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Atlas never bore the world on his shoulders; he was actually condemned by Zeus to bear the sky. Heracles held the sky for him once. The Atlas Mountains are named for him. [noted -ed]
-- breakofday  7/23/2006
Atlas may also mean "The Bearer (of the Heavens)," from a-, copulative prefix, + stem of tlenai "to bear."
-- eemeelee  10/9/2015

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