Atlas is the titan who hold the world upon his shoulders. He is the son of Iapetus and Clymene. He sided with the Titans in their war against the Olympians. After the Olympianos won the war, Zeus punished Atlas by making him hold the world on his shoulders for all eternity. He did get a brief reprieve from Herakles when the later offered to hold the world for a while if he would get the Apples of the Hesperides for him. Atlas did, and was tricked back into his burden by the demi-god. Atlas was turned into stone by Perseus, according to one myth.