Inspiration: Lost City of Atlantis
“Atlantis there existed a confederation of kings, of great and marvelous power, which held sway over all the island, and over many other islands also and parts of the continent.”
Timaeus 24e–25a, R. G. By translation (Loeb Classical Library).
When given the theme of “A better world”, I did some thinking into what I would consider a better/good/Utopian world.
A lot of my answers had to do with world peace, world respect, worldwide equality, a renewable and sustainable energy resource. A happy world.
All seemed very generic and boring, and I didn’t feel at anyway inspired,
so I took a new angle.
I am a huge fan of myth, especially of Greek mythology. I sort of remembered the story of Atlantis, a great empire fallen into the depths of the sea. After a little research, I discovered that even though it was said to be such a great empire, it was so corrupt that the mighty God Poseidon was forced to sink the city.
Kind of the opposite of what I was hoping for, but A little more research lead me to Disney’s interpretation of Atlantis. (Which was such a relief because Disney is all about morals and Happily ever after stories! - Off to the video store!)