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Mythical place

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

Name Description
Agartha A legendary city at the Earth's core.
Alfheim Land of elves in Norse mythology.
Annwn The "otherworld" of Welsh mythology.
Asgard The 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 Meadows In Greek mythology, the section of the underworld where ordinary souls were sent to live after death.
Atlantis The 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.
Avalon Legendary Island of Apples, believed by some to be the final resting place of King Arthur.
Axis Mundi The 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 Gangai An important river in Ayyavazhi mythology.
Aztlan Legendary original homeland of the Mexica people in Mexica/Aztec mythology.
Biarmaland A mighty kingdom described in Norse sagas which lies to the north of Russia.
Camelot The city in which King Arthur reigned.
City of the Caesars A city between a mountain of gold and another of diamonds supposed to be situated in Patagonia.
Cloud cuckoo land A perfect city between the clouds in the play The Birds by Aristophanes.
Cockaigne In medieval mythology, it is a land of plenty where want does not exist.
Dinas Affaraon A magical Druid city hidden among the hills of Snowdonia.
El Dorado Rumored city of gold in South America.
Elysian Fields In Greek mythology, the final resting place of the souls of the heroic and the virtuous.
Garden of the Hesperides In Greek mythology, the sacred garden of Hera from where the gods got their immortality.
Garden of Eden The biblical "garden of God" described most notably in the "Book of Genesis".
Hawaiki The ancestral island of the Polynesians, particularly the Māori.
Heaven Heaven 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.
Hell Underworld in Abrahamic mythology
Hyperborea A land to the north in Greek mythology.
Hel Underworld in Norse mythology
Irkalla The underworld from which there is no return in Babylonian mythology.
Islands of the Blessed In Greek mythology, a paradise reserved for the souls of the great heroes.
Jotunheim Land of the giants in Norse mythology.
Kingdom of Reynes A country mentioned in the Middle English romance King Horn.
Kingdom of Saguenay According 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.
Kolob An astronomical body (star or planet) said to be near the throne of God in Mormon cosmology.
Kvenland Land 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.
Lemuria A hypothetical "lost land" variously located in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Lyonesse A country in Arthurian legend, which is said to border Cornwall in England.
Mag Mell or Tir na nÓg The afterworld of Irish mythology; it is similar in many respects to the Norse Valhalla.
Meropis A gigantic island created purely as a parody of Plato's Atlantis.
Mictlan The afterworld of the Mexica.
Mount Olympus In Greek mythology the mountain is referred to as "home of the gods", specifically the Twelve Olympians.
Mu A hypothetical continent that allegedly disappeared at the dawn of human history.
Muspelheim Land of fire in Norse mythology.
Nibiru A mythological planet described by the Babylonians.
Niflheim World of cold in Norse mythology.
Niflhel Cold underworld in Norse mythology.
Norumbega A legendary settlement in northeastern North America, inextricably connected with attempts to demonstrate Viking incursions in New England.
Nysa A beautiful valley full of nymphs in Greek mythology.
Pandæmonium The capital of Hell in John Milton's Paradise Lost
Purgatory According 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 Cíbola Two of the legendary Seven Cities of Gold supposed by Spanish conquistadors to have existed in the Americas.
Shambhala In 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-La A 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.
Suddene A country found in the Middle English romance King Horn.
Summerland The name given by Theosophists, Wiccans and some earth-based contemporary pagan religions to their conceptualization of an (mostly pastoral) afterlife.
Svartálfaheimr The land of the Dark Elves in Norse mythology.
Tartarus in Greek mythology, a pit in the underworld for condemned souls.
Takama-ga-hara The dwelling place of the Shinto kami.
Themiscyra the capital city of the Amazons in Greek mythology.
Thule An island that was supposed to have existed somewhere in the belt of Scandinavia, northern Great Britain, Iceland, and Greenland.
Thuvaraiyam Pathi In Ayyavazhi mythology, it was a sunken island some 150 miles off the south coast of India.
Utopia The 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.
Westernesse A country found in the Middle English romance King Horn.
Ys A 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.
Xibalba The underworld in Mayan mythology.


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