National Aeronautics and Space Administration Start_Date: 1992-06-01 Group: Summary Audience_Interest_Guide: Science Institutes Audience_Interest_Guide: … 80. "The Titanes (Titans) had children . 52 ff (trans. ", "Atlas was so grateful to Heracles for his kindly deed that he not only gladly gave him such assistance as his Labour called for, but he also instructed him quite freely in the knowledge of astrology. Aeschyl. ad Lycophr. 627 ff (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Pausanias, Description of Greece 3. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : 491A) : Lycophron, Alexandra 877 (trans. Prometheus (trans. According to the description of the Homeric poems, Atlas knows the depth of all the sea, and bears the long columns which keep asunder, or carry all around (amphis echousi), earth and heaven. 97 ff (trans. [N.B. ", Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. Prometheus (trans. i. Watch Queue Queue "The exploit of Perseus who, they say, slew in Aithiopia a Ketos (sea-monster) from the Atlantikos (sea of Atlas)." Then each part grew beyond all measure (so the gods ordained) and on his shoulders rested the whole vault of heaven with all the innumerable stars. 630,&c., comp. [7] He had many children, mostly daughters, the Hesperides, the Hyades, the Pleiades, and the nymph Calypso who lived on the island Ogygia.[8]. ", Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 407 ff : : Propertius, Elegies 3. "Now Iapetos (Iapetus) took to wife the neat-ankled maid Klymene (Clymene), daughter of Okeanos (Oceanus), and went up with her into one bed. 290 ff (trans. This view looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane. He personified the quality of endurance (atlaô). 80. Suda On Line) (Byzantine Greek lexicon C10th A.D.) : Greek Lyric II) (Greek lyric C6th to 5th B.C.) Polyidus, Fragment 837 (from Etymologicum Magnum) (trans. 130.) "On those shoulders [of Herakles], on which the royal structure of the lofty sky had rested.". "You behold Atlas supporting the whole of heaven. Like Pan, Atlas has a distinctive flying saucer shape created by a prominent equatorial ridge not seen on the other small moons of Saturn. Dione and Calypso, and Hyas and Hesperus, are likewise called his children. In a press release on February 22, 2017, NASA announced the discovery of the most Earth-sized planets found in the habitable zone of a single star, called TRAPPIST-1. [N.B. The rover launched into space atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida; insight from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. "Hyas, son of Atlas and Pleione, [was killed] by a boar, or by a lion. Maps and geographic information systems are the primary tools by which scientists, policymakers, planners, and activists visualize and understand our rapidly changing world. : Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 11. He was probably closely connected with Herakles beloved, water-bearer Hylas. : Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica 2. ", Hesiod, Astronomy Fragment 1 (trans. The Greek poet Polyidus c. 398 BC[15] tells a tale of Atlas, then a shepherd, encountering Perseus who turned him to stone. to C1st A.D.) : Thus Herakles picked them up and left. 20. : Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 349 ff (trans. ", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 13. Barycentric period. 616 ff (trans. 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. ", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 31. Weir Smyth) (Greek tragedy C5th B.C.) [1.2] IAPETOS & ASIA (Apollodorus 1.8) In partnership with Microsoft, National Geographic, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Esri is gathering these and other topics into the ArcGIS Living Atlas Indicators of the Planet (Beta).Leveraging the near real-time information already contributed to Living Atlas by organizations such as NOAA, UN Environment Programme, and US Geological Survey, ArcGIS … [4.1] DIONE (Hyginus Fabulae 83, Ovid Metamorphoses 6.172) i. 80. Day-Lewis) (Roman epic C1st B.C.) "Does not even now great [Titan] Atlas struggle to bear up the weight of heaven, far from his fathers' land and his possessions? 62 ff (trans. The inscription on the heavens says that his son helped him to make it. The belly of Atlas, for instance, one can see although he is bending forward, and one can perceive that he is panting. § 1, 11. Fairbanks) (Greek rhetorician C3rd A.D.) : ", Aeschylus, Fragment 172 (from Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 11. "[9], The etymology of the name Atlas is uncertain. . Maps and geographic information systems are the primary tools by which scientists, policymakers, planners, and activists visualize and understand our rapidly changing world. "At Olympia [in the temple of Zeus about his statue] there are screens constructed like walls which keep people out. . Atlas who holds the sky on his shoulders, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoitios (Menoetius) . 11. Last in the picture come . Rieu) (Greek epic C3rd B.C.) At first, the story of Atlas referred to one mountain only, which was believed to exist on the extreme boundary of the earth; but, as geographical knowledge extended, the name of Atlas was transferred to other places, and thus we read of a Mauritanian, Italian, Arcadian, and even of a Caucasian, Atlas. There are also reliefs of [their father] Atlas. For other accounts see Diod. