Titan Atlas of Atlantic Ocean Known to Hesiod Four Hundred Years Before Plato Who Therefore Aware of Him Already


Hesiod circa 750 b. c. wrote about the titan Atlas, “at the far west edge of the earth,” so at circa 350 b. c. when Plato wrote the Dialogues with Critias and Timaeus about Atlantis, the Greeks were already well aware that Atlas lived in the region of the Atlas mountains, what Plato did not say but certainly knew. In Plato’s Atlantis, a brother of Atlas was Gades, otherwise known as Hades in Hesiod’s day, a Titan along with Atlas. Posidon (Sidon), the father of Atlas and Gades, was a son of Canaan (see Genesis 10).