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WELCOME TO ARCUS ATLANTIS

Hey there! Welcome to my website. Please feel free to take a look around and hopefully learn something you didn't know when you got up this morning.

Arcus Atlantis is a website which aims to provide useful, reputable information on a host of topics, which include Plato's development of his famous Atlantis myth and the sources he makes use of, legendary journeys to magical locations, aspects of history and creation stories from both science and mythology. Also, various tales from old Lancashire, England are featured.

Find out more about what's on offer here under the headings below. Also, there's a list of new and recently-updated material there too!

This section is being populated with lists of champions and final league tables from various countries. Please click the flags below to see the roll of honour for that country.

Flag of England | Flag of France | Flag of Germany | Flag of Russia | Flag of Scotland | Flag of Ukraine | Flag of Wales

A full list of countries, regions and proto-states that it is hoped will be covered one day can be accessed here. It is divided by continents: -

Europe | Asia | North-Central America | South America | Africa | Oceania

Tuesday 29th March 2022

INVISIBLE IRISH ISLES: HY BRASIL AND COMPANY

More on Mayda.

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Tuesday 29th March 2022

FLYING SHIPS AND WEATHER WIZARDS

The people of Wyntland, according to medieval English authors, were granted power over the winds by demons.

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Tuesday 29th March 2022

SUPER ZEN BROS.: FRISLANDA AND OTHER ISLANDS

What have Dr. John Dee and Sir Martin Frobisher got to do with Frislanda?

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Wednesday 23rd March 2022

FOOTBALL (SOCCER): MEN'S CHAMPIONS IN OCEANIA

Added lists of national champions for Oceania, which can be accessed via the links on the page below.

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Saturday 19th March 2022

FOOTBALL (SOCCER): INDEX OF COUNTRIES

Countries, regions and proto-states which we aim to cover in our football section.

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Friday 18th March 2022

FOOTBALL (SOCCER) IN GERMANY

Champions Germany, including West Germany, East Germany and the Saar Protectorate.

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Thursday 17th March 2022

FOOTBALL (SOCCER) IN CRIMEA AND THE DONBAS REGION

Champions of the post-2014 Crimea, Donetsk PR and Lugansk (Luhansk) PR.

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Thursday 17th March 2022

CREATION STORIES FROM EURASIA

Added the creation story of the Vainakh (Chechen, Ingush etc.) peoples.

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Thursday 17th March 2022

FOOTBALL (SOCCER) IN FRANCE

A list of French champions from both the FFF's Division 1/Ligue 1 and tournaments arranged prior to the development of this league.

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Wednesday 16th March 2022

FOOTBALL (SOCCER) IN RUSSIA

A list of champions of the top two divisions in Russia from 1992.

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Sunday 13th March 2022

FOOTBALL: TH' EAWD PINK 'UN

Had a bit of a play around with some old content and came up with this little beauty.

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Sunday 13th March 2022

SACRED SPRINGS: ANALOGUES FOR ATLANTIS' HOT AND COLD WATER SOURCES

A few minor adjustments have been made to make the page progess in a more logical fashion.

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Sunday 13th March 2022

THE IMMRAMA

The influence of the tales of St. Brendan and the related class of immrama had a wide influence. In the Iberian peninsula, a similar tale is told of the Asiatic St. Amaro and his resolution to visit the Terrestrial Paradise.

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Saturday 12th March 2022

FOOTBALL (SOCCER) IN UKRAINE

A starter page featuring a men's roll of honour and tables for the top four levels for a few recent seasons.

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Also, given the harrowing scenes from Ukraine, any help for refugees is vital. Here's a fundraiser for a Polish charity based in the UK who are seeking donations to help Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

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Some time in the early 350s, the great philosopher Plato, now aged around 70 and perhaps chastened by events which had led his native Athens once again into imperial wars, as well as his own failures to implement his philosophical ideas in Syracuse, began writing two dialogues, the Timaeus and Critias, which made reference to an old family story, allegedly passed down via Solon from Egypt, in which Athens stood firm against a terrifying enemy: Atlantis.

This section features pages which investigate this enemy as depicted in the dialogues and seeks to answer the question of whether or not Atlantis was real.

