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Subj: Re: "A cosmic consciousness that contains Eternity itself. And Eternity... is heavy" sounds pretty much like the "Universe" to me
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 05:18:18 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: "A cosmic consciousness that contains Eternity itself. And Eternity... is heavy" sounds pretty much like the "Universe" to me
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 05:04:52 pm EDT (Viewed 107 times)


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> > "Atlas, along with his brother Menoetius, sided with the Titans in their war against the Olympians, the Titanomachy. His brothers Prometheus and Epimetheus weighed the odds and betrayed the other Titans by forming an alliance with the Olympians. When the Titans were defeated, many of them (including Menoetius) were confined to Tartarus, but Zeus condemned Atlas to stand at the western edge of Gaia, the Earth and hold up Ouranos, the Sky on his shoulders, to prevent the two from resuming their primordial embrace"
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> > He supported the weight of the Heavens. A cosmic being, even if we take in consideration what his role in myth was. And in some art, he is depicted holding a sphere representing the stars and constellations.
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> So the planet Earth has a "western edge," huh? I guess it's still flat...

And that would change what exactly? The Earth was only where he needed to step in.

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> And Uranus isn't the HEAVENS -- it's the Sky. The Greeks felt that the Sky was heaven -- it isn't literal.

Ancient texts both allure it as "Heavens" as well as "sky". Art representations show Atlas holding a celestial sphere with stars and constellations.

Its a cosmic feat and was always meant to be.

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> And in the Marvel Universe Gaea isn't actually THE EARTH.

She is the heart of the planet, as aknowleged in "Defenders". Moreso, the terms "Gaea" and "Earth" are as much as interchangable as "Heavens" and "Sky". They basically refer to the same thing.

Wheter Atlas hefted a realm of stars and planets on his back, or the actual weight of a cosmic being, its still remains one thing: A classic over the top feat display of strenght and stamina.