Atlantis in art, literature and popular culture

Atlantis in art, literature and popular culture

Having become a "permanent member" of popular culture, Atlantis is frequently featured in many books, television shows, films and other creative works. Below is a partial listing of works where Atlantis is featured as a major part of the storyline.


*In Dennis Wheatleys occult novel "They Found Atlantis", it is an underwater community of immortals with superhuman powers.
*The novel "The Amulet of Samarkand" mentions Atlantis as a former Greek colony on the island of Santorini in the Mediterranean
*In Mitsuse Ryu's novel "百億の昼と千億の夜"(Ten billion days and Hundred billion nights).
*Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan series features a lost city known as Opar, said to be a colony of Atlantis.
*Robert A. Heinlein's story Lost Legacy imagined Atlantis as a colony of Mu. In a war for independence both lands sank.
*The book "Romance of Atlantis" by Taylor Caldwell.
*The book "Atlantis Found" by Clive Cussler, inspired by the non-fiction, "When the Sky Fell" by Rand & Rose Flem-Ath.
*Kara Dalkey's Water Trilogy is a blend of Atlantis and Arthurian legends.
*The novel "The Hunt For Atlantis" by Andy McDermott.
* Arthur Conan Doyle's science fiction novel "The Maracot Deep" describes the discovery of the sunken remains of Atlantis by a deep-sea diving expedition, who find that it is still inhabited by a high-technology society which has adapted to life underwater.
*Diane Duane's young adult fantasy novel Deep Wizardry describes how the downfall of Atlantis was triggered by the failure of an ancient wizardry meant to preserve the balance of the earth and sea.
*David Gemmell's fantasy novels make use of story of Atlantis in the "Jon Shannow" series ("Wolf of Shadow", "The Last Guardian" and "Bloodstone") and the "Stones of Power" series ("Ghost King" and "Last Sword of Power").
*The book "Atlantis" by David Gibbins.
*In Traci Harding's "The Ancient Future Trilogy" (Book 2 - ""), Tory Alexander travels back in time to visit the lost city paradise of Atlantis, and its superior civilization, where she is taught of the mind sciences and expands her psychic capabilities, and is inspired of a city plan which features in later books.
*In the short stories of Robert E. Howard, the character Kull was an Atlantean, and eventually became King of Valusia. His more famous character Conan the Cimmerian was descended from Kull's Atlanteans.
*In Stephen King's "Hearts in Atlantis", the fallen civilization of Atlantis is used as a metaphor for the ideals and aspirations of popular culture in the 1960s.
*In the "Pendragon Cycle" of Stephen R. Lawhead survivors of Atlantis settle in Britain.
*In Doris Lessing's "Shikasta", it is briefly mentioned in the Canopean reports that due to natural disasters certain advanced cultures have suddenly been exterminated including the culture of "Adalanterland".
*In C.S. Lewis's "The Magician's Nephew", Digory Kirke's uncle Andrew received a box with Atlantean symbols from his dying godmother that contained dust from another world that he used to make the magic rings that sent Digory and his friend Polly Plummer to the worlds of Charn and Narnia.
*Michael Moorcock's Melniboné is clearly inspired by Atlantis in that it is an ancient once-powerful island kingdom with a strained relationship with the gods and in a period of decline and decay. Both Melniboné and Atlantis are also described as having invincible navies.
*Edith Nesbit's The Story of the Amulet contains a chapter describing the fall of Atlantis.
*Stel Pavlou places Atlantis two miles under the ice in Antarctica in the adventure novel "Decipher" (2001). He also suggests orichalcum was pure C60.
*Charles Portis's comic novel "Masters of Atlantis" concerns the establishment, and problems thereafter, of a cult dedicated to exploring the secrets and wisdom of Atlantis, gleaned from a short text supposedly recovered from Atlantis.
*Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged has a hidden valley in Colorado nicknamed Galt's Gulch where John Galt and other leaders of industry reside; it is likened to Atlantis by two of the main characters.
*J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Silmarillion" includes the "Akallabêth" of Atalantë (The Downfallen), the history of his adaptation of Atlantis, known as the Island of Númenor or Westernesse, where the Númenóreans lived. Númenor was the home of the most advanced civilization of Men in the history of Middle-earth, and, much like Atlantis, the Island of Númenor was swallowed into the sea in a single night. (Aragorn of "The Lord of the Rings" is descended from the survivors of this people.)
*Jacint Verdaguer's 1877 classic catalan poem "L'Atlàntida".
*Jules Verne's classic "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" includes a visit to sunken Atlantis aboard Captain Nemo's submarine "Nautilus".
*In Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson's "The Illuminatus! Trilogy" Hagbard Celine and crew travel to sites in submerged Atlantis. A portion of Atlantean history is also included in the book and it is suggested that the island of Fernando Poo (part of Equatorial Guinea) is the last surviving remnant of the continent. Shea and Wilson's story suggests that the Illuminati has its origins in Atlantis.
*The novella in the December 2005 issue of "Analog" titled "Audubon in Atlantis" by Harry Turtledove. In this story, which is an alternate history tale, Atlantis is not mythical at all, but is the result of the eastern seaboard breaking off of North America sometime during the formation of the continents.
