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My entry for :iconbehana:'s Forgotten Folklore Contest. I've wanted to create something like this for long and I'm quite pleased with the way this came out. So here is my vision of mythical Atlantis.

Atlantis is the name of a legendary island, one of the world's greatest mysteries. It is said to be the lost Atlantic continent, the first home of civilisation, an earthly paradise, struck down by a natural catastrophe at the height of its power, and now lying deep under the ocean, with only the tops of its mountains protruding from the ocean floor. It is also described as a land in which great cities were created and crafts flourished.

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Focal Length
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Date Taken
Jan 8, 2006, 3:34:09 PM
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xXForestMist's avatar

So beautiful!!!<?xml:namespace prefix = da />WOOT 

Love the dolphins and all the colors in this. :)

ladyarah's avatar
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 50 - Atlantis" You can find it here: [link] ^_^
Angelsohma's avatar
I love this pic. I'm writing a book and I need pics of Atlantis becuz the main chacater comes from Atlantis sooo this is one I might use as Atlantis! :)
egyptianpagan's avatar
father enki's kingdom... so beautiful.... it now lies above us... on the astral plane in the stars....
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Bambiiie's avatar
-dies from so much awesomeness- XD
derfs51's avatar
this is just stunning. I always believe Atlantis have to be somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, just like Lemuria in the Indian Ocean and Mu in the Pacific Ocean.who knows for sure?

I am amazed how you are able to blend the backgrounds to make them seem real.
Rishi12345's avatar
I also believe that Atlantis existed in the Atlantic Ocean, that Lemuria (AKA 'Kumari Kandam' in South India) existed in the Indian Ocean and Mu existed in the Pacific Ocean. I believe that the civilisation of Mu came first out of the civilisations of Mu, Lemuria and Atlantis. Then came the civilisation of Lemuria/Kumari Kandam. Then came the civilisation of Atlantis.
derfs51's avatar
but i always wondered what kind of people that each of the civilizations had,too.
Rishi12345's avatar
According to various Native American myths I've heard about the Native Americans of extremely ancient times meeting light-skinned people with blonde/red hair, I'm inclined to believe that Atlantis mostly (if not completely) had Caucasian people. The people of Lemuria were mostly (if not completely) dark-skinned as they were no doubt genetically related to the dark-skinned Dravidian people of South India. As for Mu, I have no idea about what kind of people inhabited Mu - assuming that Mu even existed, which I think it did, along with Atlantis and Lemuria.
derfs51's avatar
wow,it's amazing to assume which is theory was maybe the atlanteans were maybe of mediterranean descent.or mu must've been descended from polynesians hence it's out in the pacific.but who knows for certain?
Rishi12345's avatar
Yes, maybe the Atlanteans were of Mediterranean descent. Also, maybe the Polynesians of today are descendants of the people of Mu. Anything is possible. One thing that I KNOW for a FACT is that the human species has been on Earth for a VASTLY LONGER period of time than modern mainstream anthropologists are currently willing to accept. Here is merely SOME evidence suggesting not only the presence of so-called 'anatomically modern' human beings on Earth millions of years ago, but also suggesting complex human civilisations on Earth millions of years ago:

* A human skull fragment from Hungary dated between 250,000 and 450,000 BC
* A human footprint with accompanying paleoliths (stones deliberately chipped into a recognisable tool type), bone tools, hearths and shelters, discovered in France and dated 300,000 to 400,000 years BC
* Paleoliths in Spain, a partial human skeleton and paleoliths in France; two English skeletons, one with associated paleoliths, ALL at least 300,000 years old
* Skull fragments and paleoliths in Kenya and advanced paleoliths, of modern human manufacture, in the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, dated between 400,000 and 700,000 BC
* Neoliths (the most advanced stone tools and utensils) in China of a type that indicate full human capacity, dated to 600,000 BC
* Hearths, charcoal, human femurs and broken animal bones, all denoting modern humanity, in Java, dated to 830,000 BC
* An anatomically modern human skull discovered in Argentina and dated between 1 million and 1.5 million years BC (eoliths -chipped pebbles, thought to be the earliest known tools- at Monte Hermoso, also in Argentina, are believed to be between 1 and 2.5 million years old).
* A human tooth from Java yielding a date between 1 and 1.9 million years BC
* Incised bones, dated between 1.2 and 2.5 million BC, have been found in Italy
* Discoveries of paleoliths, cut and charred bones at Xihoudu in China and eoliths from Diring Yurlakh in Siberia dated to 1.8 million BC
* Eoliths in India, paleoliths in England, Belgium, Italy and Argentina, flint blades in Italy, hearths in Argentina, a carved shell, pierced teeth and even two human jaws all bearing a minimum date of 2 million years BC

