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Atlantis was a lost island civilization, about 7.5 miles southeast of the present-day island of Thera in the Aegean Sea. It possessed a great technology and civilization but eventually sank beneath the waves. The people of Atlantis were sometimes referred to as Atlanteans.

HistoryEdit

According to Sophia Hapgood, the Atlanteans lived in a perpetual serenity and happiness and possessed a technology more advanced than the one of the 20th century, even 5000 years ago. Bjorn Heimdall believed that spacemen visited Earth and built colonies, like Atlantis.[1]

However, according to high priest Nur-Ab-Sal's revelation things were a bit different. The Atlanteans were approached by mysterious horned beings who taught them technology and gave them the secret of the Orichalcum before vanishing as suddenly as they came. The Atlanteans, then filled with pride, started to feel as gods and conquer the known world. But then they watched as the waves raised around them and their nation was destroyed by disasters.[2] They built an airlock technology around them for protection and decided to 'revive' the horned beings by creating a God machine. Using thieves, slaves and prisoners as experiments, they tried to create god-like creatures that could protect Atlantis.[1]

Unfortunately all of the experiments failed, and the persons ended up as mutilated horned subhumans. Eventually, the failed experiments were so many that they rebelled and massacred the populace.[1]

As Plato described in his dialogues Timaeus and Critias, Atlantis disappeared "in a single day and night of misfortune".[3]

Some Atlanteans, the Shintay, survived having been banished from the city for their worship.[4] Nur-Ab-Sal, though killed in the creatures' rebellion, continued to live on in spirit form having impressed his essence upon a necklace.[2]

Atlantis had several known outposts, such as the Labyrinth on Crete, Thera, Tikal, Moulay Idriss and Iceland. Following its destruction, the story fell into legend cemented from mistranslations of Plato's writings (Timaeus, Critias[3] and the lesser known Hermocrates[3]), leading people to believe the island was actually an impossible continent.

Colossus

The central complex where the God Machine was located.

Many Atlantean artifacts, however, were uncovered during the Jastro Expedition in 1929.[2]

In 1939, the Nazis — particularly Dr. Hans Ubermann — became obsessed with finding Atlantis to use the power of the Orichalcum and the god machine. Meanwhile, Sophia Hapgood, a psychic in New York City, became popular giving lectures about the lost world. Indiana Jones teamed up with her to beat the Nazis to the lost city. During that event, and misuse of the god machine, the ruins of Atlantis collapsed once more.[2][1]

Two years later, Jones saw a vision of Atlantis when touched a stone ball recovered from the site of the Akashic Hall of Records.[5]

DescriptionEdit

Atlantis

Miniature map of Atlantis in the Labyrinth.

Atlantis was circular in shape. The city was structurally and politically divided in three concentric circles. The outer ring was for the laymen and contained living quarters, houses and other structures, and (at least during the later ages) had the airlock entrance. A river stream separated it from the second ring which led to the center, the capital and the Colossus which contained the god machine.[2]

Notable AtlanteansEdit

  • Nur-Ab-Sal - One of the Atlanteans who survived in godlike, or possibly spirit form. Sophia Hapgood was in contact with him, and he eventually possessed her.[2][1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The location of Atlantis is random in the game[1], however the comic fixes it down to 'seven and half miles southeast of Thera'.[2]

Real-life theories concerning the location of Atlantis support Crete, Thera, or the Azores as the most likely candidates. Other scientists theorised that real sites like Troj or some place in the Black Sea area before the flooding catastrophe at the end of the last ice age were the prototype for the legend.

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