*The Theosophists, especially Madame Blavatsky, wrote of Atlantis as a lost continent which was sunk by the use of black magic, in such works as "the Secret Doctrine."
*Alexander Beliaev, famous Russian sci-fi writer, has depicted the last days of Atlantis in his novel "The Last Man From Atlantis" , the highlight of the book being love story of princess Sel and sculptor Adishirna.
*In "The Towers of February", the Dutch writer Tonke Dragt describes Atlantis as a country in the parallel world IMFEA (Inter Menses Februarium Et Aprilem).
*In "" by Orson Scott Card Atlantis is given passing mention; it is revealed through a machine that can look into the past that Atlantis was a 'raft city' on the banks of the Red Sea, and was completely submerged when the water from the Mediterranean and Indian Oceans came over the natural dams.
*In Neal Stephenson's far-future novel "The Diamond Age" Atlantis is an Anglo-Saxon Great Phyle, mainly based on artificial islands but with enclaves elsewhere.
*A powerful slave-owning city that sinks and rises in an ocean very much like the Mediterranean is one of the main plot points in Duncan Thornton's book, Captain Jenny and the Sea of Wonders.
*K.A. Applegate's series of novels "Animorphs" featured one incident in which the small group pursue their alien enemies, the Yeerks, and inadvertently find a hostile civilization in a city at the bottom of the ocean. The civilisation, known as the Nartec, tell their own tale as to how they came to be under the sea, but although Marco jokingly suggests that the group have discovered Atlantis, the name never appears. After the Animorphs make their escape, the Nartec do not appear or are even mentioned in later novels, leaving their fate undetermined.
*Another series by K.A. Applegate, "Everworld," depicts Atlantis as an underwater city in Everworld's oceans. The gods Poseidon and Neptune---who both seem to have their own underwater cities nearby---war over control of the city, but the politically savvy leader of the city, Jean-Claude LeMieux, manages to keep it independent.
*Fredric Brown's short story "Letter to a Phoenix", mentions Atlantis as the most recent civilization of six that an immortal has lived in.
*In Eoin Colfer's "Artemis Fowl" series, Atlantis is a Lower Elements city populated by Atlanteans.
* Pierre Benoit's classic "L'Atlantide" (1919) was a superb variation on a theme introduced by H. Rider Haggard in "She", and told the story of two French Officers who find the last city of Atlantis in the midst of the Sahara, and fall in love with its beautiful queen, Antinea. It was filmed several times.
* Christia Sylf’s "Markosamo le Sage" (1973) takes place during the Atlantean age.
* In book three of Bruce Coville's Alien Adventures series, The Search For Snout, Rod Albright's Father is eventually revealed as an Atlantean starfarer, from 35,000 years ago.
* Stories in Larry Niven's "The Magic Goes Away" series often mention Atlantis or feature Atlantean characters. "The Burning City" (2000), a novel by Niven and Jerry Pournelle set in that same fictional universe, features an Atlantean wizard. Within the novel the wizard briefly tells the story of how waste and misuse of mana, the scarce "magic energy" resource, had caused the sinking of Atlantis.
*Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Fall of Atlantis. Her Avalon Series tells the story of how the ancient druids were descendants of the survivors of Atlantis who landed in Britain.
*Diana L. Paxson wrote Ancestors of Avalon, a book linking Marion's "Fall of Atlantis" with the rest of Avalon Series.
* Aleister Crowley also wrote an esoteric history of Atlantis, although this may be intended more as metaphor than as fact.
* Intended to be the fifth book in its Godzilla novel series, "Godzilla and the Lost Continent" would have seen Godzilla encounter monsters on a landmass risen from the Pacific sea, rather than the Atlantic, which might have been Atlantis. However, the book was never published by Random House Publishing, which had produced the previous four books, for reasons unknown.
* Walter Moers' book The Thirteen and a Half Lives of Captain Bluebear bases several chapters in Atlantis, a city described as having every civilization in time occupying it, since sailors came here from every period and stay. The tale includes some real creatures, as well as a myriad of fantasy ones which make up the citizenry.
* H. P. Lovecraft's "The Temple" tells the story of a German Naval submarine sinking to the bottom of the ocean after a World War I battle and ultimately settling on the lost city of Atlantis.
* Lincoln Child's novel Deep Storm features a supposed find of the site of sunken Atlantis. The reality is much more sinister.
* In the novel Raising Atlantis by Thomas Greanias, it depicts Atlantis being buried beneath the ice of [Antarctica] suggesting a large climate shift took place and covered up the ancient city.
* In the series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams the mysterious planet Magrathea is the Galactic equivalent of Atlantis
* In CS Lewis's That Hideous Strength, it is debated by two of the villains that the character of Merlin may be from Numinor or as it is more commonly known, Atlantis.
* Atlantis is also referenced in Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman.
* In Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series, the leader of the Dark-Hunters is an Atlantean god.


