Well -rather an artifact – to be factual.
presenting the third piece
In our series ‘Primythical‘- Atlantis’. If you would like to read more about how this piece was made,you can click here. You can also view our first two pieces in the series here, in case you missed them.
Today our work tells the tale of Atlantis.
For some it is a mythical place, and for others a historical place lost in the veils of antiquity. It has inspired art, literature, television, cartoons, and movies. Even Atlantis is not safe from a Disney makeover.
If you have ever heard of Atlantis, you have one man to thank for it – Plato. All of our other accounts of Atlantis in existence stem from his writing. But where did Plato hear of Atlantis? Some say from Egyptian records, others say it was a fictional place used as a mythical metaphor invented by Plato himself.
If Plato’s telling was a matter of history, Atlantis was already over 9,000 years old when he told his story. He had claimed Atlantis fell out of favour with the gods and was swallowed by the ocean for making war against those on the other side of the pillars of Hercules – including Athens.
Many disbelieve the Atlantis story because it would place organized civilizations much earlier than previously thought. But recently tools were discovered on Crete that are 130,000 years old, so who can say what is untrue? Maybe one day we will find Atlantis or some other underwater city and we’ll be trying to read hydroglyphs!
For now, and maybe forever, the truth of Atlantis will remain a mystery.
I wonder if Plato knew his brief writing of ‘Atlantis’ in his dialogues would outlive him to this day? For there are not many today who have not heard of Atlantis.
What do you think?
Is it possible Atlantis was a real place?
Let us know in the comments
And be sure to let us know what you think of the latest piece in our series ‘Primythical‘! Have a great day!
I think it was a city or island on the Mediterranean that suffered a calamity, and then grew into something more in the telling. Myths and legends do that…
I agree that there was some basis for the story in reality. The details may change but there is a core story behind it. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and I hope you have a great weekend!
Yes it is real. Many truths are turned by darkness as myths.
We have lost much knowledge, stories and our history as time moves forward. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and I hope you have a great day!
Beautiful glazing. I like how the colors shift with the light. A lovely piece.
Thank you so much for your very kind comment Suzette! That is what I love about raku, how the cfolours play with the light. I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!
They say that all the continents were once one big continent called Pangea and that they drifted apart because the continental plates are moving. That’s why we have earthquakes. Some people think Atlantis moved South (it didn’t actually sink) and now its ruins are covered by ice on the South Pole. Ice could destroy any trace of it.
Your vase is so beautiful!
Interesting enough, there was a sci-fi show based on this hypothesis called Stargate Atlantis. You are right about continental drift and that the continents even now are on the move. It is interesting to note this would put the story of civilization much deeper in the past. I have also watched a few documentaries about cities that are now under water which would predate current thinking around the emergence of civilization. Thank you so much for your kind comment, I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
I didn’t know about that show but did know the theory from somewhere. I hope I find Stargate Atlantis on my channels sometime. It makes global warming seem like a fake scare tactic when you realize all the changes the Earth goes through independent of human activity. But that’s a topic for another vase! (maybe) You have a good weekend too!
Stunning vase. I like the idea of Atlantis. We are unlikely to ever know the truth; it is more enjoyable to believe than disbelieve.
Thank you so very much for your very kind comment! Believing allows the imagination to dance with many possibilities, so I agree I like believing, even though I know the truth is unattainable. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you so much for your kind comment. I hope you have a fantastic day!
Sadly I can not watch this video in my country ‘due to copyright’ ;-(
The vase is gorgeous! I think Atlantis is real but I don’t know if we will ever know the truth.
Thank you so much for your very kind comment. I also think that Atlantis is real or is based on a real story, and I think the not knowing unleashes the imagination. I hope you have a great weekend Eugenia!
Perfect vase to represent Atlantis!
Thank you so much for your kind comment! I am glad it is mermaid approved 😉 I hope you have a great weekend!
Love the colors!
Thank you so much for your kind comment! I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!
Same to you!
Simply beautiful! Love it.
Thank you so much for your kind comment! I hope you have a wonderful day!
I love this. I really do.
PS Will this piece be for sale? I have no idea why I’m asking….
At some point it will. I am hoping to have a a couple art shows in 2023, and it would be for sale after that. But if someone wants one, I will make another one prior that can be purchased. Thanks for asking 😉
Thank you so much for your kind comment and I hope you have been having a great summer!
It’s quite possible that the mysteries surrounding myths and legends will remain as such forever. With all the time that has transpired, with word of mouth, with scholarly editing– who will know if even a parcel of truth was, in fact, a reality. Nice work!
I agree with you! Unless we unlock the secrets of time travel, if that is even possible, it is unlikely we will definitively know. It is fascinating to consider what may have been and to learn about the references and source materials for stories. Thanks for your kind comment about the art piece and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you. And a wonderful weekend to you.