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Atlas led the Titans against Zeus in the Titanomachy. Atlas the Titan was punished by having to hold the heavens apart from the Earth.

Which God Carried the World on His Shoulders?
Answer to the question, "Who or which god carried the world on his shoulders?"

Titans of Greek Mythology
Besides the Olympian gods and goddesses, the Titans produced other offspring, either themselves or through mating with other creatures. The second generation Titans included Atlas.

In Roman mythology, Atlas (who was turned to stone by Medusa's head) fathered the Pleiades, Hyades, and Hesperides, whose mother was Hesperis.

By Carlos Parada. Atlas is best known for bearing on his shoulders the pillars which keep earth and heaven apart as punishment for the Titanomachy.

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