Encyclopedia of Imaginary and Mythical Places

Encyclopedia of Imaginary and Mythical Places

Theresa Bane


The heavens and hells of the world's religions and the "far, distant" legends can't be noticeable or visited, yet they continue to be a vital part of tradition and heritage. This encyclopedia catalogs greater than 800 imaginary and mythological lands from around the globe, together with fairy nation-states, settings from Arthurian lore, and kingdoms present in fairy stories and political and philosophical works, together with Sir Thomas More's Utopia and Plato's Atlantis. From al A'raf, the limbo of Islam, to Zulal, one of many many streams that run via Paradise, entries supply the literary starting place of every web site, clarify its cultural context, and describe its topical positive factors, directory adaptations on names while acceptable. Cross-referenced for ease of use, this compendium will end up beneficial to students, researchers or somebody wishing to journey the unseen landscapes of fable and legend.

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