Worldbuilding Wednesday 12/5/18: Atlantis

Earthquakes! Death rays! Volcanoes! Togas! Crystals! Greek temples! Hyenas! Atlantis has it all.

Everyone knows about Atlantis, right? In popular culture, it’s most often Grecian, a place sunk by some cataclysm to the bottom of the sea. People may or may not still live in it. Often it’s inside a dome, and just as often, the Greek-like culture is an advanced one powered by crystals with rayguns and watersleds… the latter popularized by turn of the century mystics like Edward Cayce and Madame Blavatsky.

The original Atlantis was an allegory cooked up by Plato. Interesting in its own right, but not as fun as Cayce’s and Blavatsky’s versions.

Though as a theme Atlantis is way tired by now, it is still all too spectacular of a concept to let lie fallow. Technologically advanced, though primitive, people living under the sea, in togas and sandals, swimming with manta rays and friendly dolphins. What’s not to like? Perhaps, with the upcoming release of Aquaman, it is due its time in the sun once again.

If you want to create your own Atlantis, but give it your own twist, just the change the name a little. Or use one of these examples.

Variations on Atlantis

Alanvis

Atlantilar

Antlaidrys

Atlantemarsh

Atlantale

Atyatis

Alenphis

Aylankis

Etlandon

Azeuntis

Utlantis

Archistral

Attantole

Ytlantsal

Avlantis

Elantith

Atalina

Azhlantis

Otnemis

Udlanit

Amlanfer

Archelantros

Attambris

Atlantnik

Atlantzul

Athenisis

Atlantenz

Ithlantis

Atlantael

Aphlantis

Atlantum

Atlantyna

Atabis

Aetlantis

Otlantis

Edlantia

Ilanchis

Atlantar

Arhlingus

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