Question: What Is The Roman Name For Atlas?

Atlas also plays a role in the myths of two of the greatest Greek heroes: Heracles (the Roman equivalent being Hercules) and Perseus.

Atlas (mythology)

Children The Hesperides The Hyades The Pleiades Hyas Calypso Dione Maera
Parents Iapetus (father) Asia or Clymene (mother)
Roman equivalent Atlas

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What is Atlas the God of?

ATLAS was the Titan god who bore the sky aloft. He personified the quality of endurance (atlaô). Atlas was a leader of the Titanes (Titans) in their war against Zeus and after their defeat he was condemned to carry the heavens upon his shoulders.

What is Prometheus’s Roman name?

Minor Titans

Greek Name Roman Name
Clymene Asia
Prometheus Prometheus
Epimetheus Epimetheus
Perses Persaeus

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Who are the parents of Atlas?



How did the atlas get its name?

It is believed that the name “atlas,” meaning a collection of maps, came from the mythological Greek figure Atlas. Legend says that Atlas was forced to hold the earth and the heavens on his shoulders as a punishment from the gods. The earliest known atlas is associated with the Greco-Roman geographer Claudius Ptolemy.