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 as gods.

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 Olympic gods.

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) and Athena.


The 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 Medusa’s countenance.

Other Greek sources report that Atlas was a great astronomer and therefore carries the firmament with the twelve signs of the zodiac on his shoulders.

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 with Ares.

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 from burning.


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 Bible.

eracles oder Hercules

The 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.  

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