Fascinating Post on Continuing Series on Greek Mythology
From Aquileana Posted on 08/27/2015
“Atlas holding up a celestial map”. Sculpture by Artus Quellinus. (17th century). Royal Palace in Amsterdam.
Atlas (which means ‘very enduring’), was one of the Titans. He was son of Iapetus (a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaia), and the Oceanid Clymene.
Atlas´ brothers were Prometheus (meaning ‘forethought’, the Titan who gave the human race the gift of fire and the skill of metalwork), Epimetheus (meaning ‘afterthought’. He was Pandora´s husband) and Menoetius (meaning “doomed might”).
Atlas was married to his sister, Phoebe (Titan and Goddess of Prophecy).
He had numerous children, including the Pleiades (the stars that announced good spring weather), the Hesperides (the maidens who guarded a tree bearing golden apples), the Hyades, (the stars that announced the rainy season), Hyas (Brother of the Hyades, and spirit of seasonal rains), the nymph Calypso, Dione (Goddess of the Oak and the personification of a more…
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Thanks so much for reblogging this post, dear Linnea… I really appreciate it. Love and best wishes. Aquileana ⭐
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It is my pleasure, Aquileana, to reblog your fascinating posts.