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Atlas: The Strongest Titan (Greek Mythology Explained)

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Atlas: The Titan God of Endurance, Strength And Astronomy - (Greek Mythology Explained)

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Atlas: The Mighty Titan Who Hold the Sky - Mythology Dictionary - See U in History

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The Messed Up Myth of Atlas, Bearer of the Heavens | Mythology Explained - Jon Solo

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Myth Atlas: Maps and Monsters, Heroes and Gods from Twelve Mythological Worlds

In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity after the Titanomachy. Atlas also plays a role in the myths of two of the greatest Greek heroes: Heracles and Perseus. According to the ancient Greek poet Hesiod, Atlas stood at the ends of the earth in extreme west. Later, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in northwest Africa and was said to be "King of Mauretania". Atlas was said to have been skilled in philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy. In antiquity, he was credited with inventing the first celestial sphere. In some texts, he is even credited with the invention of astronomy itself.
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  • Fictional character facts 

  • Etymology 

  • Punishment 

  • Encounter with Perseus 

  • Encounter with Heracles 

  • King of Atlantis 

  • King of Mauretania 

  • Other 

  • Genealogy 

  • Cultural influence