Atlantes Los Gigantes of Meso-America Same Story as Atlas Across the Atlantic Holding Up the Sky Measuring Earth


The Mayas (progeny of Atlas’s daughter Maya) in meso-America built temples with pillars called Atlantes which held up the wooden rafters for the ceilings, and probably not coincidentally ciela is the spanish (latin) word for sky seeing Atlas was said to have held up the sky, the Atlas mountains near the Pillars of Hercules symbolically. Atlantes is greek plural of Atlas, so the connection is real by language, and that Atlas was the map-man makes sense of his mastery of the sky, by the stars to have measured the earth according to its axial precession rate of 72 years/degree.