(As we're necroed.)
KrytenKoro wrote:Mazda, not prometheus.
Yeah, not sure why Pratchett changes the name, but I changed it back for clarity's sake, because without context it would just be strange otherwise.
ijuin wrote:Pratchett uses different names for the Gods of the Disc in order to emphasize that even though they are similar to the Greco-Roman Gods, they are not the Greco-Roman Gods. Blind Io, for example, is an amalgam of descriptions of Zeus, Odin, and Thor.
It'd be a reference to both Ahura Mazda
, an alternate pantheon's figure with some fire-related associations (God of Light, by some interpretations), and the car company
(whose name is apparently derived from the prior) which is... if not 'iconic'... certainly a known 'exotic' name for a distinctly unexotic brand of vehicle by Britons of a certain age. Thus typically usefully grist for the Pratchett wordmill.