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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WHEN I was a child, Liverpool was a mythical place for me.
Born and bred in Birmingham, still living there (and with a geography A level) I would like to ask BBC Regional News for further and fuller particulars about a wonderful mythical place that exists in their bulletins.
Besides the history and the mythical place that it is, you cannot also practice on it (Centre Court).
It gives a voice to this mythical place that has been undergoing a lot of changes," Shakir said.
ARGUABLY THE YOUNGEST BRAND IN THE JEWELLERY MARKET, A FACT THAT DOESN'T PREEMPT IT FROM BEING THE MOST DESIRED AND POPULAR CULT NAME WITH ITS UNCONVENTIONAL SET OF JEWELLERY, IS SHAMBALLA, A BRAND THAT WAS BORN OF A BUDDHIST WAY OF LIVING OR A MYTHICAL PLACE THAT REFLECTS HARMONIOUS LIFE WHERE LOVE AND WISDOM REIGN.
Part magical realism, part travelogue, part adventure novel, and part love story, it is a fragmented, hybrid work about a mysterious and mythical place. The hero of the novel Nicholas Bilanchuk is a gatherer of living souls, the unique individuals he meets over the course of his five-month stay in his ancestral homeland.
According to the song of the same name, it is the mythical place fishermen go to when they die, a place where there is perpetual mirth, a fiddle that never stops playing and dancers who never tire.
As the years went by--I had been sent away to boarding school almost immediately--the city remained the mythical place where everything was glamorous and beautiful, and the people were all rich and sophisticated.
Integrate the Rails Another approach might be to have the students first design an ideal rural community with miniature homes, geography, business and commerce areas, creating a lovely mythical place to live.
A mythical place with concrete cows, MK Dons, the Milton Keynes Bowl and my friend Clare's family.
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.