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. 491A) (trans. lament the greatness of the glory of your time-hallowed honor, the honor that was yours and your brother's [Atlas'] . Atlas, also known as Saturn XV, is a natural satellite of the outer planet, Saturn. ", Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. The daughters of Atlas were the star-nymphe Pleaides and Hyades, and his son, the beautiful youth Hyas. Suda On Line) (Byzantine Greek lexicon C10th A.D.) : Od. Celestial globes were very important in navigation, when sailors used stars to determine their position at sea. : A surname of Atlas, describing him as the sufferer or bearer of heaven, from tlaô. . Oldfather) (Greek historian C1st B.C.) He had been connected with the Hesperides, "Nymphs" which guarded the golden apples, and Gorgons both of which lived beyond Ocean in the extreme west of the world since Hesiod's Theogony. (Apollod. Begone!’ he cried, ‘Or you shall find no joy in that renown your lies invent, no joy in Juppiter [Zeus]’, and added force to threats, as Perseus tried fair words at first, then bravely grappled him. ", Suidas s.v. [24][25][26], Atlas was also a legendary king of Mauretania, the land of the Mauri in antiquity roughly corresponding with modern Maghreb. Planet. ", Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica 5. "[Amongst the scenes depicted on the throne of Apollon at Amyklai (Amyclae) near Sparta :] To describe the reliefs . Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or C7th B.C.) Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : This trip is a great way to discover authentic and real culture in the moutnains in just few kms from Marrakech. : 741, iv. 873.) . Hesiod only says, that he bore heaven with his head and hands. 10 - 16 (trans. [From Caelum (Ouranos) and Terra (Gaia) were born ?] Herakles (Heracles) sought the assistance of Atlas in his quest to recover the Apples of the Hesperides. 491A) (trans. 18. ", Lycophron, Alexandra 877 (trans. . ", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 2. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) : Greek Lyric V) : Still later traditions distort the original idea still more, by putting rationalistic interpretations upon it, and make Atlas a man who was metamorphosed into a mountain. 79 ff (trans.Boyle) (Roman poetry C1st B.C. ad Aen. "He [Herakles (Heracles)] swells with pride of tested might, and has learned by bearing them that the heavens can be conquered by his strength; he set his head beneath the sky [in place of Atlas], nor did the burden of that immeasurable mass bend his shoulders, and the firmament rested better on the neck of Hercules. "According to the Judges of the Judaeans, Prometheus . Much depends upon the meaning of the Homeric expression amphis echousi; if the signification is "the columns which keep asunder heaven and earth," the columns (mountains) must be conceived as being somewhere in the middle of the earth's surface; but if they mean "bear or support all around," they must be regarded as forming the circumference of the earth, upon which the vault of heaven rests apparently. ", Ovid, Metamorphoses 9. (Hesiod, l c.; Hygin. Homer says he also meditated on the sea, indicating the role played by astronomy in navigation. "From Iapetus and Clymene [were born] : Atlas, Epimetheus, Prometheus. Poseidon and Zeus are carrying Taygete (Taygeta), daughter of Atlas, and her sister Alkyone (Alcyone). Shewring) (Greek epic C8th B.C.) 20 (trans. Following his death, Hyas was placed in the heavens as the constellation Aquarius, the lion which slew him as Leo (Aquarius and Leo were seen to rise and set in opposition), and his sisters as the Pleiades and Hyades. : In front of it the son of Iapetos (Iapetus) [Atlas] stands immovably upholding the wide heaven upon his head and unwearying hands, where Nyx (Night) and Hemera (Day) draw near and greet one another as they pass the great threshold of bronze. The “B” means that 4546B was the first planet discovered around the star 4546 (or 4546A). i. Campbell, Vol. . ", Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 4. lovely Teygeta (Taygeta), and dark-faced Elektra (Electra), and Alkyone (Alcyone), and bright Asterope, and Kelaino (Celaeno), and Maia, and Merope, whom glorious Atlas begot. [1.2] THE PLEIADES (by Pleione) (Apollodorus 3.110, Ovid Fasti 5.79) : 4 : parts show pictures by Panainos (Panaenus). According to others he was instead (or later) appointed guardian of the pillars which held the earth and sky asunder. Showerman) (Roman poetry C1st B.C. [28] Diodorus and Palaephatus mention that the Gorgons lived in the Gorgades, islands in the Aethiopian Sea. 164 ff : : Pindar, Pythian Ode 4. In particular, according to Ovid, after Perseus turns Atlas into a mountain range, he flies over Aethiopia, the blood of Medusa's head giving rise to Libyan snakes. According to Plato, the first king of Atlantis was also named Atlas, but that Atlas was a son of Poseidon and the mortal woman Cleito. This system of seven rocky worlds–all of them with the potential for water on their surface–is an exciting discovery in the search for life on other worlds. "Titan Tethys was once married to Oceanus, whose translucent waters scarf the broad earth. A thousand herds roamed on his pastures and a thousand flocks, unchecked, untroubled by a neighbour's bounds; and there were trees whose glittering leaves of gold clothed golden apples under golden boughs. Lonely Planet Travel Atlas Thailand is a comprehensive collection of maps intended as a companion to the Thailand guidebook. to C1st A.D.) : 22 (trans. [2] Thus, he was Atlas Telamon, "enduring Atlas," and became a doublet of Coeus, the embodiment of the celestial axis around which the heavens revolve.