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 Encyclopedia: Mythical place
A mythical place is a place that does not really exist but is accepted folklore or speculation that it might exist or might have existed in earlier times but its actual location is now lost.
Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the novel, Lost Horizon, written by British writer James Hilton in 1933.
Flight of King Gradlon, by E. Luminais, 1884 (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Quimper) Ys (also spelled Is in Breton) is a mythical city built in the Douarnenez bay in Brittany by Gradlon, King of Cornouaille for his daughter, Dahut.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Mythical-place   (1132 words)

  
 Sister Stories - Aztec places
Aztlan was the mythical place of origin in some Aztec traditions, a lake with an island in the middle that was replicated when the wandering Mexica settled at Tenochtitlan.
Chapultepec was a sacred place for the Aztecs.
The significance of the place where the Mexica accomplished this second beginning of time was linked by the Aztecs to the significance of mythological Coatepec, where their patron god Huitzilopochtli was born, by their shared name.
www.nyupress.org /sisterstories/feathered.fir/aztec.places.html   (609 words)

  
 Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Originally the place where the sun set, this name was later applied to the West Bank of the Nile where the Egyptians built their tombs.
A small wooden naos was normally placed inside a monolithic one in hard stone; the latter are typical of the Late Period, and sometimes elaborately decorated.
The ceremony was done by touching an adze to the mouth of a mummy or statue of the deceased, it was believed to restore the senses in preparation for the afterlife.
www.wanderingrealms.com /temple/texts/glossary.htm   (4294 words)

  
 Drogheda - ancient and historic town in the Boyne Valley
It is best known for a number of significant historic events, including the Battle of the Boyne, which took place a few miles outside the town in 1690, and the storming of the town by Oliver Cromwell in 1649.
The Millmount, mythical burial place of Amergin, overlooks Drogheda.
Less than half a mile from Millmount is a place called "Sunnyside", where a curious small, flat mound, is located in the garden of a local house.
www.mythicalireland.com /ancientsites/drogheda/drogheda.html   (783 words)

  
 Mythical place: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A myth (A traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people) ical place is a place that does not really exist but is accepted folk lore or speculation that it might exist or might have existed in earlier times but its actual location is now lost.
Unlike fictional places (additional info and facts about fictional places), which are only used in fiction (A literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact) al writings, mythical places are often considered un(re)discovered places in the real world.
Atlantis (According to legend, an island in the Atlantic Ocean that Plato said was swallowed by an earthquake) - The mythical lost continent; some believe it might only be a small Greek island that was the subject of a volcanic eruption.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/my/mythical_place.htm   (406 words)

  
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Mazatlan (place of deer), Papalotlan (place of butterflies) or Tepoztlan (place of metal).
The connotative meaning of Aztlan, due to the plumage of herons, is "Place of Whiteness." The mythical descriptions of Aztlan would have it to be an island.
In Chicano folklore, Aztlan is often appropriated as the name for that portion of Mexico that was taken over by the United States after the Mexican-American War of 1846, on the belief that this greater area represents the point of parting of the Aztec migrations.
www.public.iastate.edu /~rjsalvad/scmfaq/AZTLAN   (443 words)

  
 MYTHICAL IRELAND - Newgrange, ancient sites, myths, mysteries and astronomy
Newgrange, Ireland's most famous monument, sits overlooking the mythical Boyne river near the east coast of Ireland.
It is the embodiment of a lost Ireland, a magical, mythical place which existed when the world of man was young and when small but intelligent communities reached out towards the vault of the sky in order to bring heaven to earth and establish a connection with the Cosmos.
Mythical Ireland is the proud winner of numerous awards.
www.mythicalireland.com   (511 words)

  
 FictionPress.Com Story : A Mythical Place Called Schewl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
That room is a mythical place, which I have already informed you of.
One mythical day, the mythical teacher let her mythical students type on the computers in the mythical "Spanish" room.
One mythical student sat in front of her computer on the blue table and attempted to enter her mythical name.
www.fictionpress.com /read.php?storyid=1133006   (435 words)

  
 NWHI : Research : NOWRAMP 2002 : Journals
It is not uncommon for ancestral place names to be appropriated affectionately to newly discovered lands, and this may be the case here.
The immediate problem here is that traditional knowledge of a place like this often gets lost, as primary Hawaiian language sources and history become fabricated into secondary English literature and fables.
We spent five days on Midway Atoll and the island is a skeleton and a reminder of the battle that took place there in World War II.
www.hawaiianatolls.org /research/NOWRAMP2002/journals/kuaihelani.php   (624 words)

