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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.

The Greek flag.

The Hellenic Republic (or Greece) is a south-eastern European country located on Earth.


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



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 IV 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.
  • Hestia V: Hestia (Greek: Εστία) is a virgin goddess of the hearth, architecture, and the right ordering of domesticity, the family, the home, and the state. In Greek mythology, she is a daughter of Cronus and Rhea.

Other References to Greece in Halo[]

  • 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.
  • UNSC Herodotus: Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian often referred to as "The Father of History".