Roof element on the Hofburg Palace at Josefsplatz in 1010 Vienna, Austria
Atlas with astronomical and mathematical instruments
Gaia with tools for geodesy
Atlas, the king of Atlantis, was the grandson of Gaia. He was eponymous for the Atlantic, the mountain range Atlas in Morocco, the first cervical vertebra Atlas, but not for the Geography Textbook Atlas.
Atlas once fought on the wrong side. As punishment he had to carry Uranus (a sign of the heavens) on his shoulders (so he could not unite with the earth).
One day Atlas met Perseus, who was traveling with the head of Medusa in his pocket. At a quarrel between the two Perseus pulled Medusa's head out of the bag, held it against Atlas, who instantly turned to stone: The Atlas Mountains in Morocco arose.
from "Greek Mythology around the Hofburg" by Hedwig Abraham