Focused, enduring presence... After the
Titans were defeated by the Olympians, Atlas the Titan was condemned by Zeus to
stand at the edge of the earth & bear the weight of the sky on his shoulders.
Many legends attribute Atlas the Titan as the teacher of astronomy to mortals.
Mythology tales also portray Atlas as responsible for guarding the pillars that
keep the Earth and sky apart. Early drawings & sculpture portray Atlas
supporting a celestial globe, but in more modern designs Atlas is often seen
supporting the weight of the earth on his shoulders.
THIS GLOBE IS UPDATABLE!!!
The world does
change from time to time.
click image above for a detailed view
|Globe Type:||12" Political, made from 100% reclaimed paperfiber|
|Base:||Molded resin w/ bronze finish|
|Meridian:||Calibrated full cast metal, fixed incline mount|
|Color:||Bronze metallic globe colors|
|Special:||Statue of Atlas is holding world globe|
|Pros:||Bronze metallic inks show off globe's raised relief quite nicely|
|1-World comment:||Nice presentation, one of our most popular models!|
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