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Atlas' Globe
Farnese

Origin

Atlas

Type

Celestial Sphere

Effects

When required, the user is able to lift massive weights.

Downsides

Weights will add up after the initial use, eventually causing the user to become unable to move and get crushed.

Activation

Touch bare handed and being placed in circumstances requiring the lifting of objects

Collected by

Megan Wilcoxson and Pete Lattimer

Section

AxMu-888

Aisle

Perseus-1395

Shelf

27919-34912-648

Date of Collection

January 23, 2018

[Source]


A celestial sphere linked to Atlas. Originally believed to be part of a larger statue, this is all which was recovered.

? BC: GreeceEdit

The Titan Atlas was condemned by Zeus to hold the heavens forever because of Atlas' participation in the Titanomachy. It eventually became fueled by his will not to let the heavens fall and kill his daughter. Heracles, Zeus' son, changed the configuration of the weight and allowed the Titan to be reunited with his daughter. Early depictions show him holding up the heavens, usually depicted as a celestial sphere.

Later depictions show Atlas supporting a globe (perhaps due to the heavens being a difficult concept to sculpt). Because this change came later and is not true of the original myths, this artiact is not included in the Pantheon.

EffectsEdit

Upon touching the Globe, the effects don't activate immediately, unlike other artifacts. The effects only activate when the user attempts to lift a heavy object to carry that they would not normally be able to lift on their own, and only when they attempt to lift it on their own. The user is then able to lift any object of any weight. However, the weight of each subsequent object lifted is added onto the weight of the first, eventually becoming too heavy for the user, trapping them holding the object. Once the user's endurance wears out, the object crushes the user as if they were lifting a weight of unknown equivalence.

The effects can activate on accident, such as if something heavy falls on the user while their hands or arms are raised.

The Globe will not affect anyone aside from the person who touched it last.

CollectionEdit

Originally found in Greece and moved to National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy in 2016. It was unknown that this was an artifact, even after an incident of someone touching the Sphere in April of 2017, until the effects activated on January 10, 2018. (To Be Expanded)