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Old 05-06-2012, 02:11 PM
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let us have a look at the myth of Atlas ( as in Atlas Mountains ) :

In Greek mythology, Atlas (English pronunciation: /ˈćtləs/, Greek: Ἄτλας) was the primordial Titan who supported the heavens. Although associated with various places, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in northwest Africa (Modern-day Morocco and Algeria).[1] Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Asia[2] or Klyménē (Κλυμένη):[3]
Now Iapetus took to wife the neat-ankled maid Clymene, daughter of Ocean, and went up with her into one bed. And she bare him a stout-hearted son, Atlas: also she bare very glorious Menoetius and clever Prometheus, full of various wiles, and scatter-brained Epimetheus.
—Hesiod, Theogony 507–11

In contexts where a Titan and a Titaness are assigned each of the seven planetary powers, Atlas is paired with Phoebe and governs the moon.[not in citation given][4] He had three brothers: Prometheus, Epimetheus and Menoetius.[5]

Hyginus emphasises the primordial nature of Atlas by making him the son of Aether and Gaia.[6]

The first part of the term "Atlantic Ocean" refers to "Sea of Atlas", the term "Atlantis" refers to "island of Atlas".
quite interesting when you compare it with the berber legend of giants

if you were to interpret

Titan who supported the heavens
in a scientific way could think of it as a portal or Space Elevetor ... Arthur C Clark's way of seeing things

Space elevator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 1979, space elevators were introduced to a broader audience with the simultaneous publication of Arthur C. Clarke's novel, The Fountains of Paradise, in which engineers construct a space elevator on top of a mountain peak in the fictional island country of Taprobane (loosely based on Sri Lanka, albeit moved south to the Equator)
see also prophet of sci fi to know how he got his inspiration search google for links

Prophets of Science Fiction - Ridley Scott - Science Channel - HD - YouTube

while we are still discussing Sci fi

Ancient Aliens S04E10 | Aliens and Dinosaurs | FULL - YouTube


Found alive: Two Flying Dinosaur Species in Papua New Guinea [with videos] | THE TRUTH BEHIND THE SCENES


Ica stones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 1966, Peruvian physician Javier Cabrera Darquea was presented with a stone that had a carved picture of what Cabrera believed to be an extinct fish by a friend for his 42nd birthday
Signs and symbols rule the world, not words nor laws.” -Confucius.

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