In Greek mythology, Atlas (LH:6), in Greek: Ατλας (NE:532), Egyptian prescript: Shu, was a Titan, condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity, after the Titanomachy, a ten-year war, fought in Thessaly, consisting of most of the Titans, an older generation of gods, based on Mount Othrys, fighting against the Olympians, a younger generations, who would come to reign on Mount Olympus; Atlas, afterwards, turned into a mountain.
The following are related quotes:
- “Now Iapetus took to wife the neat-ankled maid Clymene, daughter of Ocean, and went up with her into one bed. And she bore him a stout-hearted son, Atlas (Egyptian: Shu): also she bore very glorious Menoetius and clever Prometheus, full of various wiles, and scatter-brained Epimetheus who from the first was a mischief to men who eat bread; for it was he who first took of Zeus (Egyptian: Atum-Ra) the woman, the maiden whom he had formed.”
- — Hesiod (750BC), Theogony (§510-515)
- Atlas Shrugged | Ayn Rand (1957)
- Atlas (mythology) – Wikipedia.