  
 Aztlan.html
The previously (sometimes) pejorative term Chicano was proclaimed as the new identity, and the otherwise presumed mythical land of Aztlán became both the place of origin and the destination of the Chicanos.
Although Aztlán is seen as a mythical land, it invariably is placed to the north of the central valley of Mexico, as the quotes above demonstrate.
In Aztec iconography, the center head migrates to the left and to the right so as to be placed inside the mouths of the serpents and also to the center of the two serpent bodies which take circular form (see Figure 6).
faculty.coehd.utsa.edu /rpadilla/currentpubs/AztlanMS/Aztlan.html   (3988 words)

  
 Lake Wobegon-2
Lake Wobegon is the fictional place created by Garrison Keillor during his public radio broadcasts on "A Prairie Home Companion." Keillor's humorous stories have become immensely popular with millions of fans who love to read and hear about the small town in Minnesota where he supposedly grew up.
Keillor's conflicting depiction of the idyllic, old-fashioned place in Lake Wobegon coincides with his fans' view of small town life in America, and it is very unlike the modern, sophisticated lifestyle they are actually living.
The mockery of the place and the people living there reveals their rejection of the values of their cultural heritage, the material restraint, hard work, and simple pleasures.
www.bishopfamily.info /Essays/Lake_Wobegon-2.htm   (3202 words)

  
 Farshores.org Ancient Mysteries Article: Mythical Aztlan Still Eludes
"Aztlan is a mythical place, not a historical one," he said.
The discovery in recent years of a cave painting in Sego Canyon, Utah that appears to be a deity also seen on a famous Aztec stone calendar boosts the theory of a former Aztec presence in the United States, Solorzano said.
Mexcaltitan's tiny museum houses some pre-Hispanic pottery but no evidence that it was the place from where the Aztecs took their first step into the history books.
farshores.org /a04azt.htm   (893 words)

  
 Essay Galaxy: Search results for 'aztecs'
They left their mythical mysterious homeland called Aztlán, place of the herons, or Chicomoztoc, place of the seven caves, and migrated southwards through Michoacán (León-Portilla 1992).
AZTECS The Aztecs came from Azatlan which is the mythical place of origin(Aztecs of Lost Civilization).
According to their own myths and legends, they originated from a place called Aztlan, somewhere in north or northwest Mexico.
www.essaygalaxy.com /search.cgi?query=aztecs   (1181 words)

  
 Podunk Online
When I was growing up, the name "Podunk" referred to a rural place far removed from the conveniences of civilization.
I thought "Podunk" was a mythical, generic name for any place out in the "sticks".
It's a small, friendly place where neighbors still care for each other, and in some ways, the best of historic rural culture still flourishes.
www.frontiernet.net /~jrandy   (123 words)

  
 Undercover
Ecotone wiki site is a collection of essays on "place" and its meaning to the writers.
The very movement of your passage dissipates the tasteless deed into the general effluvium of mildew, dust, old ink and paper that hangs about such places: There's nothing left to complain about.
One shudders to think of the condition of the older books, languishing untended on upper shelves and bathed for generations in, well, whatever is floating around.
my.core.com /~pzicari/text/Books.html   (563 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Toltec objects were considered sacred icons by the Aztecs, and the capital city Tollan was viewed as a ‘fantastic city of mythical proportions and qualities’ by the Aztecs.
Scholars argue over whether Aztlan is real or a mythical place with no precise location.
Scholars that argue it was a real place, base Aztlan’s location over a range covering from north of the Mexico Valley to the southwestern United States.
www.plu.edu /~snuggeca/page2.html   (253 words)

  
 Mythical place
Terra Australis Incognita - or the great unknown southern land that catographers believed occupied most of the southern hemisphere, before Captain James Cook discovered and circumnavigated Australia and New Zealand and Antarctica.
Waikikamukau - an isolated place allegedly in New Zealand.
Brought to you by TravelSources and the Beaches and Towns Network, LLC.
www.teachtime.com /en/wikipedia/m/my/mythical_place.html   (222 words)

  
 Let It Ride.com Online Competitions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
MYTHICAL BANKROLL: Each contestant receives a predetermined mythical bankroll per race to place Win, Place, and/or Show wagers on any horse in a contest race, or divided amongst multiple horses.
POINT CALCULATION: All dollars wagered from your mythical bankroll are deducted and shown as a negative amount (if applicable), and then earned back based on the amount of each winning or losing mythical wager as determined by the Win, Place and Show prices posted by the host track.
If you place a mythical $100.00 Win wager on a horse you will be shown as having a -100.00 total.
letitride.com /contest/contest_rules.html?CFID=109528&CFTOKEN=61845600   (651 words)

  
 Subjective Substance - April 2005
With maturity comes the realization that perhaps this place is mythical.
The music made me long for "the place." No longer twelve and into John Denver, I was able to make it happen this time.
But, the need to deeply connect with a community and a place is something I continue to seek.
sspoetry.net /v3i1/3.html   (577 words)

