heavily reference Theros Beyond Death Greek mythology. There are also some throwbacks to the art and flavor Theros block.
The Akroan War is the equivalent of the ancient Greek Trojan War.
Alirios, Enraptured is a reference to Narcissus.
Allure of the Unknown is a gender-flipped version of Pandora's box, with the name Pantor bearing similarities to Pandora.
Athreos, Shroud-Veiled uses coin counters, thematically representing the Ancient Greek practice of placing coins in with the deceased for payment to be carried to the afterlife.
Atris, Oracle of Half-Truths, is likely a perversion of the oracle at Delphi.
The Binding of the Titans mirrors a similar event in Greek mythology, when the Olympian gods imprisoned the older Titans in Tartarus at the conclusion of the Titanomachy.
The Birth of Meletis is a reference to the legendary birth of Athens founded by the goddess Athena.
Bronzehide Lion is a reference to the Nemean lion.
(found in flavor texts), recounting the adventures of The Callapheia Callaphe, is a take on the . Odyssey
Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders is a reference to Daedalus. The
Entrancing Lyre is a common attribute of the Greek god Apollo.
The First Iroan Games is a reference to the Ancient Olympic Games. The
Fruit of Tizerus references the Pomegranate, which was known as the "fruit of the dead" in ancient Greece. The mono-colored
gods are named with Homeric epithets.
Haktos the Unscarred is a reference to Achilles. 
Heliod's Punishment alludes to Hyperion's imprisonment in Tartarus, as well as Atlas securing the heavens and Sisyphus carrying a rock for all eternity. Ilysia (
Ilysian Caryatid) mirrors Elysium or the Elysian Fields, the abode of the blessed in the lower world.
Impending Doom is a reference to the Sword of Damocles
Klothys, God of Destiny, is a take on Clotho, one of the Greek Fates. The art of
Klothys's Design references the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger is similar to the titan Cronus who devoured all his children.
Kunoros, Hound of Athreos is a take on Cerberus, guardian of the Underworld. Mechanically, it prevents creatures from escaping the graveyard, nor players from casting spells from it, which mirrors the myth. The
Labyrinth of Skophos is a play on the Labyrinth of Knossos.
Mirror Shield references the story of Perseus and the gorgon Medusa. The
Nessian Boar is a reference to the Calydonian Boar. The
Ox of Agonas is a reference to the Cretan Bull. Phylias (
Dreadful Apathy) mirrors the Asphodel Meadows, a place for ordinary or indifferent souls who did not commit any significant crimes.
Renata, Called to the Hunt is a take on on the virgin huntress Atalanta. Mount
Velus, where the forge of Purphoros burns, is similar to Greek accounts of Mount Etna.
Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath's name recalls Uranus, father of the titans.
Voracious Typhon references Typhon, a monstrous serpentine giant and one of the deadliest creatures in Greek mythology.
Wings of Hubris is an allusion to Icarus The ability of the Woe Strider to scry after sacrificing a goat is reminiscent to the ancient Greek practice of haruspicy.
The name Tycthis in flavour text of
Ichthyomorphosis is a sort of anagram of the name card and the "flop" is a pun on the sound of something anticlimactically hitting the ground (such as a fish falling or trying to move after being transformed from an imposing human soldier). Some people add that "Tycthis" can be understood as "Did You See This?" (T-Y-C-this). Captivating Unicorn is the fourth white common creature ever to have more than three power, coming 9 years after New Phyrexia's Loxodon Convert, an explicit color pie bend; the other two were Lorwyn's Lairwatch Giant (needing a larger size for R/W Giant tribal design) and Shards of Alara's Yoked Plowbeast (to assist with 5-power matters).