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simonpimpernel
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(9/17/07 10:02 am)


Tuatha Dé Danann homeland and Hy-Brazil
The Tuatha Dé Danann supposedly came from "four northern cities" called Falias, Gorias, Murias and Finias. I've been trying to find some information on these cities... what land were they located in and what were they like... but so far i've had no luck.

Also i've been trying to find information on the mythical island of Hy-Brazil, said to exist off the coast of Ireland. I can't find anything on this place... descriptions, location, inhabitants.

I would be extremely grateful if anyone can shed any light on either of these places please.

Van45us
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(10/5/07 1:54 pm)


Re: Tuatha Dé Danann homeland and Hy-Brazil
Just to respond, I've never heard of Hy-Brasil, but am certainly curious now. Is it like Tir-na-nog, or other "lands to the west?" I know there are many, and many names for them. Tolkien borrowed the concept as well.

Van45us
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(10/5/07 2:01 pm)


Re: Tuatha Dé Danann homeland and Hy-Brazil
Well, that was pretty easy. I found this:

www.answers.com/topic/hy-brasil

and this;

www.answers.com/topic/hy-brasil

and this;

www.highbeam.com/doc/1O55-HyBrasil.html

Seems like it is one among other Irish "western lands" or paradises as I thought. Maybe with some historical references to Iceland or smaller islands off the coast of Ireland. I always thought there could be a case for early nautical visitations to America, as well.

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