Ve starověkém Egyptě bylo několik významných náboženských středisek. V nich vznikaly různé mýty s mnoha postavami. Prostřednictvím starořeckých autorů se bohové Ammón, Thoth, Osiris, Ísis, Ptah a další dostali do světového kulturního dědictví. Jejich jména byla bohatě využita i v přírodovědecké nomenklatuře. V poslední době se taxonomové inspirují také dalšími méně známými africkými mýty.

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Internetové zdroje:
Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia. <>
ISAAC, Mark. Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature. Etymology: Names from Mythology. <>

In ancient Egypt there were several ma­jor religious centres. Various myths with many characters originated in these cen­tres. Through ancient Greek authors, the gods Ammon, Thoth, Osiris, Isis and Ptah amongst others got into world cultural heritage and were also widely used in scientific nomenclature. In recent times, taxonomists have been inspired by other less well-known African myths as well.