How could Plato know 9,000 year old stories about Atlantis?

Plato’s Critias says he heard the story of Atlantis from his grandfather, who had heard it from the Athenian statesman Solon (300 years before Plato’s time), who had learned it from an Egyptian priest, who said it had happened 9,000 years before that.

When did Plato first mention Atlantis?

around 360 B.C.

Plato told the story of Atlantis around 360 B.C. The founders of Atlantis, he said, were half god and half human. They created a utopian civilization and became a great naval power.

What color were Atlanteans?

Their skin pigmentation can be either blue (most Atlanteans) or green (most Lemurians and nomads).



Homo mermanus
First appearance Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 (April 1939)
Characteristics
Place of origin Atlantis, Earth
Notable members Namor Namorita Namora

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