The Myth of Atlantis foundation, rewritten
[…] “Poseidon, on the other hand, was given to Atlantis by lot. He fell in love with Clito, a girl from the Sardinian island, who lived on a hill near Santadi in present-day Sardinia; she surrounded the hill where she lived, near Santadi, alternating three parts of sea and land in concentric circles of different widths. Two of her were made of earth and three of water making it inaccessible to other men who at that time did not know how to navigate. ”
Today, after 11,400 years, of these circles there are only a few sections of circumferences that are perfectly visible from above with satellite systems. Nearby there are still the Is Zuddas Caves which date back to the prehistoric period.
This simple man, made great as a God for his unique abilities, transformed the landscape by making the central part occupied by a vast plain flourish, also by means of two sources made to gush in that area. One source was of hot water, of which the name of a fraction of Nuxis, a Sardinian village in the province of Southern Sardinia, called “S’acqua callenti de Basciu”, which in Campidanese means “The hot water of Below” remains in the toponymy. . Doing a brief search and not far from the area, we see that there is even a second source of hot water now called “Funt’e S’Acqua Callenti” in the Monti dei Sette Fratelli.
As for the other source of cold water, moving to Siliqua we notice how today the Castello dell’Acquafredda still remains in the toponymy and odonymy, currently known as “The Castle of Count Ugolino” mentioned by Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy.
“Poseidon and Clitus had ten children, the first of whom, Atlas, would later become the governor of the Empire. The Atlantean civilization became a rich and important monarchy and the island was divided into ten zones, each ruled by a son of the sea god and his own descendants. The land produced goods and products in large quantities and on the island stood ports, royal palaces, temples and other impressive works. In the center of the city there was the sanctuary of Poseidon and Clito, one stadium long and three picks wide and high in proportion. It was covered with silver on the outside and orichalcum, ivory and gold on the inside; in the center it featured a gold statue of Poseidon on his chariot of winged horses, high up to reach the dome of the temple.
Each of the ten kings ruled over their own region of competence and were united to each other by the regulations decided by Poseidon, engraved on an orichalcus stele placed in the center of the island, around which they gathered as in an agora for choices. common. Before legislating there was a particular ritual concerning the capture of bulls through the use of sticks only. The rulers were sober and virtuous for a long time, until they became corrupt. Zeus then met with the council of the Gods to decide the fate of this people. “