The Atlantis

A Adaptation: A genetically determined characteristic, or inherited trait, that makes an organism better able to cope with its environment. Alpine: Relating to mountainous regions. Arid: Land that receives less than 10 inches (250 millimeters) of rainfall annually and has a high rate of evaporation. B Biodiversity: The entire variety of life on Earth. Brackish: […]

International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (lUCN-The World Conservation Union)

The IUCN is one of the world’s oldest international conservation organizations. It was established in Fountainbleau, France, on October 5, 1947. It is a worldwide alliance of governments, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. Working with scientists and experts, the IUCN tries to encourage and assist nations and societies around the world to conserve nature and […]

Yamquisapa To Yurlunggur

Yamquisapa A fabulously rich and powerful island kingdom in the Atlantic Ocean sunk to the bottom of the sea after having been set on fire with “Thonapa’s celestial flame” for the idolatry of its sinful inhabitants. The resemblance of this Inca account to Plato’s story of Atlantis could not be more clear. Yima In the […]

Zac-Mu-until to Zuni Deluge Story

Zac-Mu-until Literally a “White Man” who founded the Maya city of Mu-tul. Both his name and the city’s, as well as foreign racial characterization, bespeak fundamental influences brought to bear in Middle America by culture-bearers from the sunken civilization of Mu. Zalmat-quqadi A people, also known in Babylonian myth as the Ad-mi, or Ad-ami, “who […]

Xelhua to Xochiquetzal

Xelhua The flood hero of the Aztecs’ creation legend, in which he sought refuge from the Deluge by climbing to the top of Tlaloc’s mountain. Tlaloc, together with Quetzalcoatl, was a version of Atlas, depicted in temple art as a bearded man supporting the four quarters of the sky as a cross on his shoulders. […]

Wai-ta-hanui To Wigan

Wai-ta-hanui New Zealand’s oldest known tribe, said to have arrived more than 2,000 years ago. Of the original 200 tribes that dominated the islands, only 140 mixed descendants were still alive in 1988. The Waitahanui were supposed to have been prodigious mariners who navigated the world in oceangoing sailing ships, and raised colossal stone structures, […]

Wilmington Long Man To Wotan

Wilmington Long Man The colossal, chalk outline of a man apparently pushing his way through a portal in the green side of a hill outside Bristol, in the south of England. He has been tentatively dated by archaeologists to the Iron Age, although evidence of nearby flint manufacturing from the late fourth millennium b.c. suggests […]

Vediouis To Vue

Vediouis According to the Sumerian scholar Neil Zimmerer, Vediouis was a prince, who overthrew his aged father to become an early king of Atlantis, then suffering from an acute labor shortage. Vediouis attempted to solve the national dilemma by large-scale slave raids into Europe and Africa. These criminal acts were opposed by an Indo-Aryan leader […]

Ualuvu levu To Uxmal

Ualuvu levu In Pacific island myth, a cataclysmic flood that occurred after the beginning of time, engulfing some territories, while sparing the mountain peaks of others. The deluge was said to have carried an ancestral people from their homeland at Nakauvadra throughout all parts of Fiji. Interestingly, Degei, an angry spirit that caused the Ualuvu […]

Tlavatli To Tyche

Tlavatli A popular 1920s novel about the survival of an Atlantis princess into then modern times, by the German author, Otto Schultz. Tlazolteotl Described in Maya myth as the Earth Mother, “the Woman who sinned before the Deluge.” Tlazolteotl signified the seismic upheavals that wracked Aztlan and accompanied the Great Flood. According to the mestizo […]