Hey guys hope all of you are doing good and more importantly safe. So coming straight to the point in today’s article we all dig deeper into the mystery of the lost city of Atlantis.
Many of you have already heard of this city and many don’t. No matter what today we will try to know as many things as possible about this legend.
So without wasting any more second let’s get started.
Wait wait. Before we start here is a fun fact for you guys. Some people believe mermaids are actually from Atlantis.
Okay now let’s jump into this.
What is the legend of Atlantis?
The legend of the lost city of Atlantis is one of the most popular and interesting legends of the sea. Atlantis is a possibly fictional island that was initially mentioned in the works of Plato, a Greek philosopher. Plato was known to talk truth about human conditions at his time. All of his works were real and practical. It is due to this reason that some people believe the legend of the lost city of Atlantis to be true even 2,300 years after his death.
According to the legend, the city of Atlantis sank into the sea as it was hit by a giant earthquake, volcano or tsunami. Plato stated that Atlantis existed around 9000 years before he was born and that the story had been passed down for generations. However, the only sources of the information about Atlantis available today are Plato’s writings.
Where is it situated?
There are many theories that have been put forward about the location of the city. Some theories say that it was located in the Mediterranean. Some say that it was off the coast of Spain. Some even say that it lies under what we know today as Antarctica. Some say that it lies somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.
Plato added that the city under the sea should have been somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. However, no technology so far has revealed any such city on the ocean bed. For a long time, Azores was believed to be the site of the city of Atlantis. However, the new researches have revealed a new site and the scientists are sure that Atlantis can be found in Cadiz, somewhere between the Spain and Morocco waters.
Actually, there is not a single place on earth where Atlantis has not been believed to be located.
How was Atlantis created?
According to the legend, Poseidon, the god of the sea, storms and earthquakes built the city of Atlantis.
That was because he fell in love with a woman named Cleito who was a mortal that is, a human. The city was made on the top of a hill on an island on the sea. The island was completely isolated. Poseidon did so for Cleito’s safety.
It is believed that before Poseidon built the city of Atlantis, he travelled the whole world to find the biggest island ever. When he saw an island, which was the biggest of all (Atlantis), he discovered that the people living on the island were more beautiful and intelligent than the people in the rest of the world. It was on Atlantis that he met and fell in love with Cleito. Cleito later became his wife.
And finally what happened to Atlantis?
As there are many theories about Atlantis being real so similarly there are a lot of theories that try to explain what may have happened to Atlantis if it existed.
Some theories say that Atlantis was hit by a natural disaster like an earthquake, a tsunami or a volcanic eruption which resulted in the city sinking under the sea. Some theories also say that the people living in Atlantis were highly advanced and lived in a utopian civilization, but they soon became greedy and lost common human values. As a result, the gods became angry and punished the people of Atlantis by sending “one terrible night of fire and earthquakes” over the city and eventually destroying it completely.
So that was it for today. I hope you found it interesting and informative.