Figures of men, used in architecture instead of pillars. So
called from Atlas, who in Greek mythology supported the world on his
shoulders. Female figures are called Caryatides (q.v.). (See
(in Orlando Furioso). A sage and a magician who
lived in an enchanted palace, and brought up Rogero to all manly
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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