* From Atlantis to the Sphinx by Colin Wilson is a non-fiction book exploring the possibilities of pre-historic civilisations, whose histories have filtered through as stories of Atlantis and 'Lost' Civilisations in general.
* "Lost Continents" by L. Sprague de Camp is a non-fiction book examining Atlantis and other lost civilizations from a skeptical perspective.


*1959 : "Journey to the Center of the Earth" features the explorers who are trying to reach the core of the earth coming upon the remains of Atlantis far below the earth's surface.

*1961 : "Atlantis, the Lost Continent"

*1978 : "Warlords of Atlantis" posits that there is not just one but seven cities of Atlantis.

*1979 : "Island of Mutations" starring Barbara Bach featured the lost city of Atlantis hidden beneath the sea.

*1985 : "Cocoon", a small group of aliens returns to Earth to find 20 of their species who were left behind when Atlantis was abandoned 10,000 years before.

*1988 : "Alien from L.A.", in which Wanda Saknessum finds herself in an Underground World that was once Atlantis.

*1989 : In "Sing", the senior class' SING! production focuses on the last day of life for the people of Atlantis.

*1989 : Atlantica in Disney's 1989 animated film "The Little Mermaid" may be based on Atlantis. Ironically, in a comic series based off of the Movie, the Actual Atlantis was seen in a history lesson between Ariel and a wizard fish.

*1995 : Atlantis is responsible for the creation of both Gamera and Gyaos in the 1995 film "", and may have ties to the kaiju Irys, who is believed to be a mutated form of Gyaos.

*2001 : "" is a Disney animated film. It featured some of the ideas of Edgar Cayce in which ships and aircraft were powered by a form of energy crystal.

*2003 :"" is the sequel to the above.
*2007 :"SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis" is a made-for-TV film, starring the characters of the TV series SpongeBob SquarePants. Squidward says that Atlantis has the world's oldest living bubble. He also says that many inventions, including art, false teeth and wealth, have been given and passed down to us humans. An amulet is used to open the path to Atlantis, which is a bus. And during the tour, the king of Atlantis, Lord Royal Highness, is the guide. Only SpongeBob SquarePants, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs, Patrick Star and Plankton go to Atlantis.

