Mythology Submitted Place Names

These names occur in mythology and religion.
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ÁSBRÚ (Other) Norse Mythology
Means "Æsir bridge". This is another name for the Bifrǫst.
ASGARD (Other) English, Norse Mythology
English form of Old Norse Ásgarðr meaning "enclosure of the Æsir".
ÁSGARÐR (Other) Norse Mythology
Norse form of Asgard, composed of Old Norse áss "Æsir, god" and garðr "enclosure, stronghold, castle". Ásgarðr is the home of the Æsir gods in Norse Mythology.
ATLANTIS (Other) English, Mythology
Derived from Ancient Greek Ἀτλαντίς (Atlantís), itself derived from Ἄτλας (Átlas) meaning "endure, suffer" (see Atlas). Atlantis is the name of a mythological country that sank in the Atlantic Ocean.
BIFRǪST (Other) Norse Mythology
Means "swaying road to heaven", derived from Old Norse bifa ("shake, sway"). In Norse mythology this is the name of the bridge connecting Asgard and Midgard.
ELYSIUM (Other) Greek Mythology
in Greek mythology, Elysium was the name of the place in the Underworld where souls who had led honorable, heroic lives went. It has since been portrayed as "paradise".... [more]
GEHENNA (Other) Biblical, Judeo-Christian Legend
Latin form of the Greek Γέεννα (Géenna), from a contracted form of Hebrew גֵּיא בֶן הִנֹּם‎ (gē ḇen hinnōm) meaning "valley of the son of Hinnom". This is the name of hell in Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition, taken from the name of a valley outside Jerusalem which was filled with the waste of the city, which was then burnt... [more]
HY-BRASIL (Island) Irish Mythology (?), Folklore
Possibly from derived from Irish Uí Breasail meaning "clan of Breasal". This was the name of a mythical island off the western coast of Ireland that appeared on maps from 1325.
ICARIA (Island) Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
The island where Icarus, son of Dedalus, was buried. Dedalus gave the island the name in his honor.
ITHACA (Settlement) Greek Mythology
In Greek Mythology, Ithaca was the home of the hero Odysseus. The epic poem The Oddysey describes his long and perilous voyage home after the Trojan War. In literature, Ithaca has become synonymous with "home," "homeland," or "place dearest to you."
JǪTUNHEIMR (Other) Norse Mythology
Combination of Old Norse jǫtunn "jotun, giant" and heimr "home, earth, world". Jǫtunheimr is the home of the jǫtunn, a type of entity in Norse mythology.
MIÐGARÐR (Other) Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Midgard.
TAYGETOS (Mountain) Greek Mythology, Greek
The Taygetos or Taÿgetus is a mountain range in the Peloponnese peninsula in Southern Greece. The highest mountain of the range is Mount Taygetus; its name is probably pre-Greek and of unknown meaning... [more]
THULE (Island) Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Θούλη (Thoule), the name of an island north of Britain which was discovered by the 4th-century BC geographer Pytheas, who arrived at it after a voyage of six days from the Orkney Islands... [more]
TUONELA (Other) Finnish Mythology
The Finnish Land of the Dead in the Kalevala
VALHALLA (Other) Norse Mythology, English, Danish, Italian, Portuguese
Variant of Norse Valhǫll, composed of Old Norse valr "the slain" and hǫll "hall". This is the name of the afterlife and the home of heroic warriors who died in battle, as well as some of the Æsir gods... [more]
VÍÐBLÁINN (Other) Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse víðr "wide, extensive" and blár "blue, dark, livid" (the colour used to describe corpses and bruises, e.g. hel-blár "black as death"; compare Bláinn)... [more]