I recall this being the case, but I can't find evidence for it when looking recently.

This still being the case could be supported by:

  1. Having Greek culture and language, architecture, etc

  2. Atlantis being a Greek 'myth'

  3. They worship and are seemingly under the domain of classical Greek gods, and their cities are named after these gods

I understand that Atlanteans are their own culture and people, but it seemed that early on they were Greek, or very much Greek inspired/adjacent.

Can anyone confirm or deny?

  • dc.wikia.com/wiki/Atlanteans
    – Valorum
    Aug 27, 2018 at 19:13
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    Given the respective time-frames, it would seem more likely that the Greeks are of Atlantean descent.
    – Mike Scott
    Aug 27, 2018 at 19:22
  • @Mike Scott Yes, I was just about to suggest that if Atlantean culture seems similar to Greek culture, Greeks should be descended from Atlanteans instead of vice versa. After all, a number of cranks and cultists have written books suggesting that all ancient cultures were descended from Altantean culture. Aug 27, 2018 at 19:28

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The first generation of underwater-dwelling Atlanteans are depicted in Superman no. 129, in which Lori Lemaris makes her debut appearance.

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The dress and architecture of the Atlanteans appear similar to that of the ancient Greeks. However, the people's appearances are not Greek looking at all. I would conclude that the Atlanteans were culturally, but not racially, similar to the ancient Greeks.

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