*2007 :In "", after the President of the FBI hears that there is an article about Ben Gates in the newspaper, he comments "What'd he find now, Atlantis?" because Ben Gates is a well known treasure hunter.

*2008 : "10,000 BC", in which the god-like race that commands the construction of a pyramid are believed by the slaves to have origined from a civilization that sank into the sea. Another scene in the film briefly shows a map depicting a large island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

*Several films have been adapted from Pierre Benoit's 1919 novel "L'Atlantide".


*"Man from Atlantis" was a made-for-TV film and a short-lived (1977-1978) series on NBC. It starred Patrick Duffy as Mark Harris, survivor of the lost continent of Atlantis, who could breathe underwater and endure the high pressures of the ocean depths.
*The SciFi series "Stargate Atlantis" in which Atlantis is a city created by the 'Ancients' - a race of human-like beings who are much more technologically and evolutionarily advanced than us (humans). Several million years ago, Atlantis was moved from Earth to its final resting place in the Pegasus Galaxy, only to be submerged under a great ocean to protect it from the Ancients' enemies in Pegasus. Eventually the inhabitants were evacuated back to Earth through Atlantis' Stargate, and their stories gave rise to the legends of Atlantis. Ten thousand years later, a team of human explorers lead by the civilian, Dr. Elizabeth Weir, travel to Atlantis via Earth's Stargate with a team of scientists and military personnel from all over the world to discover the secrets of the Ancients. (See Stargate Universe)
*The science-fiction series "seaQuest DSV" episode "Lostland" deals with Commander Ford discovering a golden helmet and sword with carvings in it claiming it came from the lost continent of Atlantis. When Captain Bridger and Ortiz try the helmet on, they are consumed by an ancient curse held within the helmet.
*The British science-fiction series "Doctor Who" is renowned for presenting three different versions of Atlantis' ultimate fate. In the Patrick Troughton story "The Underwater Menace" (1967), the second Doctor, Ben, Polly and Jamie discover on contemporary Earth that Atlantis still exists, near the Azores, and a reclusive scientist intends to raise it above the waves again. The Jon Pertwee serial "The Time Monster" (1972) concerns the plans of renegade Time Lord the Master to control Kronos, an ancient and powerful being worshipped by the Ancient Greek-style Atlanteans, while the third Doctor and Jo endeavour to stop him. Atlantis had also been also mentioned in the Jon Pertwee serial "The Dæmons" (1971), with the godlike being Azal citing its destruction as a warning of an experiment gone wrong. Some have argued that "The Underwater Menace" and "The Time Monster" depict the flooding and collapse, respectively, of different parts of Atlantis, not the destruction of the whole, so that all three accounts may fit into one coherent narrative. Alternatively, and since the geographical and temporal locations seem to be at odds, the name 'Atlantis' may be taken as a translation convention – via the Time Lord gift that always translates local languages for the Doctor and his companions (and viewers) – referring to different lost prehistoric civilisations. The novel "The Quantum Archangel" suggests that the Daemons gave the Kronos crystal to the Atlanteans as a test, which they failed.
*In the animated TV series "Justice League", related series, Atlantis is the home of Aquaman.
*In a animated Godzilla episode, it was featured as a GIANT UFO that blasted off of Earth after Godzilla defeated the security droid guarding Atlantis. Episode is "The Colossus Of Atlantis".
*In "The Fairly OddParents", Cosmo has been known to sink the Lost City of Atlantis nine times and was known as "The Accursed One". When Timmy Turner, as a merperson with the powers of Wet Willie (an Aquaman parody superhero), Cosmo, and Wanda explore underwater, they come upon Atlantis where its people are now merpeople and when Cosmo is spotted, their leader King Greg plans to sentence Cosmo to be eaten by one of the Kraken that Atlantis owns. After showing King Greg the reasons they should be happy underwater (the Wet Willie movifilm persuaded him), Cosmo is no longer "The Accursed One". Unfortunately, a giant squid that Timmy tried to call to prove to the Atlanteans it existed had appeared and demolished Atlantis causing the Atlanteans to target Timmy ("The New Accursed One") now and the group escapes with some fish to "Clevelandlantis".
*In an episode of "" entitled "Family", there is a terraforming project to create a new continent - called Atlantis - in the Atlantic Ocean, close to the Canadian coastline. The mythical Atlantis has also been mentioned twice elsewhere, both times as a comparison when the protagonists have discovered a utopian civilisation.
