In Greek Mythology, son of the Titan Iapetus and the nymph Clymene, and brother of Prometheus. Father of the Hesperides, Hyades, and Pleiades. When he fought in the war between the Titans and the gods of Mount Olympus, Zeus decreed that, as punishment, he should forever bear the burden of carrying the heavens and the Earth upon his shoulders. Atlas was turned to stone by Perseus using Medusa's head in the place where the Atlas mountains (see below) now stand. Also known as the king of Atlantis.
Atlas the Titan
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