Atlantis

cauldbairn

Central Defender
It was invented by Plato as a morality tale on the rise and fall of civilisations, probably inspired by the real life destruction of cities such as Helike.

Most of the myths referring to its real existence were devised by theosophists and the early new age movement in the 19th century.
 

bigmarlon

Midfield
Stories are how we pass on ideas through generations. Flood myths can be interpreted in an infinite number of ways. They can simply mean "wipe away the shit and start anew", or something more complex like "societal structures (the ark in Noah's tale) saving humanity from drowning in chaos". Atlantis is more a cautionary tale of what happens to a society when it fails to protect itself from unseen external forces.

There's a reason these stories are found all over the world and hold the test of time.
 

The Exile

Striker
Bit of both, I think. There was clearly an advanced (by the time's standards) seafaring society around at that time. The flood myth is also accompanied by myths of a great civilising individual arriving from across the sea pretty much everywhere in the world at a similar time.
 

Leon Solent

Midfield
Some of their buses survived the destruction and were put in service on the Central Station to Saltwell Park in 1960. The Atlantean was quite an improvement to the No. 53 service.
 
It was invented by Plato as a morality tale on the rise and fall of civilisations, probably inspired by the real life destruction of cities such as Helike.

Most of the myths referring to its real existence were devised by theosophists and the early new age movement in the 19th century.
How do you know Plato's intentions. Why could this not be a factual account.

Stories are how we pass on ideas through generations. Flood myths can be interpreted in an infinite number of ways. They can simply mean "wipe away the shit and start anew", or something more complex like "societal structures (the ark in Noah's tale) saving humanity from drowning in chaos". Atlantis is more a cautionary tale of what happens to a society when it fails to protect itself from unseen external forces.

There's a reason these stories are found all over the world and hold the test of time.
The flood myths are not myths though are they. We know there have been many such events
 
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