*In an episode of "Xiaolin Showdown", Dojo has been the cause of the Atlantis sinking the last time he has been released from his cage .
*In an episode of "" entitled "Atlantis", Hercules finds himself washed ashore on that fabled land and has to contend with various crystal powered devices as well as Cassandra (Claudia Black) who has visions of impending doom for the island.
*In an episode of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", the turtles stumble upon an ancient underground city which is later revealed to be a colony of the long-lost Atlantis (Y'Lyntia, in the series).
*The GouGou Sentai Boukenger character Morio Makino is obsessed with finding Atlantis.
*In a second season episode of "The Transformers" entitled "Atlantis, Arise!", modern-day inhabitants of long-submerged Atlantis forge an alliance with Megatron and attempt to conquer Washington, DC.
*In an episode of Transformers Armada titled "Ruin", the Transformers follow a hologram left by an ancient girl to her underwater city, which is depicted with vast modern technologies. It is stated that the misuse of the mini-cons led to the fall of many Greek colonies, and this one is most likely connected to Atlantis.
*In an episode of Transformers Cybertron titled "Deep", the Autobots are led to an underwater city in hopes of finding the mythical Omega Lock. As it turns out, Atlantis is a colonial Autobot ship that predates human evolution and which crashed on Earth, creating the legend of Atlantis as we know it. The starship Atlantis was surfaced and used many times in the series.
*Atlantika - Atlantika is a Philippine fantasy-drama series produced by GMA Network about the fictional undersea kingdom of Atlantika. Atlantika opens with the tale of three lovers: Haring Agat (Gardo Versoza), Reyna Celebes (Jean Garcia) and Barracud (Ariel Rivera). Their love triangle sparks a war that divides the underwater domain and pushes Barracud to the dark side. Aquano the Senturyon (Dingdong Dantes) must fulfill his duty of saving Atlantika by searching for the two lost princesses of the kingdom. One of them will be the woman destined for him (Ruana) while the other must be defeated before she destroys Atlantika itself (Amaya). With four princess-possible candidates to choose from; Cielo (Iza Calzado), Alona (Isabel Oli), Helena (Katrina Halili) and Elisa (Valerie Concepcion), Aquano asks the help of the most skillful Senturyon in Atlantika, Camaro (Rudy Fernandez), to train him for the fight of his life.
*In the DuckTales episode "Aqua Ducks", Scrooge, Launchpad, Gyro and Doofus go looking for Scrooge's fortune underwater and discover The Lost City of Atlantis. They bring it to the surface with an invention of a gaseous solution by Gyro. Then in the next episode "Working for Scales" they hook helium balloons to it and make it fly in the sky. Huey, Dewey, and Louie discover The Lost Treasure of Atlantis inside it as well.
*In an episode of , Fu recalls going to Atlantis in his time-traveling misadventures in which he accidentally unclogs a drain in Atlantis, causing Atlantis to sink.
*In an episode of "", Atlantis is reigned by the wealthy king Croesus, that bribes many people. When Cassandra, pressed to show off her powers of prophecy, says that Atlantis will sink, the Fates bring out their tapestry to prove that it won't; however, Atropos accidentally slips and cuts Atlantis off, causing it to actually sink.
*In the mock reality series I'm with Busey, Gary Busey claims that a continent called Atlantis existed "10,556 years ago." Busey claims that the Egyptian pyramids were part of a failed Atlantean experiment to connect Earth's energy with that of other planets so that "our energy would expand and be better," but in reality warped humankind's collective DNA, shortening the average lifespan. In other TV appearances, Busey has made claims to have lived on Atlantis at some point in the distant past, through unclear means.
* An episode of "Futurama" involves a journey to the Lost City of Atlanta, which turns out to be the now-submerged city of Atlanta, Georgia.
* In an episode of "The Simpsons", Homer Simpson has a To Do-list upon which the item "Find, destroy Atlantis" is already checked.
*Prince of Atlantis a shortlived CGI cartoon based on the legend of Atlantis
*According to an episode of the TV show Time Cracks, Atlantis was originally a town in the middle of the desert.
*The manga (and the subsequent anime) The Vision of Escaflowne takes place in a world, Gaea, mirrored to ours where Atlantians were a race of winged people who fell in some catastrophic event. The technology of flying ships on Gaea is borrowed heavily from Edgar Cayce who had psychic visions of flying ships powered by magical crystals.


