The Atlantis Gene (The Origin Mystery, Book 1) Symbols, Allegory and Motifs

The Atlantis Gene (The Origin Mystery, Book 1) Symbols, Allegory and Motifs

Atlantis Gene

The Atlantis Gene is a symbol of superiority. It is seen as the next round of evolution. The Atlanteans were superior to humans so the gene creates fear in those who do not pose it. They see carriers of the Atlantis Gene as threats to their existence.


The Immari are a symbol of evil. The group are responsible for the tragic events in history. They will use whatever means to get what they want including genocide, murder and kidnapping. The Immari have influenced many leaders throughout history and believe in a reign of fear and prejudice.

Patrick’s journal

Patrick’s journal is a symbol of the past. Patrick’s actions are linked to the present and the journal allows the reader to see how the past can affect the present. Patrick’s past actions affect many of the character’s in the novel and are guiding factors in their lives.


Atlantis is a symbol of utopia. The city of Atlantis is a place of knowledge and peace where people can live without threat from prejudice or violence. Here, society thrives on intelligence and understanding.


Gilbraltar is a symbol of the past colliding with the present. The city of Gilbraltar thrives over the buried city of Atlantis. Each are separate entities until the Immari begin to excavate the city of Atlantis. No one knows that the city is buried under Gilbraltar and by excavating the Immari are blending the past with the present to obtain power and superiority.

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