Greek and Roman Gods in Modern Life by Mari Benjamin
Greek and Roman Gods
1O Modern References
By : Marin Benjamin
The God Janus: The show Sherlock
C. The show Sherlock used the
Roman god Janus as a clue in the
E. The god Janus's defining
characteristic is that he has two
faces, and the company in the
show named after Janus has a
side criminal service.
R. The show used the name of the
god Janus to hint that the
company had two faces; two
The God Hermes: FTD Floral
• C. FTD Floral uses the symbol of
Greek god Hermes as their logo to
send a message about their
• E. The god Hermes defining
characteristic is that he is a fast
and safe messenger, and delivers
messages to and from the gods.
FTD floral also delivers all their
products to your home.
• R. FTD Floral uses the symbol of
Hermes to show that they will
have fast and safe deliveries to
your home, just as the god would.
3) The God Morpheus, The
• C. The drug Morphine is named
after the Roman god Morpheus,
showing the attributes of the drug.
• E. The god Morpheus’ power is to
cause sleep and walk amongst
dreams, just as the purpose of
morphine is to cause sleep.
• R. The name Morphine, after
Morpheus, was meant to show that
the drug would put you to sleep, as
the god would.
4) The Mythological Warrior
Ajax, the cleaner Ajax
C. The company producing the
cleaning product Ajax used the name
of the Greek mythological warrior
Ajax to send a message about their
E. The mythological Ajax was a
ferocious fighter during the Trojan
war, in Homer’s the Iliad.
R. The company producing Ajax
cleaners used the name of the Greek
warrior to show that their product
were ferociously attack dirt and stains.
The creature Argus: Argus Security
C. The company Argus Security
uses the name of the 100 eyed
creature Argus to show the quality
of their company.
E. Argus was a guardian and
watchman to the Greek gods, and
Argus Security creates alarm
systems to guard your home or
R. Argus Security group, used the
name of the 100 eyed guardian, to
show that they will faithfully
guard your property, just as Argus
The God Apollo: The Apollo Theater
C. The Apollo Theater in New
York City was named after the
Greek/Roman God Apollo to
reflect the quality of the theater
and it’s featured entertainers.
E. Apollo is the god of art and
music. The Apollo Theater
features musicians, comedians and
R. The Apollo Theater was name
after Apollo, the mythological
figure, to demonstrate that the
quality of entertainment would be
worthy of the gods.
The Hero Achilles: The Achilles
C. The Achilles tendon was named
after the Greek mythological hero,
Achilles to indicate it’s location in
the human body.
E. The Achilles tendon is located
in the heel of the body. Achilles’
mother held him by his heel to dip
him in the River Styx to grant him
invulnerability, causing his heel to
be his weak spot.
R. The Achilles tendon is located
in the area that Achilles was
vulnerable in .
The Aegis: Aegis Combat System
C. The Aegis Combat System, an
advanced missile defense weapon, was
named after the Aegis, the
mythological shield of the Greek
goddess Athena to show an attribute of
E. The Aegis was a powerful object
that provided protection to Athena and
her warriors. The Aegis Combat
System is a sophistical naval weapon
that provides protection to crewmen
aboard naval vessels.
R. The developers of the Aegis Combat
System used the name of Athena’s
mighty shield to indicate that their
system would provide protection just as
the mythological shield would.
The creatures Sirens: Sirens
C. The modern noisemakers,
Sirens, are named for the Greek
mythological creatures Sirens, who
used their loud voices to lure
E. The mythological Sirens used
their loud and beautiful voices to
pull sailors off course, and crash
their ships on the rock of the Sirens’
island. Modern noisemaking sirens,
use loud sounds to warn people of
R. Modern noisemaking Sirens are
a warning of danger, ancient sailors
knew that the call of the Siren
indicated a dangerous area.
The Titans: Teen Titans!
C: The superhero group Teen Titans
is named for the mythical Greek
deities, the Titans.
E: The Titans were a powerful group
of deities with immortality and
amazing abilities and strength, who
had many personal jealousies. The
Teen Titans are a fictional group of
teen superheroes also with amazing
abilities and strengths, and lots of
R: The creators of the Teen Titans
comic/show wanted to demonstrate
that their characters were powerful
and mighty, but suffered from
human failings, similar to the
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