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Atlantis by GENZOMAN Atlantis by GENZOMAN
Dedicated to my good friend A.D. Colburn, Captain of R/V Atlantis:Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and to all the crew on the ship

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Hi guys! this is a pic I done time ago as a cover for the October issue of GameStar MMO magazine (German) hope you like it :)

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Atlantis (in Greek, Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, "island of Atlas") is a legendary island first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias.

According to Critias, the Hellenic gods of old divided the land so that each god might own a lot; Poseidon was appropriately, and to his liking, bequeathed the island of Atlantis. The island was larger than Ancient Libya and Asia Minor combined, but it afterwards was sunk by an earthquake and became an impassable mud shoal, inhibiting travel to any part of the ocean. The Egyptians, Plato asserted, described Atlantis as an island comprising mostly mountains in the northern portions and along the shore, and encompassing a great plain of an oblong shape in the south.

In Plato's myth, Poseidon fell in love with Cleito, the daughter of Evenor and Leucippe, who bore him five pairs of male twins. The eldest of these, Atlas, was made rightful king of the entire island and the ocean (called the Atlantic Ocean in his honor), and was given the mountain of his birth and the surrounding area as his fiefdom.

Poseidon carved the mountain where his love dwelt into a palace and enclosed it with three circular moats of increasing width. The Atlanteans then built bridges northward from the mountain, making a route to the rest of the island. They dug a great canal to the sea, and alongside the bridges carved tunnels into the rings of rock so that ships could pass into the city around the mountain; they carved docks from the rock walls of the moats. Every passage to the city was guarded by gates and towers, and a wall surrounded each of the city's rings. The walls were constructed of red, white and black rock quarried from the moats, and were covered with brass, tin and the precious metal orichalcum, respectively.

According to Critias, 9,000 years before his lifetime a war took place between those outside the Pillars of Hercules at the Strait of Gibraltar and those who dwelt within them. But at a later time there occurred portentous earthquakes and floods, and one grievous day and night befell them, when the whole body of your warriors was swallowed up by the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner was swallowed up by the sea and vanished; wherefore also the ocean at that spot has now become impassable and unsearchable, being blocked up by the shoal mud which the island created as it settled down.
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MOMOpJonny Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Koolebra-DDR Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Que preciosa sirena.
AmazonianPrince Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is awesome ! Can you do one on mermen ?
lagartoloco94 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014

Who is that though? It explains the city but not the mermaid.

MRWHITE81 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
marilynofthebay Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like a print of this art. I am doing an art installation called Atlantis: Ship of Fools for an upcoming festival and I would like to feature this as one of the art pieces. Please contact me.
ladyarah Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 50 - Atlantis" You can find it here: [link] ^_^
paigeebaybee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I loooooooooove the colours!
Williams013 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I loved the disney movie!
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