reply to post by Hopechest
Hellanicus of Lesbos, a Greek writer born 63 years before Plato, wrote a work called "Atlantis". In it he mentions Poseidon, the founder of
Atlantis, Poseidon's firstborn son Atlas, the first king of Atlantis, and his seven daughters.
Before Plato was born, Herodotus, the "father of history," mentions Atlantis by name, saying the waters beyond the Straits of Gibraltar were said
to be known as the Atlantis Sea. He does this in his book “Clio ~ The Histories, book 1”, which was begun in 450BC.
"But one of the mouths of the Araxes flows with clarity into the Caspian Sea. Now the Caspian Sea is by itself, not connected to the other sea; but
the sea navigated by all the Greeks and the one outside the Pillars called the Atlantis Sea and Erythaean are one and the same."
Plato gave a very detailed layout of how big Atlantis was and what it was comprised of. None of this detail is necessary if all he wanted to do was
tell a moral story.
His writing also states that all the Athenian armies were drowned at the time, so no reason to think the original Athens would have survived either,
as the whole area from Istanbul to Crete at that time was above water.
Plato’s grandfather Solon herd the tale from a group of Egyptian Priests at Sais, around 560 BC, which they knew from ancient tablets and writings
on columns within Egypt.
Plato says Atlantis was ruled by ten kings before it disappeared. Egyptian mythology states there was originally 10 god-kings, who ruled in a foreign
country. They were called Auriteans. Sanchuniathon in 1193 BC calls the same kings "Aleteans". This was 600 years before Plato was born.
Ancient texts in Egypt, Greece and Mesopotamia refer to the 10 god-kings, and also list their replacements, which occurred at around 9850 BC. Some
Egyptian texts were also said to have had maps of Atlantis, including its round capital city. Athanasius Kircher’s 1665 map is based upon an older
Egyptian version of the map, and it may show only the southern most island of Atlantis, as the two landmasses north of it should also have been above
water with it. One of those is circular in shape.
Manetho translated the Egyptian king lists in 250 BC. There is also the king-list at Abydos, the Palermo Stone and the Turin Papyrus. Manetho tells us
that the first kings did not rule Egypt, but a foreign country in the west. Egypt was originally either a colony or a conquered nation.
• PTAH . . . . Hephaestus
• RA . . . . . . .Helius
• SU . . . . . . . Agathodaemon
• SEB. . . . . . Cronus
• OSIRIS . . .Osiris
• SET. . . . . . Typhon
• HORUS. . . . . .
• THOTH. . . . . .
• MA . . . . . . . . .
• HORUS. . . Horus
The old Egyptian word for Cronos is Seb, which later became called Repha. In the Old Testament the Hebrew word for giants/titans is Repha-im. In Greek
myths, the Titans are the sons of Cronos. Zeus fought against Cronos and defeated the titans by throwing a ball of fire out of the sky. It burnt the
land and boiled the sea. Zeus imprisoned Cronos at the bottom of the Ocean in Tartaros.
There is a reason Homer says Tartaros was located west of Gibraltar, under the Atlantic Ocean
I have provided you a copy of a map found in Egypt by the Romans around 30 BC. It seems to show a large island that is now underwater and right where
Plato said Atlantis was. So how could it be mapped if it was always underwater?