According to Plato, Atlantis was the Domain of Poseidon, god of the sea, of storms and earthquakes. His abode was the Ocean. His symbols are the Trident, the Fish, the Dolphin and the Bull (the Bull being a feature of every Atlantean society, according to my book). He was the brother of Hades, who ruled the underworld and Zeus who ruled the skies. His Etruscan equivalent was the god Nethuns (and the Roman god Neptune, by extension). The meaning and origin of the word “Poseidon” is unclear because it predates Greek Language. Greek can be traced back no more than 6000 years (4000 B.C.), so the language the word “Poseidon” came from, would be older.
Like other antediluvian gods Poseidon had sexual relations with both goddesses and mortal women (humans). At one point he fell in love with a human mortal by the name of Cleito. To protect her, built a sanctuary on top of a hill near the middle of an isolated island in the Ocean and surrounded her new home with rings of land and water and implemented constructions that made the Island fertile and beautiful. There were five concentric circles of land and water each. Cleito gave birth to ten children and thus, the royal family lineage of Atlantis was founded. Their firstborn son, Atlas, was the first ruler of Atlantis (see Platos account for a more detailed elaboration).
Like in other accounts across the globe, Poseidons sexual activities spawned “Giants”. They, in turn, spawned cyclopes, mermen, monsters and a number of other creatures. Atlas too, was a “Titan” (Giant). The “Atlantic” Ocean refers to “seas of Atlas” and the term “Atlantis” refers to “Island of Atlas”. Atlantis was a paradise of peace and prosperity for many generations, until more and more of its inhabitants began forgetting the laws set by Poseidon. Platos account states that this was because more and more gods were intermixing with humans and “becoming foolish like them”. When the sky-god Zeus saw what had become of Atlantis, he gathered the “gods of Olympus” around him and pronounced judgement on Atlantis. This judgement was a gigantic flood that led to its destruction.
As known from other ancient accounts (see the book), sexual relations between gods and humans were considered “forbidden” by opposing factions of “Gods”. The story of Poseidon implies that Atlantis was created to protect one of the “forbidden relationships” and its offspring and that this went well for many generations but that its inhabitants greed for power took overhand and Atlantis, in its last days, was no longer the paradise it started out as. The reason for outlawing relationships between the overlords and us mere mortals was apparently due to a non-intervention agreement regarding planet Earth.
Unfortunately, almost all “establishment” Scholars view Platos account (which was derived from ancient Egyptian priests) as a “standalone story”. That’s the main reason Atlantis is not accepted as historical fact. It is however anything but a standalone.
Various “sea gods” are known across the globe. Hinduism has Varuna, lord of the oceans. Varuna may or may not be the parallel of Poseidon. In his earlier forms he is more of a cosmic (non-physical) deity, in later apparently “denser” incarnations he becomes more similar to the greek god.Poseidon rules over reptilian sea-monsters, Varuna is attended by nagas (serpents) and also rides reptilian “sea creatures”. He is known as the lord of the oceans and keeper of drowned souls. He is also known as the “Guardian of the West”. Just like Poseidon is finally struck down by other gods, Varuna is conquered by Rama. Quoting from the Encyclopedia:
Faced with the dilemma of how to cross the ocean to Lanka, where his abducted wife Sita is held captive by the demon king Ravana, Rama(an Avatar of Vishnu) performs a penance (tapasya) to Varuna, the Lord of Oceans, fasting and meditating in perfect dhyana for three days and three nights. Varuna does not respond, and Rama arises on the fourth morning, enraged by the God’s arrogance. With his bow and arrow, he angrily begins attacking the oceans with celestial weapons—burning up the waters and killing its life and creatures. The Vanaras are dazzled and fearful at witnessing the enraged Rama demolish the oceans, and his brother, Lakshmana, prays to calm Rama’s mind. Just as Rama invokes the brahmastra, considered the most powerful weapon capable of destroying all creation, Varuna arises out of the oceans. He bows to Rama, explaining that he himself was at a loss to answer Rama’s question. Begging him not to destroy the oceans with the missile, he suggests that Rama re-direct the weapon at a demonic race that lives in the heart of the ocean. Rama’s arrows destroys the demons, and establishes a purer, liberated environment there. Varuna promises that he would keep the oceans still for all of Rama’s army to pass, and Nala constructs a bridge (Rama’s Bridge) across to Lanka. Rama justifies his angry assault on the oceans as he followed the correct process of petitioning and worshipping Varuna, but obtaining the result by force for the greater good.
From this little quote alone we can see how all of these “gods” of ancient were rather hot tempered and emotional beings who appear to have had plenty of weapons of mass destruction at their disposal.
Many researchers say Poseidons equivalent is not Varuna, it is Shiva. Both their trademark weapons are the Trident. Some also say Poseidon of Atlantis is equivalent to the Sumerian Enki and the Egyptian Seth, making him the primary adversary of those who sent the flood.
The most prominent uses of the Trident are with Poseidon and the Hindu Shiva, where the tool or weapon is known as trijshula (triple spear). The following is a contemporary statue of Shiva:
And a statue of Poseidon with the Trident:
According to a myth recorded by Juan de Betanzos, Viracocha rose from Lake Titicaca (or sometimes the cave of Paqariq Tampu) during the time of darkness to bring forth light. He made the sun, moon, and the stars. He made mankind by breathing into stones, but his first creation were brainless giants that displeased him. So he destroyed them with a flood and made a new, better one from smaller stones. Viracocha eventually disappeared across the Pacific Ocean (by walking on the water), and never returned. He wandered the earth disguised as a beggar, teaching his new creations the basics of civilization, as well as working numerous miracles. He wept when he saw the plight of the creatures he had created. It was thought that Viracocha would re-appear in times of trouble…
In one legend he had one son, Inti, and two daughters, Mama Killa and Pachamama. In this legend, he destroyed the people around Lake Titicaca with a Great Flood called Unu Pachakuti, saving two to bring civilization to the rest of the world, these two beings are Manco Cápac, the son of Inti (sometimes taken as the son of Viracocha), which name means “splendid foundation”, and Mama Uqllu, which means “mother fertility”. These two founded the Inca civilization carrying a golden staff, called ‘tapac-yauri’…
In another legend, Viracocha had two sons, Imahmana Viracocha and Tocapo Viracocha. After the Great Flood and the Creation, Viracocha sent his sons to visit the tribes to the northeast and northwest to determine if they still obeyed his commandments. Viracocha himself traveled North. During their journey, Imaymana and Tocapo gave names to all the trees, flowers, fruits, and herbs. They also taught the tribes which of these were edible, which had medicinal properties, and which were poisonous. Eventually, Viracocha, Tocapo and Imahmana arrived at Cusco (in modern-day Peru) and the Pacific seacoast where they walked across the water until they disappeared. The word “Viracocha” literally means “Sea Foam.”…
I quoted this because it sounds entirely familiar to anyone who has read the worldwide narrative (on this site and in the book). The only difference is that in this version of the story it was Viracocha who created humans, giants, the flood and held the trident, whereas in other accounts these are factions opposing each other. The sun-gods, flood-makers, Olympians are those who oppose those who bear giants and hold the trident (Enki, Seth, Poseidon, the Titans, etc.). Even though it is difficult to re-construct a “Who’s Who” of antediluvian History, especially in regards to what the conflict was and what “sides” the various gods were on, it is not difficult to see that all these tales from around the world are referring to the same events.