[14]. ", Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 150 (trans. Fab. And she bare him a stout-hearted son, Atlas; also she bare very glorious Menoitios (Menoetius) and clever Prometheus, full of various wiles, and scatter-brained Epimetheus. Original and colorful graphics, user-friendly interface and accurate information – this is what Earth 3D - World Atlas is all about! 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. Athenian Red Figure Vase Painting C5th B.C. Herakles (Heracles) encountered the Titan during his quest for the Golden Apples of the Hesperides. viii. first discovered scholarly philosophy . . ), he was a son of Aether and Gaea. The biggest planet is Jupiter while the smallest is Mercury. Many philosophers, including Aristotle, also viewed Atlantis as fiction. . Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) : Suidas s.v. 10 - 16 (trans. ", Hesiod, Theogony 507 ff (trans. Mair) (Greek poet C3rd B.C.) Exoplanet Exploration Program NASA's science, technology and mission management office for the exploration of exoplanets. 290 ff (trans. A complete bibliography of the translations quoted on this page. . ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 6. Spatial information informs decisions about how to build a better future. iv. Atlas Marley’s glass dome is in Atlas, a planet where the giants used to live. Fab. [1.3] THE PLEIADES, THE HYADES, HYAS (by Pleione or Aethra) (Hyginus Fabulae 192, Hyginus Astronomica 2.21, Ovid Fasti 5.164) "Atlantius [i.e. The first episode of Alien Worlds introduces viewers to a planet called Atlas. Atlas picked three apples from the garden of the Hesperides, then returned to Herakles. Atlas (trans. ", Ovid, Fasti 5. Furthermore, the name of Atlantis mentioned in Plato's Timaeus' dialogue derives from "Atlantis nesos" (Ancient Greek: Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος), literally meaning "Atlas's Island. from the sun, moon, planets and fixed stars]. Shewring) (Greek epic C8th B.C.) : Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. [6] He was a brother of Epimetheus and Prometheus. "Atlas had worked out the science of astrology to a degree surpassing others and had ingeniously discovered the spherical arrangement of the stars, and for that reason was generally believed to be bearing the entire firmament upon his shoulders. 114 (trans. The "Atlantic Ocean" is derived from "Sea of Atlas". Meanwhile the pirates had seized the girls while they were playing in a certain garden and carried them off, and fleeing swiftly to their ships had sailed away with them. "By the Tritonian Lake [in Libya], Kadmos (Cadmus) the wanderer lay with rosycheek Harmonia [on their wedding night], and the Nymphai (Nymphs) Hesperides made a song for them . "[When Phaethon driving the chariot of the sun set the earth aflame :] Even Atlas fails, his shoulders scarce sustain the flaming sky. . 415 ff (trans. ], Ovid, Metamorphoses 6. 1390 ff (trans. However, some philosophers, historians, and geographers have considered Plato’s story as truth.The debate over the Atlantis remained relatively quiet until 1882 when Minnesota’s Represen… 52 ff (trans. The Etruscan name Aril is etymologically independent. May 31, 2020. "Atlas the baleful (oloophron); he knows the depths of all the seas, and he, no other, guards (or holds) the tall pillars that keep the sky and earth apart. Hesiod, Theogony 507 ff (trans. . Fairbanks) (Greek rhetorician C3rd A.D.) : Ovid, Heroides 9. 627 ff (trans. Atlas Iapetionides (son of Iapetos) surpassed all men in giant size. 491A) : Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. the Peleiades are stars]. The hero also slew the Hesperian Drakon (Hesperian Dragon), which in vase painting appears as the Titan's tormentor, and built two great pillars at the ends of the earth, perhaps to relieve the Titan of his labour. ", Hesiod, Theogony 744 ff : Nautilus Cup. Returning with the apples he gave them to Eurystheus who made a present of them to Herakles. iii. 8 (trans. ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 9. Atlas, so huge, became a mountain; beard and hair were changed to forests, shoulders were cliffs, hands ridges; where his head had lately been, the soaring summit rose; his bones were turned to stone. Other references not currently quoted here: Diodorus Siculus 3.60, Servius on the Aeneid 1.745 & 4.247 & 8.134, Tzetzes on Lycophron 873. Herakles agreed, but by a trick gave the sphere back to Atlas. The location of this myth on the Atlantic coast presupposes the Atlas story. There is no need to admire the shaded parts of Herakles' body because they are vigorously drawn--for the attitudes of recumbent figures or persons standing erect are easily shaded, and their accurate reproduction is not at all a mark of skill--but the shadows on Atlas show a high degree of skill; for the shadows on a crouching figure like his run into one another, and do not darken any of the projecting parts but they produce light on the parts that are hollow and retreating. [This is said] in reference to those who undertake great matters and encounter misfortune. ", Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 150 (trans. [Hyas while hunting] sought the lair and brood of the whelped lioness and was bloody prey to the Libyan beast. : In these accounts, Atlas' father was Uranus and his mother was Gaia. 80. But almighty Zeus set free the Titanes (Titans) [including Atlas], for as time passes and the breeze abates, the sails are set anew.". Not wanting to hold up the sphere, he told Herakles that he should carry the applies back to Eurystheus, and that Herakles could hold up the sky in his place. § 7. 2 (trans. ", Simonides, Fragment 556 (from Philodemos, On Piety) (trans. A man holding a sword is coming towards Atlas. v. 18. 17 ff (trans. "[Typhoeus tells Zeus what he intends to do when he has seized the throne of heaven :] ‘Break the bar of Olympos (Olympus), self-turning, divine! The Hesperides (they were removed by the Eleans) were even in my time in the Heraion (Heraeum) (Temple of Hera); the treasury was made for the Epidamnians. "The stormy Peleiades (Pleiades) . 347, &c.; Paus. 18. ", Propertius, Elegies 3. In Greek mythology, Atlas (/ˈætləs/; Greek: Ἄτλας, Átlas) was a Titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens or sky for eternity after the Titanomachy. 349 ff : Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or C7th B.C.) Kronion (Cronion) [Zeus] also shall lift the spinning heavens of Atlas, and bear the load on weary shoulders.’", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 3. [29] The Northwest Africa region emerged as the canonical home of the King via separate sources. ", Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica 2. . . 172 ff : 52 ff (trans. "By no weight will he [Herakles] be crushed who upbore the heavens. ", Pseudo-Hyginus, Preface (trans. ", Seneca, Hercules Furens 425 ff : The main rings are closer to the spacecraft than Atlas is, and the moon appears as only a small, white dot in the center of the image. . Atlas was raised by his sister, Basilia. 61; Serv. Her mother's father the stooping Libyan Atlas [Harmonia's stepmother was Elektra (Electra) daughter of Atlas] awoke a tune of the heavenly harp to join the revels, and with tripping foot he twirled the heavens round like a ball, while he sang a stave of harmony himself not far away. 333 ff : . iv. : viii. Oldfather) (Greek historian C1st B.C.) . Understanding natural and human systems is an essential first step toward reducing the severity of climate change and adapting to a warmer future. The common opinion, however, was, that the heaven-bearing Atlas was in the north-western part of Africa, and the range of mountains in that part of the world bears the name of Atlas down to this day. to C1st A.D.) : Hearing this, Atlas set the apples down on the ground, and relieved Herakles of the sphere. Taurus], and bears, the kind that are seen here. Virgil took pleasure in translating etymologies of Greek names by combining them with adjectives that explained them: for Atlas his adjective is durus, "hard, enduring",[10] which suggested to George Doig[11] that Virgil was aware of the Greek τλῆναι "to endure"; Doig offers the further possibility that Virgil was aware of Strabo's remark that the native North African name for this mountain was Douris. 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Atlas is said to have been the father of the Pleiades by Pleione or by Hesperis, of the Hyades and Hesperides by Aethra, and of Oenomaus and Maea by Sterope. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Pseudo-Hyginus, Preface (trans. . 415 ff (trans. 26. Exoplanet discovery. The main island was called Cerna and modern day arguments have been advanced that these islands may correspond to Cape Verde due to Phoenician exploration. (Serv. iii. 134 ff (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) : ix. "Prometheus advised Herakles (Heracles) not to go after the apples himself, but rather to reelive Atlas of the celestial sphere and dispatch him. 259 ff (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) : Ovid, Metamorphoses 2. Campbell, Vol. [25][27], Atlas became associated with Northwest Africa over time. It is a recently admitted Alliance member-world, and is considered something of a backwater. Weir Smyth) (Greek tragedy C5th B.C.) (Hom. ", Pindar, Pythian Ode 4. Showerman) (Roman poetry C1st B.C. 119 - 120 : This everybody can see is Herakles, though he is not mentioned especially in the inscription, which reads:--Here is Atlas holding heaven, but he will let go the apples. "A wave-washed island [Ogygia], a wooded island in the navel of the seas. "They [the Argonauts] found the sacred plot where, till the day before, the serpent Ladon, a son of the Libyan soil, had kept watch over the golden apples in the Garden of Atlas. . [3.1] MAIRA (Pausanias 8.12.7) Hyginus emphasises the primordial nature of Atlas by making him the son of Aether and Gaia.