Originally posted by Skyfloating
The Atlantis Encyclopedia cites hundreds of myths specifically referring to a sunken country in what we now call the Atlantic ocean. None of your
recent news items talk of a sunken country or continent. Case closed.
the Atlantis Encylopedia isn't worth the paper its written on
heres a few of its alleged examples of Atalantean mythology
* Viracocha, the early Inca culture-hero who "rose" from the depths of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca isn't Atlantis
* Balor, the king of the giant Sea People in Irish folklore
In Irish mythology, Balor (Balar, Bolar) of the Evil Eye was a king of the Fomorians, a race of giants. His father was Buarainech and his wife was
Cethlenn. According to legend, he lived on Tory Island which is an island of the Republic of Ireland, located nine miles off the Donegal coast of
Northwest Ireland. so that isn't Atlantis
* Island of Jewels, the paradisiacal realm in Hindu myth. At the center of this island hidden by misty akasha, was a magnificent palace where all
wishes were granted.
Akasha is the Hindu word for Air, the rest of this claim is a complete fabrication
* Enki, the sea-god of Sumerian myth who was a pre-flood culture-bearer from Atlantis
Enki was from Eridu a city on the shores of the Persian Gulf, that wasn't Atlantis either
* Numinor, J.R.R. Tolkien's version of Atlantis in Lord of the Rings. Tolkien claimed to have been plagued since childhood by nightmares he
believed were past-life memories of the Atlantean catastrophe-nightmares also shared by his son. (Numinor was also known as Ele'na and
Tolkien wrote fiction based on mythology, is Sauron also a real person, how about Bilbo Baggins
* Ragnarok, the Norse "Twilight of the Gods"
Ragnarok is the Norse equivalent of the christian Armageddon a battle that happens at the end of time, as such it hasn;t happened yet so this has no
connection to Atlantis
* Pleiades, also known as Atlantides, means "Daughter of Atlas". Greek scholar Diodoras Siculus wrote that the Pleiades were not originally
mythic figures, but real women who married Atlantean culture bearers. Long after their deaths, they were regarded as divine, and commemorated as a
the Pleiades did not marry Atlantean Culture bearers one of them married Poseidon, is he a real person ?
Maia /ˈmaɪə/, eldest of the seven Pleiades, was mother of Hermes by Zeus.
Electra was mother of Dardanus and Iasion by Zeus.
Taygete was mother of Lacedaemon, also by Zeus.
Alcyone was mother of Hyrieus by Poseidon.
Celaeno was mother of Lycus and Eurypylus by Poseidon.
Sterope (also Asterope) was mother of Oenomaus by Ares.
Merope youngest of the seven Pleiades, was wooed by Orion. In other mythic contexts she married Sisyphus and, becoming mortal, faded away. She bore to
Sisyphus several sons.
* Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote about Atlantis in a 1928 serialization by The Saturday Evening Post called The Maracot Deep.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle another writer of fiction so no connection to Atlantis either. He also wrote about Sherlock Holmes is he connected to
when considering evidence for a lost continent you should always consider the source
Frank Joseph who wrote that book is the Editor of "Ancient American" which is the historical equivalent of the weekly world news
really if this is all you've got then I agree it is case closed, not that it was actually open in the first place