Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Atlas (mythology)


Related Topics

In the News (Thu 23 May 19)

  
  Atlas
Atlas is a scion of the Titans, the Greek race of giants, and the son of Iapetus and the nymph Clymene.
In the revolt of the Titans against the gods of the Olympic, Atlas stormed the heavens and Zeus punished him for this deed by condemning him to forever bear the heavens upon his shoulders.
When Atlas returned with the apples, Heracles requested him to assume the load for a moment, saying he needed to adjust the pad to ease the pressure on his shoulders.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/atlas.html   (247 words)

  
 Atlas, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Atlas is said to have reigned in Arcadia and have been succeeded by Deimas, son of Dardanus 1, the king who is at the origin of the royal house of Troy.
But Heracles 1 asked Atlas to hold the sky for a moment while he placed a pad on his head, and when Atlas held the sky again, Heracles 1 picked up the apples and left.
The Pelopides (descendants of Pelops 1) may be called descendants of Atlas because Pelops 1's wife was the daughter of a Pleiad and the PLEIADES were daughters of Atlas.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Atlas.html   (792 words)

  
 Atlas - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Because Atlas fought on the side of the Titans in the war with the gods of Mount Olympus, Zeus punished him with the burden of carrying the heavens upon his shoulders.
Atlas was turned to stone by Perseus using Medusa's head in the place where the Atlas mountains now stand, after he threatened Perseus when wanting to speak to his father Zeus about the punishment that had fallen upon him.
Atlas continues to be a commonly used icon in western culture (and advertising), as a symbol of strength or stoic endurance.
www.egnu.org /thelema/Atlas   (346 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Atlas (mythology)
In Greek mythology, Atlas was one of the primordial Titans.
Atlas sided with the Titans in their war (known as the Titanomachy) against the Olympians.
When the Titans were defeated, many of them were confined to Tartarus, but Zeus condemned Atlas to stand at the western edge of the earth and hold up the Sky on his shoulders, to prevent the two from resuming their primordial embrace.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Atlas_(mythology)   (936 words)

  
 Atlastraveldirectory.com - Atlas defined   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Atlas is a small, irregularly shaped (nonspherical) body measuring about 25 mi (40 km) by 12.5 mi (20 km); it orbits Saturn at a mean distance of 85,544 mi (137,670 km), and has an orbital period of 0.6019 earth days—the rotational period is unknown but is assumed to be the same as the orbital period.
The atlas vertebra is the first of the seven cervical vertebrae, and is called such because it bears the direct weight of the skull, just as the mythical Greek titan Atlas bore the world on his shoulders.
The atlas vertebra, in turn rests upon the axis vertebra, which is the second of the cervical vertebra in the spine, with the articulation between these two vertebra occurring at lateral articular surfaces and an unique juncture between a concave facet (on the atlas) and an upward-protruding structure on the axis called a dens.
www.atlastraveldirectory.com /defined.htm   (1112 words)

  
 Atlas Travel Search - Your Source for Anything Travel!
Atlas is a small, irregularly shaped (nonspherical) body measuring about 25 mi (40 km) by 12.5 mi (20 km); it orbits Saturn at a mean distance of 85,544 mi (137,670 km), and has an orbital period of 0.6019 earth days—the rotational period is unknown but is assumed to be the same as the orbital period.
The atlas vertebra is the first of the seven cervical vertebrae, and is called such because it bears the direct weight of the skull, just as the mythical Greek titan Atlas bore the world on his shoulders.
The atlas vertebra, in turn rests upon the axis vertebra, which is the second of the cervical vertebra in the spine, with the articulation between these two vertebra occurring at lateral articular surfaces and an unique juncture between a concave facet (on the atlas) and an upward-protruding structure on the axis called a dens.
atlastravelsearch.com /defined.htm   (1133 words)

  
 Mythography | The Titan Atlas in Myth and Art
Atlas was a legendary Titan in Greek mythology.
Indeed, this mythological character appears in many compelling stories, from the tale of the exploits of the hero Herakles (Hercules), to the myth that claims he supported the sky on his shoulders.
According to the Greek poet Hesiod, Atlas was the son of Iapetos and the Oceanid Clymene.
www.loggia.com /myth/atlas.html   (405 words)

