"Do you understand the sadness of geography?"
Lands, a List (Mythological and Otherwise)
- Buyan, an island with the ability to appear and disappear in Russian mythology
- Shangri-La, a fictitious valley in Tibet the idea of which may have been inspired by the myth of Shambhala
- Quivira and Cíbola, also known as the Seven Cities of Gold. These were suspected somewhere in America by the conquistadors.
- El Dorado, mythic city of gold.
- Lemuria (continent)
- Mu (lost continent)
- Ys; a mythical city built on the coast of Brittany, and later swallowed by the ocean. Most versions of the legend place the city in the Douarnenez Bay.
- Cantre’r Gwaelod is the legendary ancient sunken realm said to have occupied a tract of fertile land lying between Ramsey Island and Bardsey Island in what is now Cardigan Bay to the west of Wales.
Image: La Sphere du Monde, 1549, by Oronce Fine