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A T L A S
Atlas and his brother Menoetius sided with the Titans in their war against the Olympians, the Titanomachy. When the Titans were defeated, many of them (including Menoetius) were confined to Tartarus, but Zeus condemned Atlas to stand at the western edge of Gaia (the Earth) and hold up the sky on his shoulders. Thus, he was Atlas Telamon, "enduring Atlas," and became a doublet of Coeus, the embodiment of the celestial axis around which the heavens revolve.
C A L I P S O
Calypso would rescue the shipwrecked hero, and Odysseus was nursed within the home of the goddess. The home of Calypso has been referred to as both a cave and a palace, but in either case it was said to be a beautiful place surrounded by trees, vines, birds, animals and babbling streams. Later imaginings of the palace of Calypso would also see the nymph also have female attendants herself.
As she nursed Odysseus, so Calypso fell in love with the Greek hero, and was soon offering to make the King of Ithaca her immortal husband. Such an offer, of eternity spent with an un-aging beauty might sound unmissable, but Odysseus refused the goddess’ offer; for Odysseus was still longing to return home to his wife Penelope.
S A T U R N U S
The titan Saturn, who is a god of time, believed this his own son would dethrone him, just like he did with father Caleus. In order to prevent that occurrence, Saturn ate each of his sons, moments after their birth. As per the legends, his wife hid the sixth son Jupiter, who eventually went on to claim Saturn’s throne.he embodiment of the celestial axis around which the heavens revolve.
H A D E S
Hades and his two brothers, Poseidon and Zeus, drew lots for realms to rule. Zeus received the sky, Poseidon received the seas, and Hades received the underworld, the unseen realm to which the souls of the dead go upon leaving the world as well as any and all things beneath the earth. Some myths suggest that Hades was dissatisfied with his turnout, but had no choice and moved to his new realm.