posted on Jan, 19 2006 @ 12:46 AM
Any new archaelogical find near or around Cadiz would aid in solving the riddle of the Atlantis legend given by Plato. Cadiz or ancient Gades (which
is not exactly near the modern city of Cadiz) is mentioned as one of the ten sons of Poseidon, with the name Gadeirus. It would be interesting if
there were ten ancient cities named after these sons. The only one to date that fits the bill is Gades (Cadiz). Take note that this city is near the
coast and would make a great sea port for the Phoenicians. Maybe archaelogical researchers should be looking in the waters around southern Spain for
the true Gades. Possibly sea levels rose after some time over the city's ruins. The Critias says this about Gadeirus' land alotment:
"To his twin brother, who was born after him, and obtained as his lot the extremity of the island toward the Pillars of Heracles, facing the country
which is now called the region of Gades in that part of the world, he gave the name which in the Hellenic language is Eumelus, in the language of the
country which is named after him, Gadeirus."
The other nine sons were:
There is only one region in this world that has multiple ancient named cities having a form of 'atla' in their spelling. I'm sure the how the words
were originally sounded out are the reason why these cities are spelled the way they are today. The region I'm speaking of is Mexico, Guatemala,
Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.