Atlas was forced by Zeus to hold up the sky.
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Atlas was the leader of the giant Titans. He was responsible for leading a war against
the gods of mount Olympus, presided by Zeus. Zeus was fighting against his father, the Titan Cronos
, to gain control of the world.
When the Olympian gods won the war,
punished Atlas by making him carry the sky on his shoulders.
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