Atlantis Essay

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Introduction Atlantis; the domain of Poseidon, God of the Sea is a land that many people search for. Poseidon fell in love with a mortal woman, Cleito, and he created a dwelling at the top of a hill near the middle of the island and surrounded the dwelling with rings of water and land to protect her (www.activeminds.com). A temple was built to honor Poseidon and it was here that the rulers of Atlantis would come to discuss laws, pass judgments, and pay tribute to Poseidon. This great land of Atlantis was first described by Plato a Greek Philosopher, and has since then been entrenched into common folklore. The lost City of Atlantis, and the lost civilization of the Atlanteans are some of the most common pseudoarchaeology claims that one hears about. In 1882, Ignatius Donnelly brought the legend into the American consciousness with his book, Atlantis: The Antediluvian World. More recently, the psychic Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), became the United States’ “most prominent advocate of a factual Atlantis” (www.parascope.com). Delving deep into this great, unknown world it’s very difficult to see how people can so easily accept odd explanations without questioning how it could possibly be true! The Claims “Over 11,000 years ago there existed an island nation located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean populated by a noble and powerful race. The people of this land possessed great wealth thanks to the natural resources found throughout their island. The island was a center for trade and commerce. The rulers of this land held sway over the people and land of their own island and well into Europe and Africa.” (www.activeminds.com) This great island was the mysteriously appealing land of Atlantis. An area claimed to have fertile plains of 330 miles long and 110 miles wide, with a climate that made it possible to have two harvests in a year

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