*"Atlantis" is a musical written by Steve Muzolf and first performed by Cambridgeshire-based performing arts charity Peppercorns Performing Arts. In this musical, seven modern-day teenagers are transported to the land of Atlantis where Greek demi-gods wait to test them. They must conquer the seven deadly sins to stop Armageddon. Atlantis is now available to schools and performing arts groups through Turnkey Productions Ltd.
*In the danish musical Atlantis by Sune Svanekier, Peter Spies and Thomas Høg, which is a drama situated in Atlantis. Atlantis was later translated into norwegian and english


*The folk/pop singer Donovan scored a top 10 (Billboard Hot 100) pop hit in 1969 with "Atlantis", a song which begins with a narrative of Plato's account of Atlantis.
*The songs "Atlantis" and "Abyss" by Power metal band Stratovarius.
*The song "Atlantis is calling" by Modern Talking
*The album The New Mythology Suite by Progressive metal band Symphony X tells the story of Atlantis.
*The Austrian band Visions of Atlantis.
*The song "Seattlantis" by the "Fall of Troy", referring to the actual city of Seattle sinking into the sea.
*The song "Atlantis Falling" featured in the album "Iron Savior" by Iron Savior. In addition, many of their songs and albums revolve around their version of the story of Atlantis.
*The song "Forsaken" by symphonic rock band Within Temptation has been described by many to tell the story of Atlantis.
*The album Atlantis Ascendant by British symphonic black metal band Bal-Sagoth.
*The album "" by David Arkenstone.
*The album "Crowning of Atlantis" by Therion.
*The album "Atlantis" by Sun Ra.
*The album "Atlantis" by K-OS.
*The album "Atylantos", written and produced by Jean-Patrick Capdevielle and featuring Chiara Zeffirelli, Elena Cojocaru, Jade Laura d'Angelis, and Nikola Todorovich.
*The song "Atlantída" by slovak singer Miroslav Zbirka
*The song "Voyage to Atlantis" by The Isley Brothers
*The song and album "Atlantis Princess" by BoA was released on May 30, 2003. This is her third Korean album released under SM Entertainment.
*The album "Ocean" by Eloy.
*The song "Atlantis to Interzone" by Klaxons, from the album "Myths of the Near Future".