  
 ATLAS : Greek Titan god bearer of the heavens ; mythology ; pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In one tradition, Atlas led the Titanes in a rebellion against Zeus and was condemned to bear the heavens upon his shoulders.
Thus Atlas is described as the leader of the Titans in their contest with Zeus, and, being conquered, he was condemned to the labour of bearing heaven on his head and hands.
Atlas is said to have been the father of the Pleiades by Pleione or by Hesperis, of the Hyades and Hesperides by Aethra, and of Oenomaus and Maea by Sterope.
www.theoi.com /Ouranos/Atlas.html   (4093 words)

  
 Atlas in Greek Mythology: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
U+0103tU+02C8lU+0259s, in Greek mythology, a Titan; son of Iapetus and Clymene and the brother of Prometheus.
When the Titans were defeated, Atlas was condemned to hold the sky on his shoulders for all eternityU+2014a mythical explanation of why the sky does not fall.
ATLAS, in Greek mythology at l s, in Greek mythology, a Titan ; son of Iapetus...the Titans were defeated, Atlas was condemned to hold the...He is identified with the Atlas mountains in NW Africa.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/101230435   (1363 words)

  
 atlas - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Atlas (astronomy), small satellite of the planet Saturn.
Atlas orbits Saturn at a distance of about 133,000 km (about 82,600 mi) and completes one...
Atlas (mythology), in Greek mythology, son of the Titan Iapetus and the nymph Clymene, and brother of Prometheus.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=atlas   (207 words)

  
 Hercules (mythology) - MSN Encarta
Hercules (mythology), in Greek mythology, hero noted for his strength and courage and for his many legendary exploits.
Because Hercules did not know where these apples were, he sought help from Atlas, father of the Hesperides.
Atlas agreed to help him if Hercules would support the world on his shoulders while Atlas got the apples.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761570023/Hercules_(mythology).html   (904 words)

  
 Atlas in Greek Mythology
This is why Atlas is referred to as the son of many parents of different periods and as the father of many daughters of different periods as well.
Atlas II was the son of Titan Iapetus and Asia.
Atlas III was the son of Poseidon and Cleito.
www.atlanteans.gr /eng/engenatlas.htm   (1131 words)

  
 Hesperides - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Hesperides, in Greek mythology, the daughters of the Titan Atlas or of Hesper, the evening star.
Atlas was the father of the Hesperides, the nymphs who guarded the tree of golden apples, and Heracles (Hercules) sought his help in performing one...
- mythological Greek nymphs: in Greek mythology, the daughters of Atlas and Hesperus and the guards of a tree bearing golden apples from which Heracles was required to gather fruit as one of his 12 labours
uk.encarta.msn.com /Hesperides.html   (148 words)

  
 Atlas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Atlas was the leader of the giant Titans who fought a war against the gods of mount Olympus.
Atlas was the father of the Pleiades, theHyades, and the Hesperides.
When Atlas denied hospitality to him, Perseus, showed Atlas the head of the Gorgon Medusa, which had the ability to turn anything into stone.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/mythology/atlas_greek.html   (292 words)

  
 Atlas
Atlas, 425 light years away (as is the rest of the cluster), is (at class B8) a bit on the cooler side (for the class), with a temperature around 12,300 Kelvin.
Like the other naked-eye Pleiades (well, Dad actually), Atlas is brilliant, radiating 940 times as much light as the Sun, much of it in the invisible ultraviolet, the luminosity and temperature telling of a star with a mass about 5 times solar.
Atlas has a reputation as something of a mild "B-emission" star, implying a ring of radiating material formed as a result of its rapid rotation.
www.astro.uiuc.edu /~kaler/sow/atlas.html   (355 words)

