Fans of the Zero series should recognize the boss themes being rooted in mythology. Initially, I had thought that, for some of the bosses, Inti made an exception and ran with generic real-world animals ala X series. However, I came across some very obscure references I would have otherwise dismissed as "normal", those being Panter Flauclaws
and Volteel Biblio
I tried constructing a list of all the connections, including some Mechaniloids from Zero 1.
I made my best guess with Poler Kamrous: I didn't see the connection in the name, but I can't think of a mythological polar bear in any other culture besides Inuit. Considering Biblio sounds more like biblioteca rather than tuna-roa, I figured the naming convention was not a set-in-stone rule.
I'm also not sure what Hottide in Hittite Hottide refers to. According to wikipedia, Hittites were known for chariots, which may be the sole basis for the boss.
That being said, would anyone happen to know the rest?
Kuwagust Anchus : Kuwagatas are Japanese Stag Beetles, and apparently are associated with lightning
due to their horns appearing like lightning rods. Any Japanese mythology around them, or is it simply the Herculious Anchortus pairing?
Glacier le Cactank : Zero OCW listed his concept art as "Cactus". Is there some sort of symbolism associated with cacti?