Ixion was a figure in Greek Mythology
Zeus ordered Hermes to bind Ixion to a burning wheel that was always spinning across the heavens; only when Orpheus played his lyre did it stop for a while.
Canon B.H. Davies, a vicar, adopted the name for a column in The Motor Cycle he wrote for 40 years until the 1960s.
I'm no Ixion, but I pluck at his coat tails.