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Heracles (Hercules): The Twelve Labors Atlas

Atlas

Atlas is a Titan, the race of gods that ruled the universe before Zeus and his Olympians. After the War of the Titans, in which Zeus lead a rebellion against the older gods, Zeus doomed Atlas to forever hold up the heavens on his back. According to some, Heracles temporarily takes on Atlas' job in exchange for Atlas helping him gain the golden apples of the Hesperides.

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