Exhibit Section

  • III: The Atlas Myths

    Atlas, a central figure in Greek mythology, was a Titan, one of the primeval deities who waged a losing war against Zeus and the Olympian gods. The defeated Atlas was condemned to support the heavens on his head and shoulders forevermore. Over time, ...

  • II: Classical Mythology

    Myths are narratives of primeval supernatural beings and their deeds in relation to universal themes such as creation. While some early civilizations regarded myths as sacred history, they eventually came to be accepted as allegorical and exemplary. ...

  • I: Allegory of the Continents

    An allegory presents one subject in the guise of another, often using symbols or imaginary figures to portray abstract ideas, attributes, emotions, concepts, or parts of the universe. It is an effective metaphorical device, and numerous examples of a...