A Name that murkily provokes. Passionate discussion.
In Our World. Legends so enduring, many
many Words. So writ. About That. Times, Places.
An Archetype per se. Of those Lost Civilisations.
Our Begins. Which Ended.
A Nightmare of an Event. To Live…
and Die. Thru’.
Dusty Dreams. Washed Aways.
A mysterious feeling of familiarity,
yet and so. With Memories lost.
Seeking and Searching for
and the Lands. Thereof. Therein
Our World. Legends so tell. Of Yore. Your
Ancient Ancestors, Scribes, Authors penned
much. Herein Atlantis. Hundreds of Books et al.
Such numbers of discourse self-renew. Anew
the Mystery. Of such a Place. Time and Timings
seems to be. The main… Disagree. Agreeance
of much else as well. Well as such
a lively Land of plenty in Our World. Legends
with Lives, so and made fair.
Misty Oceans so and
surround, a vibrant Ancient Culture. Was there.
A First Civilisation. Of Hope
scenario tis seems. Seemingly
akin in Lore to The Phoenix. An…
Eternal Theme. Themes
that Ancient Greeks. Knew Well. Well as
The Classic accounts of Plato, Critias 1+2,
Hermocrates, Dropides, Socrates.
Retelling themselves those immortal Words
of One. Of the Seven Sages. Solon
Who Himself was repeating. More Words. So on.
Of the Priests of Saïs, Egypt. Of Yore in Deed.
Indeed, herein critically, such surfaces also;..
such of Critias. 2. Too and then. So
Then listen, Socrates,
to a Tale which, though strange,
is certainly true, having been attested by Solon,
who was the wisest of the Seven Sages.
He was a relative and a dear Friend
of my Great-grandfather Dropides
as he himself says in many passages of his Poems;
and he told the story to Critias, my Grandfather,
who remembered and repeated it to Us.
There were of Old, He said,
great and marvellous actions of the Athenian city,
which have passed into oblivion
through lapse of time and the destruction of Mankind,
and One in particular, Greater than all the rest…
Socrates: Very good.
And what is this Ancient famous action
of the Athenians, which Critias declared,
on the Authority of Solon, to be not a mere Legend,
but an actual Fact?
Critias 2: …There have been, and will be again,
many destructions of Mankind
arising out of many causes; the greatest
have been brought about
by the agencies of Fire and Water,
and other lesser ones by innumerable other causes.
The fact is, that wherever the extremity of Winter frost
or of Summer does not prevent,
sometimes in greater, sometimes in lesser numbers. And
whatever happened either in your Country or in ours,..
…remember a single Deluge only,
but there were many previous ones;
in the next place,.. there formerly dwelt
in your land the fairest and noblest Race of Men
which ever Lived,..
first in War and in every way the best Governed
of all Cities,
is said to have performed the noblest Deeds
and to have had the fairest Constitution of any
of which Tradition tells, under the face of Heaven…
Many great and wonderful deeds
are recorded of your State in Our Histories.
But One of them exceeds All
the rest in greatness and valour.
For these histories tell of a mighty Power
which unprovoked made an Expedition
against the whole of Europe and Asia,..
This Power came forth out of the Atlantic Ocean,
for in those Days the Atlantic was navigable;
and there was an Island
situated in front of the Straits
which are by You called the Pillars of Heracles;
the Island was larger than Libya and Asia
and was the Way to other Islands, and from these
you might pass to the whole of the opposite Continent
which surrounded the true Ocean;
for this Sea which is within the Straits of Heracles
is only a Harbour, having a narrow entrance,
but that other is the real Sea,
and the surrounding Land
may be most truly called a boundless Continent.
Now in this island of Atlantis
there was a great and wonderful Empire
which had Rule over the whole Island
and several others, and over parts of the Continent,
furthermore, the Men of Atlantis
had subjected the parts of Libya
within the columns of Heracles as far as Egypt,
and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia.
This vast Power, gathered into One,
…was pre-eminent in courage
and military skill, and was the Leader of the Hellenes.
And when the rest fell off from Her,
being compelled to stand alone,
after having undergone the very extremity of danger,
She defeated and triumphed over the invaders,
and preserved from Slavery
those who were not yet subjugated,
and generously liberated all the rest of Us
who dwell within the Pillars.
there occurred violent Earthquakes and Floods;
and in a single Day and Night
of misfortune all your warlike Men
in a body sank into the Earth,
and the Island of Atlantis in like manner
disappeared in the depths of the Sea…
I have told you briefly, Socrates, what the aged Critias
heard from Solon and related to Us…”. In Deed. Indeed
The Ancient Greek Scribe and Thinker, Plato + Co.
Provides a masterful summary of the essentials
in Our World. Legends so retold. Of Yore.
Of Atlantis. A rising Culture, Tradition
amassing Knowledge, Powers, Truths.
Lives, Dreams. Mores. Treasures too. To
and so saved. For another. Soon… ish. Post
A Civilisation. Fallen
Swept over and aways. By Nature. Cycles.
Eternal Themes that repeat
in Our World. Legends of Yore. Our
and Future. Cycles On.
On and to. Now. Feel.
Free to Share.
Tales told and known.
Of Ancient Ancestors.
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If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our
World Legends. Is A Desire.
To Be So Writ. Herein.