What is the Meaning of Atlas | Definition and What is Atlas

Atlas is the name, in Greek mythology, the giant who wears the Earth and the heavens on his shoulders. Son of Iapetus and Clymene, Atlas is a titan who was sentenced by Zeus to load the planet.
The term has many uses today. By extension, the mythological concept, atlas is the name of the first cervical vertebra, which is in direct contact with the occipital bone and supports the head.
Another common use of atlas involves the collection of maps (geographical, historical or other) that are collected in a single volume. The atlas, depending on their content, can be national, regional or universal.
Examples: "when I was a kid, I was fascinated to see the maps in the atlas that my grandfather had in his library", "I go to the library to search for an atlas: I have to consult a map of the Roman Empire ', 'Michel seeks Atlas village where we will spend the holidays.
The concept of the atlas is common in astronomy. This name refers to a family of American rockets, a moon of the planet Saturn, and a NASA space observatory that is in phase of study.
Club Atlas of Gualadajara is a Mexican football team participating in the tournament from the first League. He became champion in 1950-1951 and won several editions of the Mexico's football cup.
Charles Atlas (1892-1972), finally, was a bodybuilder and he is the one who invented a popular method of strength training that bears his name.
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