Adonis is the Phoenician dying and resurrecting godman. A beautiful youth, he was the lover of Astarte (Aphrodite). His death and resurrection was celebrated in the spring in Syria and in the summer in Cyprus, where it was marked by a red rose, represnting the blood of Aphrodite as she trod over some white roses on her way to meet her wounded lover.
There is an excellent site on the myth and cult of Adonis on this site
A look at the name Adonis on google shows that he lives on in the names of the following: the Adonis Cabaret, a girls' night out hen night in various cities in England, Adonis Grooming, a stockist for male grooming brands, Adonis Construction, oh well, (ADaptive Optics Near Infrared System), an Adaptive Optics system for telescopes, Adonis Beauty Consultants, Adonis Travel and Tourism, Adonis furniture, the Adonis Blue butterfly and, inevitably, Adonis Gent, an erotic gay male club in Belgium as well as an eating disorder called the Adonis Complex. So it is safe to say that Adonis is still very much with us as the personification of youthful good looks.