* Atlas is a figure from Greek mythology. Atlas was punished by Zeus and made to bear the weight of the heavens and earth on his back.
* In Odyssey, Homer refers to this Atlas as "one who knows the depths of the whole sea, and keeps the tall pillars who hold heaven and earth asunder".
* BUT not to forget: Atlas is the name of det superior vertebrae i spinal column, and plays a very important role in the funktion of both humanbeings and in animalas. And Atlas has a gigantic Atlas easily felt when petted.