Atlas is a neutered male Husky born August 27, 2008
and last adopted December 12, 2019.
He is 11 years and 5 months old.
1/5 Ex-Legacy Pokey Husky w/Pokey Pic Proof ❤
Atlas was a minor desire pet of mine for some time. When I returned after about a year to Foo I decided to search while I had the chance and luckily for me, Sandy-D happened to be around. Atlas and Amatus were given to me in a trade for my MLPH.
In Greek mythology, Atlas was a titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity after the Titanomachy. Atlas also plays a role in the myths of two of the greatest Greek heroes: Heracles (the Roman equivalent being Hercules) and Perseus. According to the ancient Greek poet Hesiod, Atlas stood at the ends of the earth in extreme west. Later, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in northwest Africa and was said to be the first King of Mauretania. Atlas was said to have been skilled in philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy. In antiquity, he was credited with inventing the first celestial sphere. In some texts, he is even credited with the invention of astronomy itself.
Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Asia or Clymene. He had many children, mostly daughters, the Hesperides, the Hyades, the Pleiades, and the nymph Calypso who lived on the island Ogygia.
The term Atlas has been used to describe a collection of maps since the 16th century when Flemish geographer Gerardus Mercator published his work in honor of the mythological Titan.
The “Atlantic Ocean” is derived from “Sea of Atlas”. In Ancient Greek, Plato’s Timaeus dialogue also mentions “Atlantis nisos” meaning “Atlas’s Island”, giving rise to the English derivative: Atlantis (Atlantean / of Atlas).