Ἄτλας (Átlas) (Other Titans) Titan forced to carry the heavens upon his shoulders by Zeus. Also Son of Iapetus.
In Greek mythology, Atlas (/ˈætləs/; Ancient Greek: Ἄτλας) was the Titan god of endurance and astronomy, condemned to hold up the sky for eternity after the Titanomachy. Although associated with various places, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in northwest Africa (modern-day Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia). Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Asia or Clymene. He had many children, mostly daughters, the Hesperides, the Hyades, the Pleiades, and the nymph Calypso who lived on the island Ogygia. According to the ancient Greek poet Hesiod Atlas stood at the ends of the earth towards the west.
In contexts where a Titan and a Titaness are assigned each of the seven planetary powers, Atlas is paired with Phoebe and governs the moon.[not in citation given]
Hyginus emphasises the primordial nature of Atlas by making him the son of Aether and Gaia.
“Atlantic Ocean” means “Sea of Atlas”, while “Atlantis” means “island of Atlas”.