[40]. The Titan is described as the guardian of these by Homer, and his release is mentioned by Pindar. 4 : Pausanias, Description of Greece 6. [4], Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Asia[5] or Clymene. "Simonides represents him [Atlas] as holding the sky on his shoulders. Suda On Line) (Byzantine Greek lexicon C10th A.D.) : Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. to C1st A.D.) : Homer, Odyssey 1. v. 18. There are three known major ecosystems on the planet: the Crater, Sector Zero, and the Dead Zone, the latter of which covers the majority of the planet. § 2.) Weir Smyth) (Greek tragedy C5th B.C.) Suda On Line) (Byzantine Greek lexicon C10th A.D.) : Hesiod, Astronomy Fragment 1 (trans. 150.) : In either case, the meaning of keeping asunder is implied. Of the winds some are represented facing in the same direction and others as facing in the opposite direction, and while some are friendly with each other others seem to keep up their strife in the heavens. Entry_ID: GCRIO 042 GCRIO_Inventory: 4 Entry_Title: ATLAS-1: Encountering Planet Earth Document_Author: Shea, Charlotte Document_Author: McMahan, Tracy Document_Author: Wiginton, Margaret (editor) Agency_Name: NASA>National Aeronautics and Space Administration Start_Date: 1992-06-01 Group: Summary Audience_Interest_Guide: Science Institutes Audience_Interest_Guide: … 80. "The Titanes (Titans) had children . 52 ff (trans. ", "Atlas was so grateful to Heracles for his kindly deed that he not only gladly gave him such assistance as his Labour called for, but he also instructed him quite freely in the knowledge of astrology. Aeschyl. ad Lycophr. 627 ff (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Pausanias, Description of Greece 3. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : 491A) : Lycophron, Alexandra 877 (trans. Prometheus (trans. According to the description of the Homeric poems, Atlas knows the depth of all the sea, and bears the long columns which keep asunder, or carry all around (amphis echousi), earth and heaven. 97 ff (trans. [N.B. ", Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. Prometheus (trans. i. Watch Queue Queue "The exploit of Perseus who, they say, slew in Aithiopia a Ketos (sea-monster) from the Atlantikos (sea of Atlas)." Then each part grew beyond all measure (so the gods ordained) and on his shoulders rested the whole vault of heaven with all the innumerable stars. 630,&c., comp. [7] He had many children, mostly daughters, the Hesperides, the Hyades, the Pleiades, and the nymph Calypso who lived on the island Ogygia.[8]. ", Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 407 ff : : Propertius, Elegies 3. "Now Iapetos (Iapetus) took to wife the neat-ankled maid Klymene (Clymene), daughter of Okeanos (Oceanus), and went up with her into one bed. 290 ff (trans. This view looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane. He personified the quality of endurance (atlaô). 80. Suda On Line) (Byzantine Greek lexicon C10th A.D.) : Greek Lyric II) (Greek lyric C6th to 5th B.C.) Polyidus, Fragment 837 (from Etymologicum Magnum) (trans. 130.) "On those shoulders [of Herakles], on which the royal structure of the lofty sky had rested.". "You behold Atlas supporting the whole of heaven. Like Pan, Atlas has a distinctive flying saucer shape created by a prominent equatorial ridge not seen on the other small moons of Saturn. Dione and Calypso, and Hyas and Hesperus, are likewise called his children. In a press release on February 22, 2017, NASA announced the discovery of the most Earth-sized planets found in the habitable zone of a single star, called TRAPPIST-1. [N.B. The rover launched into space atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida; insight from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. "Hyas, son of Atlas and Pleione, [was killed] by a boar, or by a lion. Maps and geographic information systems are the primary tools by which scientists, policymakers, planners, and activists visualize and understand our rapidly changing world. : Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 11. He was probably closely connected with Herakles beloved, water-bearer Hylas. : Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica 2. ", Hesiod, Astronomy Fragment 1 (trans. The Greek poet Polyidus c. 398 BC[15] tells a tale of Atlas, then a shepherd, encountering Perseus who turned him to stone. to C1st A.D.) : Thus Herakles picked them up and left. 20. : Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 349 ff (trans. ", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 13. Barycentric period. 616 ff (trans. 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. ", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 31. Weir Smyth) (Greek tragedy C5th B.C.) [1.2] IAPETOS & ASIA (Apollodorus 1.8) In partnership with Microsoft, National Geographic, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Esri is gathering these and other topics into the ArcGIS Living Atlas Indicators of the Planet (Beta).Leveraging the near real-time information already contributed to Living Atlas by organizations such as NOAA, UN Environment Programme, and US Geological Survey, ArcGIS … [4.1] DIONE (Hyginus Fabulae 83, Ovid Metamorphoses 6.172) i. 80. Day-Lewis) (Roman epic C1st B.C.) "Does not even now great [Titan] Atlas struggle to bear up the weight of heaven, far from his fathers' land and his possessions? 