Thursday, July 3, 2008

THE BOOK OF TITAN





A book of maps is called an atlas because the innovative sixteenth century Flemish geographer Gerardus Mercator's book of maps detailing various portions of Europe sported on its cover a picture of the Greek titan Atlas holding the world on his shoulders--and this book became known as the atlas.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know or may i ask, if you could post some myths in your column? I'll surely appreciate it. But i've always admired your interesting topics. Hope' we'll be seing more great topics in your column. Thanks...

Bay Martin said...

Hi, thanks a heap for swinging by. I sincerely appreciate the visit and the nice comment you posted. Of course, I know a lot about Greek, Roman, Norse, etc., myths. I still remember memorizing the immortal olympians and their counterparts in the order of importance. I cannot promise to give fullest account of the earliest gods and goddesses. I will probably dwell more on the their association with specific aspects of life.

Have a grand time!

Monching said...

Very interesting and informative!

Bay Martin said...

I am preparing entries about mythological gods and goddesses in time for the Olympic Games ugghhhh!!!

Monching said...

Ang tagalllll, when do you start posting about the Greek/Roman/Norse gods and goddesses! Remember, don't forget Aphroditeeeee - with an EEEEE!!!

Bay Martin said...

Be patient, baka gusto mong maging pasyente kapag sinapatos kong fez mo!