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HORIZONS: EXPLORATION AND FANTASY
A series of pages and sources on fantastical voyages to the furthest reaches of the mythical imagination.
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").