List of mythological places

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

AgarthaA legendary city at Earth's core.
AlfheimLand of elves in Norse mythology.
AnnwnThe "otherworld" of Welsh mythology.
ArcadiaA vision of pastoralism and harmony with nature, derived from the Greek province of the same name which dates to antiquity.
AsgardThe high placed city of the gods, built by Odin, chief god of the Norse pantheon.
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.
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.
Ayotha Amirtha GangaiAn important river in Ayyavazhi mythology.
AztlánLegendary original homeland of the Mexica people in Mexica/Aztec mythology.
BaltiaAn island of amber somewhere in northern Europe.
BiarmalandA geographical area around the White Sea in the northern part of (European) Russia, referred to in Norse sagas.
Biringan cityA mythical city that is said to invisibly lie between Gandara, Tarangnan, and Pagsanghan in Samar province of the Philippines. Biringan means "the black city" or the City of the Unknown in Waray.
BrahmapuraThe abode of Brahma, the Hindu god of creation.
Brasil or Hy-BrasilA mythical island to the west of Ireland.
BrittiaA mythical island off the coast of Austrasia.
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.
DiyuThe realm of the dead or Hell in Chinese mythology
Dinas Affaraon/FfaraonLegendary home to a branch of the Druids called the Pheryllt, who worked as metallurgists and alchemists. Also known as “The City of Higher Powers,” or the “Ambrosial City”, its rumored location is Snowdonia and is said to be the original placename of Dinas Emrys.
El DoradoRumored city of gold in [1]
Elysian FieldsIn Greek mythology, the final resting place of the souls of the heroic and the virtuous.
Feather MountainOne of many important mythological mountains in Chinese mythology, particularly associated with the Great Flood.
Gorias, Finias, Murias, and FaliasIn Irish Mythology the Tuatha Dé Danann get their four magical treasures from four legendary cities: Gorias in the east; Finias, in the south; Murias in the west; and Falias in the north.
Garden of the HesperidesIn Greek mythology, the sacred garden of Hera from where the gods got their immortality.
Garden of EdenThe garden of God, described in the Book of Genesis.
HawaikiThe ancestral island of the Polynesians, particularly the Māori.
HeavenThe realm in Abrahamic religions, in which pious people who have died continue to exist in an afterlife.
Hel(heimr)Underworld in Norse mythology
HellThe underworld in Abrahamic religions, in which evil or unrepentant people are punished after death.
HyperboreaA land to the north in Greek 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.
Jabulqa and JabulsaTwo cities mentioned in Shi'i hadith.
JotunheimLand of the giants in Norse mythology. [2]
Kingdom of ReynesA country mentioned in the Middle English romance King Horn.
Kingdom of SaguenayAccording to the French, an Iroquoian story of a kingdom of blonde men rich in gold and fur that existed in northern Canada prior to French colonization.
KolobAn astronomical body (star or planet) said to be near the throne of God in Mormon cosmology.
Kunlun MountainA place where immortals lived according to Chinese mythology.
KvenlandA geographical area referred to in several medieval texts as well as in Norse sagas. The exact location of Kvenland is unknown, though, with several competing theories placing it in either the northern part of the Scandinavian peninsula or the southwestern part of what is now Finland.
Kyöpelinvuori(Finnish for ghosts' mountain), in Finnish mythology, is the place which dead women haunt.
La Ciudad Blanca"The White city", a legendary city of Honduras
LaestrygonHome to a tribe of giant cannibals that Odysseus encountered on his way back home from the Trojan War.
Lake ParimeAn enormous lake in northeastern South America, supposedly the site of El Dorado
LemuriaA hypothetical "lost land" variously located in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
LintukotoIn Finnish mythology, a paradise-like place where birds migrate every winter; because it was located near the edge of the sky dome, the sky was very close to the ground and therefore its inhabitants were dwarfs.
LyonesseA country in Arthurian legend, which is said to border Cornwall in England.
Mag Mell or Tir na nÓgThe afterworld of Irish mythology.
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. [3]
Mount PenglaiA legendary mountain in Chinese mythology, said to be situated on an island in the Bohai sea, home to Taoist immortals.
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, connected with attempts to demonstrate Viking incursions in New England.
NysaA beautiful valley full of nymphs in Greek mythology.
PaititiA legendary Inca lost city or utopian rich land said to lie east of the Andes.
PandæmoniumThe capital of Hell in John Milton's Paradise Lost
PurgatoryIn the Catholic religion, a place where impure souls of those who die 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.
ScholomanceA legendary school of black magic run by the Devil himself, located in Hermannstadt (now: Sibiu, Romania). Located in the mountains, south of the city Sibiu, near an unnamed lake.
Sierra de la Plata(Spanish: Silver Mountains), was a legendary treasury of silver that was believed to be located in South America.
ShambhalaIn Tibetan Buddhist tradition, a kingdom hidden somewhere in the Himalayas; Theosophists regard it as the home on the etheric plane of the governing deity of our planet Sanat Kumara.
Shangri-LaA mystical, harmonious valley enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains.
Sodom and GomorrahCities mentioned in the Bible which were destroyed by God because their people were corrupted and evil.
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 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.
Valhalla(from Old Norse Valhöll "hall of the slain") is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin.
VanaheimrThe Land of the Vanir, another tribe of gods, according to Norse legends.
WesternesseA country found in the Middle English romance King Horn.
XibalbaThe underworld in Mayan mythology.
YomiThe land of the dead according to Shinto mythology, as related in the Kojiki.
YsA city located in Brittany, France that was supposedly built below sea level, and destroyed when the Devil destroyed the dam protecting it.
ZerzuraSaharan city known as the "oasis of little birds" rumored to be full of treasure.
ZionA place name often used as a metaphor for Jerusalem, and Olam Haba ("the After world", ״העולם הבא״).
  • references


Other Languages