V biologické nomenklatuře se používají názvy odvozené mimo jiné i ze jmen mýtických bytostí. První díl seriálu představí postavy keltských a germánských mýtů, které se dostaly do vědecké nomenklatury.

Použitá a doporučená literatura:

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EMMET, A. Maitland: Scientific names of the British Lepidoptera. Harley, 1991.
EUZÉBY, J. P.: List of Procaryotic Names with Standing in Nomenclature. http://www.bacterio.net/-mythology.html
ISAAK, Mark: Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature. www.curioustaxonomy.net/etym/myth.html
JAEGER, Edmund C.: A Source-Book of Biological Names and Terms. 1962.
LILJEDAHL, Louis: Silurian nuculoid and modiomorphid bivalves from Sweden. Scandinavian University Press, 1994.
MILLER, Jeremy A.: Review of erigonine spider genera in the Neotropics (Araneae: Linyphiidae, Erigoninae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2007, 149.s1: 1-263.
Monfils, Paul: Shell names and mythology. 1998.
MÜNSTER, G. von: Ueber ein neues Brachyurengenus in der tertiären Formationen des nordwestlichen Deutschlands. Beiträge zur Petrefactenkunde, 1840, 3: 1-24.
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PAULSON, Dennis R.; DUNKLE, Sidney W.: A Checklist of North American Odonata. Including English Name, Etymology, Type Locality and Distribution. 2016.
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WILLIAMS, Kevin A.; PITTS, James P.: New species of the predominately temperate velvet ant genera Lomachaeta Mickel and Sphaeropthalma Blake from Central and northern South America (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 2007, 133.3: 297-326.

Biological nomenclature uses names derived inter alia from the names of mythical beings. The first part of this series intro­duces characters from Celtic and Germanic myths that have got into the scientific nomenclature.