PLATO'S ATLANTIS: THE BASICS

SOME HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

MOTIFS IN THE TIMAEUS-CRITIAS

ATLANTIS BEYOND PLATO

Beyond Atlantis, there lie many fabulous lands waiting to be discovered, and tales of those intrepid voyages who have attempted to seek them out. I hereby present a collection and sourcebook on fantastical voyages to the furthest reaches of the mythical imagination.

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IRISH LORE

MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN JOURNEYS

THE VIEW FROM SCIENCE

Our times represent only the latest in a long series of layers of human history dating back some 5,000 years. Historical records only date back a small part of the span of time which separates us from the earliest members of our species, and the whole panoply of human ancestors since our divergence from the chimpanzees is but a drop in the ocean of life. Advanced life forms, at least those whose affiliations we can trace to some extent, date back some 550-500 million years ago or thereabouts, and this is a mere eighth or so of the story of life on this planet. Furthermore, the earth itself and the solar system which houses it is a relative parvenu on the universal scene.

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CREATION IN WORLD MYTHOLOGIES

Almost every people ever to have exist have told stories about where they came from and how their world came to be. It's what makes us human.

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I am fascinated by the history of the world. This section allows me to publish material of interest to me and, I hope, to you too.

WHO WERE THE CIMMERIANS?

Separating fact from fiction regarding the Cimmerian people.

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HEODOTUS' REPORTS ON SCYTHIAN ORIGINS

Herodotan material on the origin of the Scythian people of the Pontic Steppe and Western Asia.

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THE THALASSOCRACIES IN GREEK SOURCES

Eusebius and Thucydides preserve lists of powers holding sway over the sea, the thalassocracies.

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ON THE HISTORICITY OF ARTHUR

Was there a real Arthur underlying the later mythology?

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BRITISH RESISTANCE: THE WARS OF ARTHUR

Both the Gildasian De excidio et conquestu Britanniae and the later Historia Brittonum present a picture of a great Saxon revolt followed by a successful counter-attack by the Romano-Britons.

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THE SECOND BATTLE OF BADON

A brief glance at the annals concerning a possible "Second Battle of Badon," which is alleged to have taken place in AD 664-5.

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LANCASHIRE WITCH TRIALS

During the 17th century, Lancashire was in turmoil. One symptom of this was the number of poor souls accused of witchcraft and sorcery.

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BRUNANBURH & BLACKBURN

Brunanburh was one of the most decisive battles in Anglo-Saxon England. In 1927, Rev. T.C. Porteus produced a theory placing it in East Lancashire. There is a link to an introduction and contents below. The text itself is divided into part one and part two.

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SUNKEN LANCASHIRE

A number of settlements and areas of land in Lancashire are historically proven or reputed to have been lost to the depredations of sea and sand. These are their stories.

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Lancashire has a rich traditional lore, with ghosts, demons and mysterious deaths.

  • The Crier of Claife: A long-forgotten quarry on the slopes west of the picturesque Windermere is said to hold a ghastly secret.
  • Peg o'Nell: In the grounds of Waddow Hall, there stands a well - a well with its own strange sentinel, in the form of a statue of a woman in flowing dress, strangely headless.
  • Jenny Greenteeth and kin: Children's tale or ancient evil?
  • Mellor Moor: Roman remains may hide a sunken city inhabited by diminutive men.
  • Sykes Lumb Farm: A ghost from medieval times and a capricious boggart are said to have haunted this lonely farmstead in their day.
  • Pleasington parish peregrinations: The parish of Pleasington and its environment has a number of little-known pieces of lore attached to it.

About Graham

I'm your (real) host Graham, a human being (and occasionally a human doing), a reader, listener, liminal walker and, to be honest, an occasional pretentious sod; world champion procrastinator thinking of reasons to delay collecting my trophy. I'm a puer aeternus who was a good age when I was born. I have had the good fortune to be born human in a relatively-advanced and peaceful society, and to have been brought up in a loving, stable home.

About Arcus

I believe that we are the culmination of all that has gone before, as well as the foundation for that which will inevitably be. The major purpose of this website is to serve as an homage of sorts to what has gone before, by putting together bits and pieces of information on things which interest me, as well as to give me a reason to develop my web design skills.

Sir Graham