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For Greek mythological references in Halo, see List of Greek Mythology References in Halo. For Greek alphabet references in Halo, see List of Greek Alphabet References in Halo.
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The Hellenic Republic (or Greece) is a south-eastern European country located on Earth.

History Edit

At some point before the Covenant attacked Earth, Orbital Defense Platform Athens Station was constructed over its capital, Athens.[1]

Culture Edit

Impact Edit

Many aspects of Greek culture had an impact on interstellar humans. This includes project names like the ORION Program and its successors (SPARTAN-II, III, and !V programs). They were named after aspects of Sparta. Several planets are named from Greek culture:

  • Hellas: Hellas (Greek: Ελλάς) is another name for Greece, and the one most commonly used within Greece.
  • Arcadia: Arcadia (Greek: Αρκαδία) is a region located in Pelloponesus, southern Greece.
  • Tantalus: Tantalus (Greek: Τάνταλος) is mythological figure who is best known for his eternal punishment in Tartarus.

Other References to Greece in Halo Edit

  • Gephyrophobia: Gephyrophobia (Greek: γεφυροφοβία), like many other words finishing with "-phobia", is a Greek word. Gephyrophobia, in both Greek and English, is the fear of bridges.
  • Porta: Porta (Greek: πόρτα) is the Greek word for door.
  • Melissa: Melissa (Greek: μέλισσα) is the Greek word for bee. Considering the fact that the AI Melissa is afraid of bees, we can say that her name is inspired by the insect melissa.
  • Camp Patmos: Though not surely a Greek reference, Patmos' (Greek: Πάτμος) name could be based on the island of Patmos, which is located at the Dodekanisa island region in southern Greece.
  • Papadakis: Papadakis (Greek: Παπαδάκης) is a common Greek surname.

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