Wednesday, 6 November 2013

List of Mythological Places

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This is a list of mythological places which appear in mythological tales, folklore, and varying religious texts. Ref Wikipedia


NameDescription
AgarthaA legendary city at the Earth's core.
AlfheimLand of elves in Norse mythology.
AnnwnThe "otherworld" of Welsh mythology.
AsgardThe high placed city of the gods, built by Odin father of Thor who is heir to the throne, in Norse mythology. There the hall called Valhalla (see lower in this list) was part of it.
Asphodel MeadowsIn Greek mythology, the section of the underworld where ordinary souls were sent to live after death.
AtlantisThe legendary (and almost archetypal) lost continent that was supposed to have sunk into the Atlantic Ocean; there are many differing opinions on what and where Atlantis was.
AvalonLegendary Island of Apples, believed by some to be the final resting place of King Arthur.
Axis MundiThe center of the world or the connection between Heaven and Earth in various religions and mythologies throughout history. Believed to possibly take the form of a natural object (a mountain, a tree, etc.) or a man-made object such as a tower or a pillar. The term can be used in both a religious and a secular context.
Ayotha Amirtha GangaiAn important river in Ayyavazhi mythology.
AztlanLegendary original homeland of the Mexica people in Mexica/Aztec mythology.
BiarmalandA mighty kingdom described in Norse sagas which lies to the north of Russia.
CamelotThe city in which King Arthur reigned.
City of the CaesarsA city between a mountain of gold and another of diamonds supposed to be situated in Patagonia.
Cloud cuckoo landA perfect city between the clouds in the play The Birds by Aristophanes.
CockaigneIn medieval mythology, it is a land of plenty where want does not exist.
Dinas AffaraonA magical Druid city hidden among the hills of Snowdonia.
El DoradoRumored city of gold in South America.
Elysian FieldsIn Greek mythology, the final resting place of the souls of the heroic and the virtuous.
Garden of the HesperidesIn Greek mythology, the sacred garden of Hera from where the gods got their immortality.
Garden of EdenThe biblical "garden of God" described most notably in the "Book of Genesis".
HawaikiThe ancestral island of the Polynesians, particularly the Māori.
HeavenHeaven is a realm, either physical or transcendental in which people who have died continue to exist in an afterlife. Heaven is often described as the holiest place, accessible by people according to various standards of divinity, goodness, piety, faith or other virtues.
HellUnderworld in Abrahamic mythology
HyperboreaA land to the north in Greek mythology.
HelUnderworld in Norse mythology
IrkallaThe underworld from which there is no return in Babylonian mythology.
Islands of the BlessedIn Greek mythology, a paradise reserved for the souls of the great heroes.
JotunheimLand of the giants in Norse mythology.
Kingdom of ReynesA country mentioned in the Middle English romance King Horn.
Kingdom of SaguenayAccording to the French, supposedly an Iroquoian First Nations story of a kingdom of blonde men rich in gold and fur that existed in northern Canada prior to the French colonization of the landmass.
KolobAn astronomical body (star or planet) said to be near the throne of God in Mormon cosmology.
KvenlandLand next to Sweden at the northern shores of Baltic sea, probably ancient Finland or some of its parts.
Kyöpelinvuori(Finnish for ghosts' mountain), in Finnish mythology, is the place which dead women haunt.
LemuriaA hypothetical "lost land" variously located in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
LyonesseA country in Arthurian legend, which is said to border Cornwall in England.
Mag Mell or Tir na nÓgThe afterworld of Irish mythology; it is similar in many respects to the Norse Valhalla.
MeropisA gigantic island created purely as a parody of Plato's Atlantis.
MictlanThe afterworld of the Mexica.
Mount OlympusIn Greek mythology the mountain is referred to as "home of the gods", specifically the Twelve Olympians.
MuA hypothetical continent that allegedly disappeared at the dawn of human history.
MuspelheimLand of fire in Norse mythology.
NibiruA mythological planet described by the Babylonians.
NiflheimWorld of cold in Norse mythology.
NiflhelCold underworld in Norse mythology.
NorumbegaA legendary settlement in northeastern North America, inextricably connected with attempts to demonstrate Viking incursions in New England.
NysaA beautiful valley full of nymphs in Greek mythology.
PandæmoniumThe capital of Hell in John Milton's Paradise Lost
PurgatoryAccording to many religions, it is the condition or process of purification in which the souls of those who die in a state of grace are made ready for Heaven.
Quivira and CíbolaTwo of the legendary Seven Cities of Gold supposed by Spanish conquistadors to have existed in the Americas.
ShambhalaIn Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this kingdom is hidden somewhere in the Himalayas; Theosophists regard it as being on the etheric plane above the Gobi Desert and as being the home of the governing deity of our planet Sanat Kumara.
Shangri-LaA mystical, harmonious valley enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains. A permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world; a fictional utopian lamasery high in the mountains of Tibet. It was originated in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton.
SuddeneA country found in the Middle English romance King Horn.
SummerlandThe name given by Theosophists, Wiccans and some earth-based contemporary pagan religions to their conceptualization of an (mostly pastoral) afterlife.
SvartálfaheimrThe land of the Dark Elves in Norse mythology.
Tartarusin Greek mythology, a pit in the underworld for condemned souls.
Takama-ga-haraThe dwelling place of the Shinto kami.
Themiscyrathe capital city of the Amazons in Greek mythology.
ThuleAn island that was supposed to have existed somewhere in the belt of Scandinavia, northern Great Britain, Iceland, and Greenland.
Thuvaraiyam PathiIn Ayyavazhi mythology, it was a sunken island some 150 miles off the south coast of India.
UtopiaThe mythical island described in Thomas More's book, where everything is perfect.
Valhalla(from Old Norse Valhöll "hall of the slain") is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin.
WesternesseA country found in the Middle English romance King Horn.
YsA city located in Brittany, France that was supposedly built below sea level, protected by a dam, and eventually destroyed when the Devil released the water held back by the dam.
XibalbaThe underworld in Mayan mythology.

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