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Atlantis is a television series that is based on the Ancient Greek mythological stories. The premise follows Jason, an underwater engineer who following an incident underwater is sent back to the ancient city before the city has sunk.

On the Island, after getting himself into a scrap, he is rescued from falling off the side of a wall by Pythagaros who along with Hercules become inseparable as a group of heros. The first episode of Atlantis sees Jason killing the feared Minotaur, the half-man, half-bull that wanders a maze. In the original mythical stories written long ago, the original Minotaur was killed by Theseus so they`ll be a lot of liberties with the original stories. In later series, we may see Jason leave Atlantis for a few episodes to voyage and retrieve the Golden Fleece with the Argonauts. Other notable historic characters in the series is Medusa who we are introduced to before she gets snakes for her hair. In this telling of the series, Hercules falls in love with Medusa and Jason has a crush for Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos and Queen Pasiphae. The other notable character is Oracle who knows why Jason is here or at least implies she does.

The series was billed as a replacement for Merlin, the Arthurian television series that had finished the previous year.

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