62 ff (trans. The inscription on the heavens says that his son helped him to make it. The belly of Atlas, for instance, one can see although he is bending forward, and one can perceive that he is panting. § 1, 11. Fairbanks) (Greek rhetorician C3rd A.D.) : ", Aeschylus, Fragment 172 (from Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 11. "[9], The etymology of the name Atlas is uncertain. . Maps and geographic information systems are the primary tools by which scientists, policymakers, planners, and activists visualize and understand our rapidly changing world. "At Olympia [in the temple of Zeus about his statue] there are screens constructed like walls which keep people out. . Atlas who holds the sky on his shoulders, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoitios (Menoetius) . 11. Last in the picture come . Rieu) (Greek epic C3rd B.C.) At first, the story of Atlas referred to one mountain only, which was believed to exist on the extreme boundary of the earth; but, as geographical knowledge extended, the name of Atlas was transferred to other places, and thus we read of a Mauritanian, Italian, Arcadian, and even of a Caucasian, Atlas. There are also reliefs of [their father] Atlas. For other accounts see Diod. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. 491A) (trans. lament the greatness of the glory of your time-hallowed honor, the honor that was yours and your brother's [Atlas'] . Atlas, also known as Saturn XV, is a natural satellite of the outer planet, Saturn. ", Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. The daughters of Atlas were the star-nymphe Pleaides and Hyades, and his son, the beautiful youth Hyas. Suda On Line) (Byzantine Greek lexicon C10th A.D.) : Od. Celestial globes were very important in navigation, when sailors used stars to determine their position at sea. : A surname of Atlas, describing him as the sufferer or bearer of heaven, from tlaô. . Oldfather) (Greek historian C1st B.C.) He had been connected with the Hesperides, "Nymphs" which guarded the golden apples, and Gorgons both of which lived beyond Ocean in the extreme west of the world since Hesiod's Theogony. (Apollod. Begone!’ he cried, ‘Or you shall find no joy in that renown your lies invent, no joy in Juppiter [Zeus]’, and added force to threats, as Perseus tried fair words at first, then bravely grappled him. ", Suidas s.v. [24][25][26], Atlas was also a legendary king of Mauretania, the land of the Mauri in antiquity roughly corresponding with modern Maghreb. Planet. ", Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica 5. "[Amongst the scenes depicted on the throne of Apollon at Amyklai (Amyclae) near Sparta :] To describe the reliefs . Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or C7th B.C.) Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : This trip is a great way to discover authentic and real culture in the moutnains in just few kms from Marrakech. : 741, iv. 873.) . Hesiod only says, that he bore heaven with his head and hands. 10 - 16 (trans. [From Caelum (Ouranos) and Terra (Gaia) were born ?] Herakles (Heracles) sought the assistance of Atlas in his quest to recover the Apples of the Hesperides. 491A) (trans. 18. ", Lycophron, Alexandra 877 (trans. . ", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 2. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) : Greek Lyric V) : Still later traditions distort the original idea still more, by putting rationalistic interpretations upon it, and make Atlas a man who was metamorphosed into a mountain. 79 ff (trans.Boyle) (Roman poetry C1st B.C. ad Aen. "He [Herakles (Heracles)] swells with pride of tested might, and has learned by bearing them that the heavens can be conquered by his strength; he set his head beneath the sky [in place of Atlas], nor did the burden of that immeasurable mass bend his shoulders, and the firmament rested better on the neck of Hercules. "According to the Judges of the Judaeans, Prometheus . Much depends upon the meaning of the Homeric expression amphis echousi; if the signification is "the columns which keep asunder heaven and earth," the columns (mountains) must be conceived as being somewhere in the middle of the earth's surface; but if they mean "bear or support all around," they must be regarded as forming the circumference of the earth, upon which the vault of heaven rests apparently. ", Ovid, Metamorphoses 9. (Hesiod, l c.; Hygin. Homer says he also meditated on the sea, indicating the role played by astronomy in navigation. "From Iapetus and Clymene [were born] : Atlas, Epimetheus, Prometheus. Poseidon and Zeus are carrying Taygete (Taygeta), daughter of Atlas, and her sister Alkyone (Alcyone). Shewring) (Greek epic C8th B.C.) 20 (trans. Following his death, Hyas was placed in the heavens as the constellation Aquarius, the lion which slew him as Leo (Aquarius and Leo were seen to rise and set in