The city of Atlantis would have sunk in the heart of the Atlantic oceans. The lost city still exerts enough fascination, for its mystery, on humans. But was this city real? All the existing evidence says that “it was not the case”.
Mention of the Lost dates back to 360 BCE. Atlantis first appeared in the work of the famous Greek philosopher Plato – Timaus and Critias around the same time. He mentioned that Atlantis was bigger than Libya and Asia combined. According to him, “the city of Atlantis” was founded by the Greek god of the sea – Poseidon – himself, when he fell in love with a mortal woman. Atlantis had a very advanced and developed civilization. The city was inhabited by a demigod (half human – half god). A “utopian” society has been built which has precious metals like platinum, gold and silver, as well as splendid nature.
The city of Atlantis was lost underwater when an unforeseen natural disaster rocked the huge landmass and destroyed the entire city, ultimately bringing down the legendary Atlantis and its civilization. According to the writings of Plato, the gods were angry with the inhabitants becoming selfish and wicked and brought destruction upon them.
But the question remains, why is this city still absorbed in so much speculation when it is unreal. Perhaps this is due to the fact that man has always loved fantasies. We longed for a story with a dreamland and Atlantis delivers exactly what we want, enough to captivate us and leave us satisfied. The existence of this city under water after it sank is probably a myth.
According to Plato, this city was established in a hinterland 1300 years ago. The city holds hidden mysteries that have yet to be discovered by overwhelming and curious humans even after experiencing an unreal fantasy land.
Atlantis is made immortal in our hearts. The city has been depicted in many artistic works, including paintings, films, and novels. This fictional island has found its way into the fantasy genre of the film industry. A very popular DC Universe movie is – ‘Aquaman’ which is based on the lost city of Atlantis which still exists under the sea. The use of this mysterious island in the media has made it popular among millennials.