mythical place


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Noun1.mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
imagination, imaginativeness, vision - the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be"
afterworld - the place where you are after you die
Annwfn, Annwn - (Welsh mythology) the other world; land of fairies
Asgard - (Norse mythology) the heavenly dwelling of the Norse gods (the Aesir) and slain war heroes
Atlantis - according to legend, an island in the Atlantic Ocean that Plato said was swallowed by an earthquake
Brobdingnag - a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where everything was enormous
cloud-cuckoo-land - an imaginary place where you say people are when they seem optimistically out of touch with reality
Cockaigne - (Middle Ages) an imaginary land of luxury and idleness
El Dorado, eldorado - an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunity; sought in South America by 16th-century explorers
faerie, faery, fairyland - the enchanted realm of fairies
Heaven - the abode of God and the angels
Elysium - a place or condition of ideal happiness
netherworld, Scheol, underworld, Hades, infernal region, Hell - (religion) the world of the dead; "No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis
infernal region, nether region, perdition, Inferno, Hell, pit - (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson
Houyhnhnms - a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where intelligent horses ruled the Yahoos
Laputa - a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where impractical projects were pursued and practical projects neglected
Lilliput - a land imagined by Jonathan Swift that was inhabited by tiny people
limbo - (theology) in Roman Catholicism, the place of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls (such as infants and virtuous individuals)
limbo - an imaginary place for lost or neglected things
Midgard - (Norse mythology) the abode of humans in Norse mythology
dreamland, dreamworld, never-never land - a pleasing country existing only in dreams or imagination
purgatory - (theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins
Ruritania - an imaginary kingdom in central Europe; often used as a scene for intrigue and romance
spirit world - any imaginary place where spiritual beings (demons or fairies or angels or the like) abide; "science has emptied the spirit world of its former inhabitants"
Sion, Zion, Utopia - an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
wonderland - an imaginary realm of marvels or wonders
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We rode it on the Suzuki's haloed Ryuyo test facility in Japan to test it further Ryuyo is like a mythical place for Suzuki.
Whiskey Island on Lake of the Woods is a mythical place that was once a drop off point during Prohibition with the U.
I began to tell anyone that would listen about this remarkable band who were in our midst and hailed from a mythical place called Banton and soon my appetite to see them live became insatiable.
He never tired of my endless questions about the stones and metals he made into jewels; his ideas came from deep inside a mythical place he always called Saqqara - the natural treasury of special things.
Low said: "It's certainly an extraordinary match: Wembley is a mythical place, so we're raring to go.
Prosecutors claim that Ergenekon, named after a mythical place in central Asia believed to be the homeland of Turks, is made up of loosely connected branches with an eventual goal of toppling the Erdogan's government and restructuring Turkey on a nationalist footing.
Why Google Maps is unable to label a real geographic location but can pinpoint a mythical place remains unexplained.
It cited Marks & Spencer's salmon from 'Lochmuir', a mythical place where fish leap gratefully into the arms of loving mongers, and its Oakham chickens, which - shockingly - are sourced from more than one location.
Asch, who spent a decade teaching in the county, draws us into the history, geography and sociology of it, entrapping us in the tale as if it were a mythical place.
He is the Buddha of the High California Desert, a mythical place full of magick.