Atlas . . . . A Titan demigod
Some historians say that the Titan Atlas worked out the science of astrology and discovered the spherical nature of the stars. But he is best known for bearing on his shoulders the pillars which keep the Earth and the cosmic universe apart.
There is just too much parallel symbolism here to let this link between the Mitharic faith of men (usually macho men) and the pagan Titan god Atlas just slip away.
Additionally, Atlas is just another name given to Nimrod (the grandson of Noah), who spiritually separated The Creator Yahweh and His Heavens from an Earth where men did not want to retain Yahweh in their memory.
Note symbolism on sphere . . . this is not the Earth . . . . these are astrological signs representing the heavens.