The Greeks, in their mythology, were only disciples of India and Egypt. It is not [for] us who were just barbaric savages, when these peoples were civilized and learned, to dispute their antiquity.
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Mount Semeru, a volcanic mountain in East Java, Indonesia, is named after Mount Sumeru (or simply Meru) from Hindu mythology. Meru is said to be at the centre of the cosmos.
The 1998 series of Indonesian 20000 rupiah notes contain an image of Ganesha on the left along with that of former president, Sukarno.
Some Indian languages have chosen to name the planet Uranus, Prajapati, after the Hindu/Vedic Creator persona. Some prefer the term Harshal, an Indianisation of Herschel. Uranus was discovered by William Herschel in 1781 and named after the Greek god of the sky, father of the Titans, and grandfather of the Greek pantheon.
Some Indian languages have chosen to name the planet Neptune, Varun, after the Hindu/Vedic god of water/rain/ocean. Neptune was discovered in 1846 and named after the Roman god of the sea.
Many Indian languages have chosen to name the "planet" Pluto, Yama, after the Hindu god of death. Pluto was discovered in 1930 and named after the Greek god of the underworld/afterlife.
The Romulan mining vessel in Star Trek (2009) captained by the film's villain, Nero, was called Narada.