According to the Greek philosopher Plato, Atlantis sank into the Atlantic ocean after the gods sent fire and earthquakes to the island. The gods were angry at the people of Atlantis for becoming greedy and pursuing immoral things.Know More
Plato told the story of Atlantis around 360 B.C. and claimed that Atlantis fell 9,000 years before. Most scholars believe that Atlantis was a fictional creation of Plato's to illustrate his philosophical beliefs.
Others believe the story is rooted in fact and refers to an advanced society of Minoans that lived on the island of Santorini 3,600 years ago. Santorini is located in the Aegean sea near Greece. The Minoans disappeared after the island was severely damaged by volcanic eruptions.Learn more about Mythology
The continent of Atlantis was first mentioned by Plato in his writings, but an exact location for the continent has never been established. Atlantis is considered a legend, because no actual evidence of its existence has been found.Full Answer >
There is no real indication that the so-called "Lost City of Atlantis" actually ever existed as the origins for the myth surrounding the fictional city can be traced back to the writings of the Greek philosopher Plato, who wrote about a continent called Atlantis in 360 B.C. Although there is no real proof that Atlantis ever existed, there have been numerous reports of researchers or explorers supposedly finding the site of the lost city, and there are some scholars who believe that the city was real. For example, in 2011, Phillip Reeder, a professor at the University of South Florida, announced that he found what he believed to be the former site of Atlantis in Spain's Donana National Park.Full Answer >
The Greek god Zeus feared nothing because he was the king of the Olympic pantheon and ruled over gods, men and monsters. Before his rise to supreme power, his mother protected him from his father. When Zeus grew strong enough, he overthrew Cronos and the Titans.Full Answer >
Hercules was a mythological hero who lived in Greece; after he died he was brought by Athena to live on Mount Olympus with the gods, while the mortal part of him went to the Elysian Fields to live with the heroes. Hercules was the son of the god Zeus and mortal Alkemes. He is best known for the 12 labors he performed as punishment for murdering his family while under the influence of Hera.Full Answer >