Godchecker guide to ATLAS: God of Weightlifting and Heavy Burdens. Atlas is the Greek God of Strength and comes from the mythology of. In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the sky for eternity after the Titanomachy. Although associated with various places, he became. In Greek mythology, Atlas (Eng. /'æt ləs/ Gk. Ἄτλας) was the . Atlas was used as a symbol in Ayn Rand's philosophical novel, Atlas Shrugged. Almost always depicted, at least in modern times, with the globe of the world on his shoulders - which, incidentally, makes it seem that the ancients did not think that the world was flat. Greek Lyric II Greek lyric C6th to 5th B. Heracles, suspecting Atlas did not intend to return, pretended to agree to Atlas' offer, asking only that Atlas take the sky again for a few minutes so Heracles could rearrange his cloak as padding on his shoulders. Downloading your prezi starts automatically within seconds. Hardie, "Atlas and Axis" The Classical Quarterly N. 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. Heracles, suspecting Atlas didn't intend to return again, pretended to agree to Atlas' offer, asking only that Atlas take the sky again for a few minutes so Heracles could rearrange his cloak as padding on his shoulders. Pleione wife , Hesperis lover , Aithra lover. To link to this page in a forum post or comment box, just copy and paste the text below: Seneca, Phaedra ff ; "On those shoulders [of Herakles], on which the royal structure of the lofty sky had rested. Send the link below via email or IM Copy. Maia, Calypso, Alcyone, Merope, Electra, Celaeno. This page was last edited on 12 June , at Set privacy level Privacy level. The Etruscan name for Atlas, aril, is etymologically independent. Pausanias, Description of Greece 6. Ancient Greek deities by affiliation. Hyginus Mythographus , der das Urweltliche der Gestalt herausstreichen wollte, machte Atlas zum Sohn von Aether und Gaia.