logistics.
Hercules - Roman name for Heracles, the greatest Greek hero; the company called Hercules makes a top-selling video graphics card (their slogan is Legendary Strength, Quality and Performance); there is also the Hercules transport plane, used by the United States Air Force to carry large volumes of war material and food.
Hermes - Olympian Herald and Messenger god; popular brand of soap. Also, the FTD flower delivery company incorporates Hermes and his winged heels in their logo. The Hermes Boutique offers high end goods and Hermes Financial Group is another example.
Hyperion - Titan whose name means "he who goes before the sun"; Hyperion is a company that specializes in "business analysis software." Also the name of a book publishing company.Hyperion Records and Hyperion Sound Design also take their name from this Titan.
Hydra - Sea serpent with nine heads, killed by Hercules; It's the chosen name of the Internet Chess Club.
Juno - Roman name for Hera, wife of Zeus; Juno is a popular web-hosting company (www.juno.com), specializing in free web pages and custom e-mail.
Leda - Queen of Sparta and, with Zeus, mother to Helen of Troy and the Dioscuri twins, Castor and Pollux. Leda Furniture Company, Leda Suspension for cars, and a huge number of Leda Hotels around the world.
Mars - Roman name for Ares, god of War; name of popular candy bar.
Medusa - Terrible monster whose glance would petrify you, killed by the hero Perseus; Medusa Cement Company sells cement products worldwide. Medusa Headphones are sold around the world. You can play at Medusa Paintball and find security with Medusa Defence Systems.
Mercury - Roman name for Hermes, the Messenger god; name of car model produced by the Ford Motor Company; also, an entertainment records label, Mercury Records.
Nike - Winged goddess of Victory, who can run and fly at great speeds; a famous company that sells...well...if you haven't heard of the company Nike, welcome to our planet...:)
Odyssey - The 10-year sea voyage endured by the Trojan War hero, Odysseus, as he sought to return home to Ithica; Odyssey Travel is a well-known travel agency; Odyssey Records is a record company; there's even an Odyssey Golf Club company, Odyssey BMX, Honda Odyssey...you get the drift, Odyssey is a very popular modern mythological rip-off...
Olympus - Home of the Olympian gods; name of popular camera and photographic technology company. Also, Olympic Airlines is another variation of the name. (Note: Thanasi's Olympus Greek Restaurant is owned by the Myth Man...)
Parthenon - The temple of Athena, built on the Acropolis of Athens; perhaps the most-used name for any Greek restaurant in any city of the world! It's ridiculous...I bet there's a Parthenon Restaurant in your town! :)
Pegasus - Winged horse that was born from Medusa's head when she was killed; Pegasus Expedite Company is a national delivery/courier service; Pegasus Satellite Systems is a provider of satellite entertainment services. The winged horse motif is used by dozens of companies. Check out my Pegasus Homework Help page for more on that.
Phoenix - A mythical and one-of-a-kind bird that burns on a funeral pyre after a life of hundreds of years, only to be re-born from the ashes; also the name of a national photographic technology company. You'll find Phoenix Technologies, Phoenix Suns basketball team, and even NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
Poseidon - God of the Sea and brother of Zeus; Poseidon Travel is a common travel agency name; Poseidon Seafood is a national brand of seafood products. Neptune, the Roman version, is often also used by companies, as in Neptune Fresh Lobster Co.
Prometheus - The Titan who stole fire from Olympus and whom Zeus sentenced to be chained to a rock and daily an eagle would feast on his liver. Prometheus Company, Prometheus Books, Prometheus Real Estate, the list goes on...
Saturn - Roman name for Cronus, father of Zeus; also the name of the Saturn Automobile Corporation and Saturn Industries.
Selene - The mythological moon goddess. The Selene Team's goal is "to land a remote-controlled lunar rover on the Moon which must then travel a minimum of 500 meters over the lunar surface, while at the same time, sending high-definition images and video as well as other data back to Earth." Selene Furniture sells fine Italian office furnishings.
Titans - Race of gods preceding the Olympians; Titan Tool & Die Company manufactures tools for industry. The Tennessee Titans play in the NFL.
Trident - The three-pronged spear of Poseidon, god of the seas; Trident Gum is a popular gum. (Note: 'Tria' is Greek for 'three' and 'donti' means 'tooth'; hence, Trident translates literally as 'three-teeth', or 'triple-toothed'. Trident Gum, if one is to believe the advertising, helps to clean your teeth, thus the allusion.) You'll also find Trident Microsystems, Trident Sports and Trident Diving Accessories.
Spartan - Greek warrior state, devoted to discipline and the martial arts; Spartan Corporation is a financial advisory company; also, Spartan Tool & Die is a national manufacturer and supplier to the auto industry; Spartan Nutritional Products is a maker and distributor of health supplements. Spartan Scientific and Spartan Stores use the name.
Trojan - Inhabitants of the mighty city that was destroyed by the Greeks during the Trojan War, after a siege of ten years; international manufacturer of condoms and birth control products. There's a Trojan Records and a Trojan Tire.
Venus - Roman for Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love; Venus is the name of a famous beauty product company; Venus International is a popular beauty talent agency; Venus Tan Lines is a swimsuit manufacturer; Venus Razor is a popular women's shaving accessory; Venus Beauty Salon is found in most any city or town...
Vulcan - Roman name for Hephaestus, god of the smiths and the forge; Vulcan Industries is an international manufacturer of steel products. Vulcan Minerals and Vulcan Food Equipment are a couple more companies.
These are but a few of the examples of companies or groups that take their name, logo or theme from mythology. I bet you'll find a ton more if you were to look through the Yellow Pages in your local phone book. If you'd like to suggest any others, please feel free to drop me an e-mail.