According to the Greek philosopher Plato, Atlantis sank into the Atlantic ocean after the gods sent fire and earthquakes to the island. The gods were angry at the people of Atlantis for becoming greedy and pursuing immoral things.Continue Reading
Plato told the story of Atlantis around 360 B.C. and claimed that Atlantis fell 9,000 years before. Most scholars believe that Atlantis was a fictional creation of Plato's to illustrate his philosophical beliefs.
Others believe the story is rooted in fact and refers to an advanced society of Minoans that lived on the island of Santorini 3,600 years ago. Santorini is located in the Aegean sea near Greece. The Minoans disappeared after the island was severely damaged by volcanic eruptions.Learn more about Mythology
There is no real indication that the so-called "Lost City of Atlantis" actually ever existed as the origins for the myth surrounding the fictional city can be traced back to the writings of the Greek philosopher Plato, who wrote about a continent called Atlantis in 360 B.C. Although there is no real proof that Atlantis ever existed, there have been numerous reports of researchers or explorers supposedly finding the site of the lost city, and there are some scholars who believe that the city was real. For example, in 2011, Phillip Reeder, a professor at the University of South Florida, announced that he found what he believed to be the former site of Atlantis in Spain's Donana National Park.Full Answer >
The continent of Atlantis was first mentioned by Plato in his writings, but an exact location for the continent has never been established. Atlantis is considered a legend, because no actual evidence of its existence has been found.Full Answer >
According to Greek mythology, Poseidon is the god of the sea and is one of the 12 gods known as the Olympians. Poseidon is the son of Cronus and Rhea, and he is the brother of Zeus, the god of the sky.Full Answer >
When considering the original gods of Mount Olympus, there are a total of 12. The 12 original gods include Aphrodite, Zeus, Poseidon, Demeter, Artemis, Athena, Hera, Hestia, Pluto, Ares, Apollo and Hermes.Full Answer >