Manga & Anime

*In 1989-1990, Gainax of the NHK group of Animation producers in Japan based an Atlantis story on Jules Verne's science fiction novel "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" called "". It has been speculated that many ideas from the Disney film came from the Japanese anime TV series, leading many of Nadia's fans to accuse the film of plagiarism. The main character Nadia is a descendant of the Atlanteans and the series main villains, the Neo-Atlantean empire, pretend to recover the lost Blue Water stones of Atlantis and use them to rule the world.
*Dartz, the main antagonist in the "Yu-Gi-Oh!" "Waking the Dragons" story arc is apparently from an Atlantis that was destroyed when all its inhabitants became their "True" evil selves after being exposed to a miracle substance known as "orichalcos".
*In "Mysterious Cities of Gold", Atlantis goes to war with the Empire of Mu, over a trivial misunderstanding, and using powerful superweapons manage to destroy one another. Both become sunken continents.
*"", an animated series based on a popular toyline, featured the lost continent of Atlantis as an ancient Cybertronian starship which, instead of floating in the water, floated in the atmosphere close to the ground. The location of Atlantis and an ancient Cybertronian artifact, the Omega Lock, was a major focus of the series' initial thirteen episode arc.
*In the Anime TV series "The Vision of Escaflowne" one of the main characters, Van, is said to have descended from the people of Atlantis. The people of Atlantis, also referred to as the Draconians or Dragon People (ryū-jin), were responsible for creating the mystical world of Gaea using the power of wishes, and the story of Escaflowne revolves largely around Emperor Dornkirk's attempt to regain that power. Note that the film version of Escaflowne does not involve Atlantis in any way.
*In Saint Seiya, the sunken Island of Atlantis is the sanctuary and base for the god Poseidon.
* In the anime "Super Atragon" and "Super Atragon part II", Earth finds itself at war with a civilization far in advance of their own, which is potentially either Atlantis, Mu, or Lemuria.
*In episode 16 of "Night Head Genesis", the continents of Atlantis, Lemuria and Mu are mentioned. It was said that these highly advanced civilizations capable of both space and time travel fell due to the impact the Minus Energy had on the Earth.


*In DC Comics, several characters, including Aquaman and Lori Lemaris - among others - are said to have come from a sunken Atlantis. Due to a combination of magic and advanced science, they survive with the ability to breathe water. There are several Atlantean civilizations in the DC Universe, the most notable being the recently destroyed Poseidonis (home to Aquaman and other humanoid water breathers) and Tritonis (home to Lemaris and other mer-people).
*In Marvel Comics, Atlantis was an ancient landmass which was home to a technologically advanced civilization, but was sunk by the Celestials for hubris. Later the sunken continent was populated by the genetic offshoot of humans known as homo mermanus, including Namor the Sub-Mariner
*In the Ultimate Marvel comics, Atlantis did exist and was home to an Ancient Egyptian culture. It was destroyed 9000 years ago under unknown circumstances.
*In, the now defunct, CrossGen Comics, Atlantis was the basis for the fictional universe known as the "Sigilverse".
*In "", by writer Neil Gaiman, a chapter called "The People Who Remember Atlantis" speaks of "echo-Atlantises" and (many) other equatable prehistoric civilizations, and explores the theme of the bulk of human history and knowledge being lost to the modern world.
*In the webcomic Wigu, the Tinkle family as well as the head of the Illuminati are of Atlantean heritage. The second black and white comic book is to be called "The Case of Atlantis".
*Dark Horse Comics produced a four comic book series based on the story of the Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis LucasArts classic PC game.
*In Asterix and Obelix All at Sea, Asterix, Obelix and Getafix go to the remains of Atlantis (said to the be the today's Canaries) to seek the secret of age reversal as Obelix was accidentally reverted to childhood. At Atlantis, except for the high priest, everyone is in a state of childhood.
*In The Wotch, Atlantis and Pompeii are both mentioned as having been the sites of incidents involving a cursed Djinn bottle. To quote the comic, "neither ended well".
*In the Donald Duck comic "The Lost Suburb", Donald decides to get Daisy Duck a necklace. And instead of going to Atlantis, Donald finds himself stranded in a suburb in Atlantis.