opposition), and his sisters as the Pleiades and Hyades. : In front of it the son of Iapetos (Iapetus) [Atlas] stands immovably upholding the wide heaven upon his head and unwearying hands, where Nyx (Night) and Hemera (Day) draw near and greet one another as they pass the great threshold of bronze. The “B” means that 4546B was the first planet discovered around the star 4546 (or 4546A). i. Campbell, Vol. . ", Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 4. lovely Teygeta (Taygeta), and dark-faced Elektra (Electra), and Alkyone (Alcyone), and bright Asterope, and Kelaino (Celaeno), and Maia, and Merope, whom glorious Atlas begot. [1.2] THE PLEIADES (by Pleione) (Apollodorus 3.110, Ovid Fasti 5.79) : 4 : parts show pictures by Panainos (Panaenus). According to others he was instead (or later) appointed guardian of the pillars which held the earth and sky asunder. Showerman) (Roman poetry C1st B.C. [28] Diodorus and Palaephatus mention that the Gorgons lived in the Gorgades, islands in the Aethiopian Sea. 164 ff : : Pindar, Pythian Ode 4. In particular, according to Ovid, after Perseus turns Atlas into a mountain range, he flies over Aethiopia, the blood of Medusa's head giving rise to Libyan snakes. According to Plato, the first king of Atlantis was also named Atlas, but that Atlas was a son of Poseidon and the mortal woman Cleito. This system of seven rocky worlds–all of them with the potential for water on their surface–is an exciting discovery in the search for life on other worlds. "Titan Tethys was once married to Oceanus, whose translucent waters scarf the broad earth. A thousand herds roamed on his pastures and a thousand flocks, unchecked, untroubled by a neighbour's bounds; and there were trees whose glittering leaves of gold clothed golden apples under golden boughs. Lonely Planet Travel Atlas Thailand is a comprehensive collection of maps intended as a companion to the Thailand guidebook. to C1st A.D.) : 22 (trans. [2] Thus, he was Atlas Telamon, "enduring Atlas," and became a doublet of Coeus, the embodiment of the celestial axis around which the heavens revolve.[14]. ", Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 150 (trans. Fab. And she bare him a stout-hearted son, Atlas; also she bare very glorious Menoitios (Menoetius) and clever Prometheus, full of various wiles, and scatter-brained Epimetheus. Original and colorful graphics, user-friendly interface and accurate information – this is what Earth 3D - World Atlas is all about! 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. Athenian Red Figure Vase Painting C5th B.C. Herakles (Heracles) encountered the Titan during his quest for the Golden Apples of the Hesperides. viii. first discovered scholarly philosophy . . ), he was a son of Aether and Gaea. The biggest planet is Jupiter while the smallest is Mercury. Many philosophers, including Aristotle, also viewed Atlantis as fiction. . Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) : Suidas s.v. 10 - 16 (trans. ", Hesiod, Theogony 507 ff (trans. Mair) (Greek poet C3rd B.C.) Exoplanet Exploration Program NASA's science, technology and mission management office for the exploration of exoplanets. 290 ff (trans. A complete bibliography of the translations quoted on this page. . ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 6. Spatial information informs decisions about how to build a better future. iv. Atlas Marley’s glass dome is in Atlas, a planet where the giants used to live. Fab. [1.3] THE PLEIADES, THE HYADES, HYAS (by Pleione or Aethra) (Hyginus Fabulae 192, Hyginus Astronomica 2.21, Ovid Fasti 5.164) "Atlantius [i.e. The first episode of Alien Worlds introduces viewers to a planet called Atlas. Atlas picked three apples from the garden of the Hesperides, then returned to Herakles. Atlas (trans. ", Ovid, Fasti 5. Furthermore, the name of Atlantis mentioned in Plato's Timaeus' dialogue derives from "Atlantis nesos" (Ancient Greek: Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος), literally meaning "Atlas's Island. from the sun, moon, planets and fixed stars]. Shewring) (Greek epic C8th B.C.) : Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. [6] He was a brother of Epimetheus and Prometheus. "Atlas had worked out the science of astrology to a degree surpassing others and had ingeniously discovered the spherical arrangement of the stars, and for that reason was generally believed to be bearing the entire firmament upon his shoulders. 114 (trans. The "Atlantic Ocean" is derived from "Sea of Atlas". Meanwhile the pirates had seized the girls while they were playing in a certain garden and carried them off, and fleeing swiftly to their ships had sailed away with them. "By the Tritonian Lake [in Libya], Kadmos (Cadmus) the wanderer lay with rosycheek Harmonia [on their wedding night], and the Nymphai (Nymphs) Hesperides made a song for them . "[When Phaethon driving the chariot of the sun set the earth aflame :] Even Atlas fails, his shoulders scarce sustain the flaming sky. . 415 ff (trans. ], Ovid, Metamorphoses 6. 