Long ago, Atlan was one of three children (the others being Haumond and Kraken) born to Atlantis' King Honsu and his queen Lorelei. As he grew, Atlan's hair turned blond, and many believed this to mean he carried the Curse of Kordax the destroyer. For a while, he was banished from the city of Poseidonis. When he returned home, Atlan told of life above the surface. His revelations led Honsu to invade the surface world.
A few decades ago, Atlan's spirit visited Atlanna, Queen of Atlantis, impregnating her. The child, Orin, was born with blond hair and abandoned because of this. He grew to become Atlantis' king and the world's hero, Aquaman. Atlan then sired another child with an Eskimo woman. This child, Orm Marius, was destined to battle Orin as the Ocean Master. Atlan has also gifted Aquaman's adopted son Garth with formidable mystical abilities.
- Atlantean Biological Adaptation: Atlan was born with the ability to endure the pressures of the deep.
- Amphibious: Atlan was born with the ability to breathe underwater and survive the increased pressure of the ocean depths.
- 33 Appearances of Atlan (New Earth)
- 4 Images featuring Atlan (New Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about Atlan (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Atlan (New Earth)
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