Atlantides


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Atlantides - (Greek mythology) group of 3 to 7 nymphs who guarded the golden apples that Gaea gave as a wedding gift to Hera
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
nymph - (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
The region thus engulfed was beyond Europe, Asia, and Lybia, beyond the columns of Hercules, where those powerful people, the Atlantides, lived, against whom the first wars of ancient Greeks were waged.
These stars, which total fourteen, are known as the Atlantides, the daughters of Atlas associated by Blake with the twelve daughters of Albion, for Blake's Albion (like Atlas) is "patriarch of the Atlantic Continent" (VLJ, E 588).
No es accidental, por ejemplo, que el imaginario utopico se inspire a proposito del encuentro real o inminente con otros mundos; con el continente de los Atlantides (en el Timeo y en el Critias de Platon), con el Nuevo Mundo, el americano (en tiempos de Bacon, Moro, Campanella) o, en nuestros tiempos, la utopia del triunfo tecnologico, llevado a la mas alta organizacion, en algun lugar del espacio cosmico.