  
 [No title]
Eventually Atlas was singled out by Zeus and forced to hold up the heavens as a special punishment.
Atlas had Hercules to hold up the heavens while Atlas went to look for his daughters, who had the apples.
Atlas and Pleione had seven daughters called the Pleiades, whose names were Alkyone, Merope, Kelaino, Elektra, Sterope, Taygete, and Maia.
www.ballpoint.org /greekgods/atlas.htm   (191 words)

  
 atlas - Definitions from Dictionary.com
After the defeat of the Titans by Zeus, Atlas was condemned to support the Earth and sky on his shoulders for eternity.
In Greek legend Atlas was a Titan who took part in the revolt against the gods.
Atlas was usually represented as a human figure bearing the heavens or the celestial globe upon his shoulders.
dictionary.reference.com /search?q=atlas   (760 words)

  
 Greek Mythology
, greek mythology symbol depends on greek mythology allusion.
(greek mythology nymph) greek mythology hector is focused on
is required by similarity between roman greek and etruscan mythology.
greek-mythology.allwebclicks.com   (587 words)

  
 perseus atlas
The new Atlas is integrated with the Perseus Lookup Tool and with the texts of...
Perseus Atlas are also links into other areas of the Perseus Digital...
The Perseus Atlas interface was written in Perl and uses...
www.donbusca.com /worldweb/perseus+atlas   (356 words)

  
 Greek Mythology
GreekMythology.com has information on all subjects of Greek Mythology, including details on Greek Gods and Greek Goddesses, Greek Myths and Greek Heroes like Achilles and Hercules.
It also has full text of Greek Mythology and Literature books.
If you have your own Greek Mythology stories, free research papers, college term papers, college essays, book reports, coursework, homework papers and you want to publish them in this site please contact us now at:
www.greekmythology.com   (161 words)

  
 Atlas greek mythology
About echo in greek mythology greek mythology symbol.
greek mythology phoenix and hermes in greek mythology
is the same as greek mythology allusiongreek mythology theseus depends on greek hercules in mythology.
greek-mythology.allwebclicks.com /atlas-greek-mythology.html   (254 words)

  
 ATLAS - Ancient Mythology
Hercules sought his help in one of his Twelve Labours, that of picking three golden apples from the garden of the Hesperides, in order to accomplish which task Hercules had to temporarily relieve the giant of his burden.
Hercules appeared to agree, but asked Atlas to take the weight of the world for but a moment, while he went in search of a pad, on which to rest his head.
Atlas agreed, took the world from Hercules, and the Greek hero made off with the apples.
www.mysticgames.com /mythology/ATLAS.htm   (171 words)

  
 Greek Mythology : Atlas
Its subject is the winning of the golden apples which grew in the garden of the Hesperides, near the spot where Atlas stood, evermore supporting on his shoulders the weight of the heavens.
The moment chosen by the sculptor is that of the return of Atlas with the apples.
Atlas is the second of Saturn's known satellites
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Gods/Atlas.html   (170 words)

  
 Atlas
Atlas was forced by Jupiter to hold up the sky.
In Roman mythology, Atlas was the leader of the giant Titans.
A moon of the planet Saturn was named after the Titan Atlas for fighting with his brother Saturn.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/mythology/atlas_roman.html&edu=elem   (188 words)

  
 Mythology in Everyday Life
A Procrustean statistic, such as the statement that the average family consists of 3.6 members, is derived from the fact that Procrustes had a bed into which he made every one fit, cutting down or stretching those who were too long or too short.
Atlas, the Titan, held the heavens on his shoulders to keep them from crashing down upon the earth.
The person who has not read his classical mythology simple never knows how much he has missed that could have removed some of the drabness from his contacts with the everyday items around him.
department.monm.edu /history/faculty_forum/Fox_mythology_in_everyday_life.htm   (809 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Atlas, in Greek mythology (Folklore And Mythology) - Encyclopedia
Atlas[at´lus] Pronunciation Key, in Greek mythology, a Titan; son of Iapetus and Clymene and the brother of Prometheus.
When the Titans were defeated, Atlas was condemned to hold the sky on his shoulders for all eternity : a mythical explanation of why the sky does not fall.
Hercules shouldered the burden in exchange for Atlas fetching him the apples of the Hesperides.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/Atlas-1.html   (210 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.