Many researchers who dedicate their time to the mystery of Atlantis adopted
the view that the kings and masters of Atlantis were the later gods of
antiquity in Egypt, Greece, America and Noth Europe. This conclusion is
based on the fact that the primeval tribes were ignorant and so filled with
amazement at the abilities of the Atlantean refugees that they regarded them
The following text offers a closer look at the gods and heroes mentioned:
In Greek mythology, the godfather of the third celestial
dynasty, was the son of Cronus and Rhea. The Romans referred to him as
Jupiter. He was the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus but couldn’t influence
fate. However, his power was omnipresent. Zeus was head of the twelve
His father intended to kill him, that is swallow him after birth. Yet
Zeus was able to escape from that fatal plan and was raised secretly on the
island of Crete. From Tartarus (Greek underworld), he freed the
Hecatonchires and Cyclopes and instead threw down his father and the Titans.
With his father overthrown, Zeus divided the world among him and his
brothers Hades and Poseidon. As a result, Zeus ruled over the heavens, Hades
was given the underworld and Poseidon gained the sea.
With the help of Heracles, Zeus was able not only to ward off an assault
carried out by the Gigantes but also to finally annihilate them. Zeus was
married to Hera who was mad at Zeus because of his numerous love-affairs.
These liaisons brought forth several children, among them Heracles (Hercules)
ruler over the sea and the ocean was Zeus’ brother and thus another son of
Rhea and Cronus. Poseidon was referred to by the Romans as Neptun. He
controlled the sea and maintained his independence from ZEUS. With the help
of Hera and her daughter Athena, he chained up ZEUS to a rock.
The stormy sea is modelled after him and he is also believed to be the
the origin of earthquakes. Even Hades was afraid that the roof of the world
might fall down when POSEIDON set off his thunder.
Poseidon was married to Amphitrite who was a nereid. Poseidon‘s liaison
with the Gorgon Medusa (who decapitated Perseus) brought forth Pegasus, the
winged horse. When the Athenians made Athena their deity, Poseidon flooded
the city and the surrounding land.
In Greek mythology, ATLAS was the son of IAPETUS
and the nymph CLYMENE. According to the Atlantis report, ATLAS was king of
Atlantis and son of Poseidon and Cleito. This trickery of Atlas‘ parental
situation casts a dark shadow on the credibility of the Atlantis report.
In ancient Greece, Atlas was believed to carry the world upon his
shoulders. When he fought against Zeus with the older divine Titans, he was
made carrying the globe as a punishment. For Heracles, he got the apples of
the Hesperides. Moreover, he kept watch over the divine fruit in the west,
at the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Myths say that Perseus passed by
intending to take a rest but was refused hospitality by Atlas. Mad at such
an affront, Perseus got the head of Medusa with its petrifying eyes out of
his bag. As a consequence, Atlas turned into stone when he looked at
Other Greek sources report that Atlas was a great astronomer and
therefore carries the firmament with the twelve signs of the zodiac on his
E oder Gaia
In Greek mythology, Ge was the earth and great mother
of all living. She originated from chaos and great nothingness. In addition,
she gave birth to the sky god Uranus whom she also married.
CRONUS, the youngest son of Ge, castrated Uranus. As a result, heaven and
earth got separated. The story about the separation of heaven and earth is
very old – it can also be found in Western Asiatic mythology. Moreover, the
bible includes an altered version of the creation of the world.
EPHAESTOS oder Hephaistus
He was both the god of fire and the skill in
wrought-iron work. In the Roman Empire Hephaestus was known as Vulcan. Zeus
and Hera were his parents, and one of his brothers was Ares, the god of war.
He was married to Aphrodite, the goddess of love but she had a love affair
Like Zeus, Hephaestus also belonged to the twelve Olympioi. A fight with
his parents left him lame in one leg. Fuming with rage, Zeus threw him from
Mount Olympus to a volcanic island called Lemnos. According to other myths
it was Hera who threw Hephaestus from Mount Olympus because he was deformed.
Most probably, the cult of Hephaestus originates from Asia Minor,
especially Caria and Lycia. The legend claims that Athena was born only
after Hephaestus had split the head of Zeus. By order of Zeus he made the
wonderful Pandora who in her box kept at hand all the world’s evil.
Hephaestus created all things the gods needed, among them the sceptre of
Zeus or the arrows of Eros, the god of love.
He was the son of Helios, the Greek sun god, and
Clymene, a daughter of the Greek primeval god Oceanus. The constellation
Auriga includes him as a star.
Phaeton drove his father’s charriot so fast that the world was threatened
by a terrible heat. Zeus intervened and threw a lightning at his son to
throw him off his cart and then flooded the earth in order to prevent it
EUCALION und PHYRRA
Deucalion, the son of Prometheus, and Phyrra, the daughter of
Epimetheus, were the sole survivors of the Greek Flood.
Their son Hellen is regarded as the progenitor of all Greek people –
hence the name Hellens and the term Hellas for Greece. Zeus sent the Flood
in order to punish people for their misdeeds.
According to Greek myths, Deucalion is the origin of all males whereas
all females descend from Phyrra. The story of flooded Greece resembles the
reports of the Sumeric Flood, the Accadian Flood and also the Flood in the
eracles oder Hercules
son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene is the most important Greek hero. After
him, the Straits of Gibraltar were named the “Pillars of Heracles“.
Hera hated Heracles – more than once in his life she bestowed great
difficulties upon him. He killed the eagle that gnawed at Prometheus‘ liver.
By order of King Eurystheus he fulfilled twelve tasks which are believed to
symbolize the twelve signs of the zodiac:
1. strangling the Nemean Lion
2. striking off all heads of Hydra and thereby killing her
3. delivering alive the Erymanthian boar
4. delivering alive the Arcadian stag
5. killing the man-eating birds of the Lake Stymphalis
6. cleaning the stables of Augeas
7. capturing the Minotaur
8. capturing the mares of Diomedes
9. fetching the girdle of the Amazon queen Hippolyte
10. capturing Geryon’s oxen
11. fetching the golden apples of the Hesperides
12. kidnapping Cerberus
A poisoned garment used by Deianeira, Heracles‘ spouse, finally led him
to the stake. When burning to death, he was taken to Mount Olympus. Heracles
symbolizes power, courage and bravery.