Video games

*The Sega Genesis/Sega CD game Eternal Champions features a green-skinned Atlantean named Trident. According to the story, Atlanteans were indeed a separate species of humanity, featuring fish-like characteristics. Trident was their champion. The Romans were said to be responsible for the fall of Atlantis, after they rigged a gladiator-esque battle between Trident and a Roman champion. Before Trident could strike the winning blow, a sneaking Roman pushed a pillar down, crushing Trident.
*Imagic released "Atlantis" for the Atari 2600 in 1982.
*A LucasArts classic "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis" recounts the fictional quest of Indiana Jones to the Lost World.
*"Tomb Raider" features a series of levels based in Atlantis, and the main villain in the game, Jacqueline Natla, is a disgraced ruler of Atlantis.
*The Atlanteans, though not actually present in the games, played a large role in the first two "Ecco the Dolphin" games ("Ecco the Dolphin" and "Ecco: The Tides of Time") as the creators of the time machine and the Glyphs. They also created the teleport rings present in "Ecco: The Tides of Time".
*In "Age of Mythology" the first few levels of the campaign are set in Atlantis. Arkantos, the main character throughout the campaign, is Atlantean, and the civilization worships Poseidon as its main god. The game also shows Atlantis' location to be off the coast of Portugal.
*In "", the Atlanteans are one of the playable cultures. Unlike the other civilizations in the game, which were designed with a combination of mythology and history, the Atlanteans were purely fictional. The hero of the story, Kastor, is Atlantean. Atlantis is featured at the beginning and ending of the story line.
*In the expansion pack Poseidon to Master of Olympus - Zeus, Atlanteans become a new playable civilization in a serious of campaigns based loosely on the original material. It also tackles many of the more dubious claims about Atlantis (e.g. Atlanteans being involved with the building of the pyramids of both Egypt and Mesoamerica), albeit all with a rather humorous take.
*The games , Beyond Atlantis and Beyond Atlantis II involve the legend. Atlantis takes place on the actual fabled city whereas the other two games are based on discovering things related to Atlantis. All three games were made by Cryo Interactive.
*In , aliens destroyed the entire city to prevent another alien race from obtaining a secret artifact. Gage Blackwood then time travels to Atlantis one day before its destruction and travels around the city in order to locate the artifact.
*In "", Crash must swim through a sunken city somewhere south of Australia. This city is assumed to be Atlantis.
*The Nintendo video game, , takes place in Atlantis, which has resurfaced.
*In the 1995 Game Boy game Donkey Kong Land, the second world is known as Kremlantis. It has temples, underwater ruins, and coral reefs.
*In the 2000 Nintendo 64 game Banjo-Tooie, there is a level called Jolly Roger's Lagoon. Most of the level takes place underwater, where you can see Atlantis. It has ancient submerged temples.
*In the 2006 video game "", there are levels where the player goes to Atlantis to help Namor the Sub-Mariner regain his throne and stop a riot.
*The platform game, Glover features Atlantis as the theme for the first world, containing a mixture of Ancient Greece style architecture and an abundance water.
*the adventure game " Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders features some scenes in Atlantis
*Atlantis was going to be a playable level in the Game God of War II, but was removed long before release.
* [ Atlantis] is the name of an alliance in cybernations
*The hero of "" is an Atlantean who manages to survive the destruction of Atlantis.
*Atlantis will maybe be a playable level in upcoming game God of War III

Role-playing games

For a while Atlantis has been used in a variety of role playing games.
*In White Wolf Studio's "", Atlantis is depicted as the land where humankind first discovered magic, but it was destroyed during the Celestial War, where the Oracles and the Exarchs battled for control of reality.
*In C.J. Carella's "Witchcraft" and "Armageddon", Atlantis is one of the Elder Kingdoms destroyed by the Angels through a giant Flood, and the original home of the Immortals.
*In the d20 Modern Menace Manual, Atlantis was referenced as a large island in the Aegean Sea which used to be a permanent base for a race called the Fraal (another name for greys), in which Fraal and human society coexisted, but they retreated to the outer edges of the solar system when "some sort of accident" (sic) destroyed it, along with all trace of its inhabitants.
*In "Rifts", Atlantis is a large continent in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that was tied to the magical energies of earth. As the magical energies of earth dissipated, the island disappeared into a dimensional limbo until the "Coming of the Rifts" caused a resurgence of magical energies on the planet. In the current Rifts timeline, the continent of Atlantis is ruled by extra-dimensional slave traders known as the Splugorth. The original human residents of Atlantis, known as "True Atlanteans", are masters of Stone and Tattoo magic, and have spread across the Megaverse.
*The High Elves in Warhammer live in Ulthuan, equivalent to Atlantis in the game's geography.

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