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Atlas was forced by Jupiter to hold up the sky.
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Atlas

In Roman mythology, Atlas was the leader of the giant Titans. He was responsible for leading a war against the gods presided by Jupiter.

Jupiter was fighting against his father, the Titan Saturn, to gain control of the world. When the gods won the war, Jupiterseverely punished Atlas by making him carry the sky on his shoulders. A moon of the planet Saturn was named after the Titan Atlas for fighting with his brother Saturn.

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