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(Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders

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the 1st cervical vertebra

a figure of a man used as a supporting column

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69%>], 2 on right side and 1 on left side of three atlas vertebrae (Figure 2].
Two atlas vertebrae with irregular superior articular facet showed ridge in the centre (6.
4] Superior articular facets which are present on the atlas vertebrae face superomedially and are well known for nodding movements and furthermore for the weightbearing of the head.
It can be hypothesized that the variation in the morphology of the atlas vertebrae and the presence of atlas vertebrae anomalies may have an association with the growth pattern of the craniofacial skeleton.
For the evaluation of the atlas vertebrae most often we use lateral cephalograms which provide a two dimensional image of the three dimensional objects.
In most of the researches done so far the atlas vertebrae were studied on profile radiographs.
Atlas vertebrae with posterior ponticuli--62 (Figure 1)
Atlas vertebrae with lateral ponticuli--13 (Figure 2)
Atlas vertebrae with posterolateral ponticuli--5 (Figure 3)
CONCLUSION: In the study of 300 macerated human atlas vertebrae we observed the vertebral artery groove for its conversion into the foramen.
Hasan M, Shukla S, Siddiqui MS, Singh D: posterolateral tunnels and ponticuli in human atlas vertebrae J Anat.