The Children of Atlas
The most famous children of Atlas the Greek god of endurance was associated with two lovers, Hesperis and Pleione. His children were the Hesperides by Hesperis, a goddess of the evening star and & the Pleiades, Calypso, the Hyades, and Hyas by Pleione.
- The Hesperides were beautiful nymphs that inhabited and tended a beautiful garden that contained a tree bearing the golden apples of immortality. Their names were Hespera, Aegle and Erytheis.
- The Pleiades were nymphs who were the seven sisters of the stars
- The Hyades were celestial nymphs, the 7 half-sisters of the Pleiades
- Hyas was a spirit of seasonal rains
- Calypso was the the beautiful nymph who lived on the island of Ogygia, where she kept Odysseus prisoner for a number of years - refer to the Myth of Odysseus, Calypso and the Sirens
Atlas and the Battle of the Titans
Atlas fought on the side of the old Titan gods, in the Battle of the Titans, also called the Titanomachy, which was a power struggle between the elder Titan gods and the younger generation of gods who became known as the Olympians. He supported and fought for the Othrysians (the Titan gods who were based on Mount Othrys) with his father Iapetus and his brother Menoetius. Their adversities included his two other brothers, Epimetheus and Prometheus. As both sides of the war were immortal, no permanent casualties were possible and Atlas was subsequently condemned by Zeus to eternally hold the heavy weight of the earth upon his shoulders.
The Family of Atlas - The Titan Gods Family Tree and Genealogy
Atlas - The Titan Gods Family Tree
The family members and genealogy of Atlas can be established via the Titan gods family tree, providing an instant overview of the relationships between the major Titan gods and goddesses and their children. The Titans Family Tree is a 'who's who' of the family connections, genealogy and relationships between the main characters who feature in the mythology of the Titans.