HORIZONS: EXPLORATION AND FANTASY
A series of pages and sources on fantastical voyages to the furthest reaches of the mythical imagination.
- Harkhuf's travels in Nubia - the Old Kingdom dignitary Harkhuf detailed his travels in Nubia south of Egypt, the primary goal of which was to conduct trading missions to the lost kingdom of Yam.
St. Brendan is the protagonist in a wide range of stories featuring his quest for the Promised Land of the Saints.
Christian tales of oceanic exploration.
Encounters in the otherworld.
FROM THE MYTHOLOGICAL CYCLE
... AND MORE
- The unfortunately-named Richard Head tells a tale of one John Nisbet's visit to the mysterious Hy Brasil.
- Culhwch ac Olwen - a cousin of King Arthur seeks his aid in a quest to woo a beautiful young maiden.
- Al-Idrīsī on the Baḥr al-Muẓlim - my translation from the French of Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad al-Idrīsī's notices about islands in the Baḥr al-Muẓlim (the "Sea of Darkness").