1390 ff (trans. However, some philosophers, historians, and geographers have considered Plato’s story as truth.The debate over the Atlantis remained relatively quiet until 1882 when Minnesota’s Represen… 52 ff (trans. The Etruscan name Aril is etymologically independent. May 31, 2020. "Atlas the baleful (oloophron); he knows the depths of all the seas, and he, no other, guards (or holds) the tall pillars that keep the sky and earth apart. Hesiod, Theogony 507 ff (trans. . Fairbanks) (Greek rhetorician C3rd A.D.) : Ovid, Heroides 9. 627 ff (trans. Atlas Iapetionides (son of Iapetos) surpassed all men in giant size. 491A) : Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. the Peleiades are stars]. The hero also slew the Hesperian Drakon (Hesperian Dragon), which in vase painting appears as the Titan's tormentor, and built two great pillars at the ends of the earth, perhaps to relieve the Titan of his labour. ", Hesiod, Theogony 744 ff : Nautilus Cup. Returning with the apples he gave them to Eurystheus who made a present of them to Herakles. iii. 8 (trans. ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 9. Atlas, so huge, became a mountain; beard and hair were changed to forests, shoulders were cliffs, hands ridges; where his head had lately been, the soaring summit rose; his bones were turned to stone. Other references not currently quoted here: Diodorus Siculus 3.60, Servius on the Aeneid 1.745 & 4.247 & 8.134, Tzetzes on Lycophron 873. Herakles agreed, but by a trick gave the sphere back to Atlas. The location of this myth on the Atlantic coast presupposes the Atlas story. There is no need to admire the shaded parts of Herakles' body because they are vigorously drawn--for the attitudes of recumbent figures or persons standing erect are easily shaded, and their accurate reproduction is not at all a mark of skill--but the shadows on Atlas show a high degree of skill; for the shadows on a crouching figure like his run into one another, and do not darken any of the projecting parts but they produce light on the parts that are hollow and retreating. [This is said] in reference to those who undertake great matters and encounter misfortune. ", Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 150 (trans. [Hyas while hunting] sought the lair and brood of the whelped lioness and was bloody prey to the Libyan beast. : In these accounts, Atlas' father was Uranus and his mother was Gaia. 80. But almighty Zeus set free the Titanes (Titans) [including Atlas], for as time passes and the breeze abates, the sails are set anew.". Not wanting to hold up the sphere, he told Herakles that he should carry the applies back to Eurystheus, and that Herakles could hold up the sky in his place. § 7. 2 (trans. ", Simonides, Fragment 556 (from Philodemos, On Piety) (trans. A man holding a sword is coming towards Atlas. v. 18. 17 ff (trans. "[Typhoeus tells Zeus what he intends to do when he has seized the throne of heaven :] ‘Break the bar of Olympos (Olympus), self-turning, divine! The Hesperides (they were removed by the Eleans) were even in my time in the Heraion (Heraeum) (Temple of Hera); the treasury was made for the Epidamnians. "The stormy Peleiades (Pleiades) . 347, &c.; Paus. 18. ", Propertius, Elegies 3. In Greek mythology, Atlas (/ˈætləs/; Greek: Ἄτλας, Átlas) was a Titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens or sky for eternity after the Titanomachy. 349 ff : Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or C7th B.C.) Kronion (Cronion) [Zeus] also shall lift the spinning heavens of Atlas, and bear the load on weary shoulders.’", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 3. [29] The Northwest Africa region emerged as the canonical home of the King via separate sources. ", Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica 2. . . 172 ff : 52 ff (trans. "By no weight will he [Herakles] be crushed who upbore the heavens. ", Pseudo-Hyginus, Preface (trans. ", Seneca, Hercules Furens 425 ff : The main rings are closer to the spacecraft than Atlas is, and the moon appears as only a small, white dot in the center of the image. . Atlas was raised by his sister, Basilia. 61; Serv. Her mother's father the stooping Libyan Atlas [Harmonia's stepmother was Elektra (Electra) daughter of Atlas] awoke a tune of the heavenly harp to join the revels, and with tripping foot he twirled the heavens round like a ball, while he sang a stave of harmony himself not far away. 333 ff : . iv. : viii. Oldfather) (Greek historian C1st B.C.) . Understanding natural and human systems is an essential first step toward reducing the severity of climate change and adapting to a warmer future. The common opinion, however, was, that the heaven-bearing Atlas was in the north-western part of Africa, and the range of mountains in that part of the world bears the name of Atlas down to this day. to C1st A.D.) : Hearing this, Atlas set the apples down on the ground, and relieved Herakles of the sphere. Taurus], and bears, the kind that are seen here. Virgil took pleasure in translating etymologies of Greek names by combining them with adjectives that explained them: for Atlas his adjective is durus, "hard, enduring",[10] which suggested to George Doig[11] that Virgil was aware of the Greek τλῆναι "to endure"; Doig offers the further possibility that Virgil was aware of Strabo's remark that the native North African name for this mountain was Douris. 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