  
 Synchronicity - Unus Mundus
In Greek mythology - one such mythical place was the Cave of the Nymphs.
The Cave of the Nymphs was considered to be a sacred, "set apart" place where heaven [spirit] and earth [matter] meet.
The cave was a place where souls descended from heaven by the northern door.
www.thezodiac.com /mundus3.htm   (353 words)

  
 Dominique Perrault - Bibliothèque Nationale de France :: arcspace.com
The library is an initiatory place and not some monster of a building, part temple and part supermarket-a place of reference for the East End of Paris.
It is a place that is part and parcel of the continuity of the sequence of large empty spaces along the Seine, like the Place de la Concorde, the Champ de Mars, and the Invalides.
The four corner towers resembling four open books, all facing one another, define a symbolic place, a mythical place, and impose the library's presence and identity on the urban landmarks develop and enhance the idea of the "book".
www.arcspace.com /architects/perrault/bnf_index.htm   (755 words)

  
 Is Heaven Real?
In His teachings, Jesus constantly made reference to heaven as the place where God resides and where those who are in relationship with God will spend eternity.
He spoke of heaven as His own destination and promised His disciples that He would prepare a place for them in heaven as well.
Never is there any hint of heaven as being a mythical place.
www.sonic.net /~clchome/ishvnrel.htm   (134 words)

  
 Woods -- Socks' Frog Pond
One of her favorite spots became a frog pond, a place we’d never seen her go to before.
She would stand and look and dabble her paw in the water as if to call the frogs out and tell them spring would come soon.
A year later, again in February, I returned to the pond with a camera to try to capture some of that mystery and beauty, reminding myself to see the light.
web.mountain.net /sootypaws/Woods/Frogpond/intro.html   (148 words)

  
 Aman Daily News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lusaka to her, has been a mythical place and according to those that had been to the city, it was a place of "agebenga"(bandits) and the "akapenta" (prostitutes) who patrolled and patronised the streets of the city of 'lights'.
According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), child trafficking is the movement of children from place to place within and across national borders, through force, coercion or deception into situations involving their economic and sexual exploitation.
Coerced and deceived by offers of better education and a safer place to live in the city, she left the safety of her village only to become a maid with no wages in her distant cousin's home.
www.amanjordan.org /english/daily_news/wmview.php?ArtID=2001   (2568 words)

  
 Epic of Paradise, Mountain Dilmun / Tilmun, Flood, Fall of Man - Column I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
That place is pure; that place is brilliant.
In the holy place a libation was poured not; in the city one drank not;
Naturally, many scholars, in the past, considered Til- mun to be a mythical place, just as the Place of the After- Life of the Pharaohs must be mythical.
www.piney.com /BabEpicParad.html   (846 words)

  
 Visit Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Certain restaurants, whether refined or relaxed, have such strong traditions that they are truly mythical places in Portuguese gastronomy.
They are almost 'cult places' if you visit the area where they are located.
Bica do Sapato, very popular for the quality of its cuisine and excellent location by the river, is nowadays a mythical place for fine food.
www.visitportugal.com /NR/exeres/733E43FC-3787-4CAB-A243-A173E02B87AB,frameless.htm   (359 words)

  
 Indigenous Peoples of Mexico   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
"There is a place that the Spirit of Truth has prepared so that it shall be from there from which will be born the Liberation of the Indigenous Peoples.
Likewise, the moon is identified with its nahual the rabbit that lives on it.
Unlike the sun, which is all fire, the moon is a place of quiet peace.
www.indians.org /welker/mexman01.htm   (988 words)

  
 The Lake Wobegon Trail, Stearns County, Minnesota National Recreation Trails
The Lake Wobegon Trail travels through the heart of the mythical land celebrated in the Prairie Home Companion radio show; read Garrison Keillor's remarks at the trail opening.
Every week on public radio Keillor reports the news from this mythical place where "all the women are strong, the men are good looking, and the children above average." For years, Keillor had talked about this mythical place.
At the grand opening of the Lake Wobegon Trail and in an article he wrote for the National Geographic in December 2000, he confirmed that Lake Wobegon is located in rural Stearns County.
www.americantrails.org /nationalrecreationtrails/trailNRT/LakeWobegon-MN.html   (438 words)

  
 Miao
A woman with considerable firmness of character, she would quite consistently tell any child who asked why, "Because they're sneaky!" End of discussion.
But in those days, a rural village was a place for dogs and not cats anyway, so the issue was largely an abstract one.
The only felines I knew were a couple of Siamese belonging to an aunt and a couple other Siamese belonging to an English teacher, and all I knew of the latter were the stories the teacher would tell about them on a slow Friday afternoon when the week had gone well.
my.core.com /~pzicari/text/Cats.html   (867 words)

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