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Top 10 Books About Atlantis Mythology


Plato wrote about the lost world of Atlantis as a cautionary tale in 347 B.C. Since then, writers and dreamers have been fascinated by the lost continent, creating myths and legends to explain its diappearance.

1. Lost Continents: The Atlantis Theme

by L. Sprague de Camp. Dover Publications. From the publisher: "Atlantis, Lemuria, Mu, Hyperborea, etc. Lost tribes, Irish in pre-Columbian America, root races; in history, literature, art, occultism."

2. Unearthing Atlantis

by Charles R. Pellegrino. Morrow/Avon. From the publisher: "In the year 347 B.C., Plato wrote of a miraculous island with hot and cold flowing waters, terraced multi-storied buildings, and 'the fairest of all plains.' For thousands, of years, the legend of the mysterious vanished 'continent' of Atlantis has captivated writers, poets, artists, philosophers, and dreamers."

3. Atlantis: The Antediluvian World

by Ignatius Donnelly, Everett F. Bleiler (Editor). Dover Publications. From the publisher: "The great classic in field almost makes submerged continent plausible, with dazzling arguments, unexpected facts. 128 illus."

4. Gateway to Atlantis

by Andrew Collins. Carroll & Graf Publishers. From the publisher: "For two millennia the fate of Atlantis has fascinated philosophers, classicists, and explorers. They have debated its reality, they have consigned it to mythology, they have searched in vain for the kingdom behind the legend."

5. Atlantis

by Shirley Andrews. Llewellyn Publications. From the publisher: "The legend of lost Atlantis turns to fact as Shirley Andrews correlates a wealth of information from more than 100 sources to describe the country and its inhabitants."

6. Timaeus and Critias

by Plato, Betty Radice (Editor), H.D. Lee (Editor), Desmond Lee (Translator). Penguin. From the publisher: "The mysterious preamble to Timaeus contains the first account in literature of Atlantis, while the fragmentary Critias, unfinished by its author, expounds the nature of the lost continent's ideal society."

7. The Atlantis Blueprint: Unlocking the Ancient Mysteries

by Colin Wilson, Rand Flem-Ath. Dell. From the publisher: "Opening up a Pandora’s box of ancient mysteries, lost worlds, and millennial riddles, The Atlantis Blueprint is a story as controversial, fascinating, dangerous—and inspiring—as any ever told."

8. When the Sky Fell: In Search of Atlantis

by Rose Flem-Ath. St. Martin's Press. From the publisher: "By studying the ancient maps, Plato's clues ... and similarities between myths from around the world, the Flem-Aths conclude that a civilization of intelligent seafarers did exist some 12,000 years ago but was destroyed by a geological disaster, leaving only a few survivors to safeguard its legends for posterity."

9. Atlantis in America: Navigators of the Ancient World

by Ivar Zapp. Adventures Unlimited Press. From the publisher: "What part have myths and tales of cataclysms played in our past, and what they may hold for the future?"

10. Atlantis

by Stephen Hodge. Piatkus Books. From the publisher: "The myth of Atlantis is probably the most enduring and well known of all the myths of the Mediterranean world. Forgotten by the Dark Ages of early medieval times, along with much of the classical Greek and Roman culture, it was rediscovered around the time of Columbus fateful voyage across the Atlantic Ocean."

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