Atlas - god in Greek and Latin mythology


Atlas, in the act of supporting the world
Farnese Collection, Rome

Atlas in the Greek mythology he was the son of the titan Iapetus and Climaene (according to others of the nymph Asia), brother of Prometheus (see Myth of the birth of the first man and the first woman).

Zeus to punish him for participating in the rebellion of the Titans (see Myth birth of the world), forced him to support the world on his shoulders.

He was the father of Maia, the Pleiades, the Hyades and the Hesperides.

Atlante was considered the inventor of the sphere.

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