Which football clubs are named after mythological gods and heroes? | The Knowledge

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Which football clubs are named after mythological gods and heroes? | The Knowledge


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“In Iceland there are a couple of football clubs named after the Norse god Thor, and another after his son Magni,” writes Kári Tulinius. “Hertha Berlin were named after a ship, but that ship was named for an old Germanic goddess. Are there other clubs named after mythological gods or goddesses?”

We touched on this back in 2011, in a question about teams named after fictional characters:

The Dutch side Heracles Almelo, Greek club Iraklis of Salonica and recently-relegated Spanish minnows Hércules Alicante are all named after the demi-god son of the father of gods and men, Zeus.

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