Atlantis - Myth or Fact
The thought of a lost city, a mystery and speculation of its existence intrigues the minds of today, allowing a bridge to the past. Connecting us to once what was or may have been the thought of mystery and the need to believe in the unknown. "Atlantis ultimately symbolizes the undying hope of humanity that sometimes there can be a place of peace, beauty, and justice where humanity can be happy" (Debussy, 1999).
Myths have been passed down for centuries and have played a significant role in educating and evolving the societies in the past. Myths also play a significant role in educating and building a bridge between, what was and what is. Atlantis first appeared in 360 B.C. in the writings of Plato and is well known in today's society due to the mysteries revolving around its whereabouts. Atlantis is a myth, which fulfills many purposes of today's society. The myth allows many people to enter a fantasy land and believe in a better humanity. This myth like the others has principles, lessons, morals, knowledge to pass on and teach society. Atlantis is a myth passed on for centuries and continues to be well known, one reason is it provides people an escape from the real-world to enter a fantasy and make it what they believe it to be. Atlantis symbolizes the undying hope of humanity for peace, justice, and happiness.
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