Curiously enough, several of the very earliest artifact discoveries display a truly extraordinary level of sophistication. In Idaho, for example, a 2-million-year-old clay figurine was unearthed in 1912. But even this discovery does not mark an outer limit. Bones, vertebrae and even complete skeletons have been found in Italy, Argentina and Kenya. Their minimum datings range from 3 million to 4 million BC. A human skull, a partial human skeleton and a collection of neoliths discovered in California have been dated in excess of 5 million years. A human skeleton discovered at Midi in France, paleoliths found in Portugal, Burma and Argentina, a carved bone and flint flakes from Turkey all have a minimum age of 5 million years.
How far back can human history be pushed with discoveries like these? The answer seems to be a great deal further than orthodox science currently allows. As if the foregoing discoveries were not enough, we need to take account of:

* Paleoliths from France dated between 7 and 9 million BC
* An eolith from India with a minimum dating of 9 million BC
* Incised bones from France, Argentina and Kenya no less than 12 million years old
* More paleolith discoveries from France, dated at least 20 million years ago
* Neoliths from California in excess of 23 million years
* Three different kinds of paleoliths from Belgium with a minimum dating of 26 million BC
* An anatomically modern human skeleton, neoliths and carved stones found at the Table Mountain, California and dated at least 33 million years ago

But even 33 million years is not the upper limit. A human skeleton found in Switzerland is estimated to be between 38 and 45 million years old. France has yielded up eoliths, paleoliths, cut wood and a chalk ball, the minimum ages of which range from 45 to 50 million years.
There's still more.
In 1960, H. L. Armstrong announced in Nature magazine the discovery of fossil human footprints near the Paluxy River, in Texas. Dinosaur footprints were found in the same strata. In 1983, the Moscow News reported the discovery of a fossilised human footprint next to the fossil footprint of a three-toed dinosaur in the Turkamen Republic. Dinosaurs have been extinct for approximately 65 million years.
In 1983, Professor W. G. Burroughs of Kentucky reported the discovery of three pairs of fossil tracks dated to 300 million years ago. They showed left and right footprints. Each print had five toes and a distinct arch. The toes were spread apart like those of a human used to walking barefoot. The foot curved back like a human foot to what appeared to be a human heel. There was a pair of prints in the series that showed a left and right foot. The distance between them is just what you'd expect in modern human footprints.
In December 1862, The Geologist carried news of a human skeleton found 27.5 m (90 ft) below the surface in a coal seam in Illinois. The seam was dated between 286 and 320 million years BC. It's true that a few eoliths, skull fragments and fossil footprints, however old, provide no real backing for the idea of advanced prehistoric human civilisations.
But some other discoveries do.
In 1968, an American fossil collector named William J. Meister found a fossilised human shoe print near Antelope Spring, Utah. There were trilobite fossils in the same stone, which means it was at least 245 million years old. Close examination showed that the sole of this shoe differed little, if at all, from those of shoes manufactured today.
In 1897, a carved stone showing multiple faces of an old man was found at a depth of 40 m (130 ft) in a coal mine in Iowa. The coal there was of similar age.
A piece of coal yielded up an encased iron cup in 1912. Frank J. Kenwood, who made the discovery, was so intrigued he traced the origin of the coal and discovered it came from the Wilburton Mine in Oklahoma. The coal there is about 312 million years old.
In 1844, Scottish physicist Sir David Brewster reported the discovery of a metal nail embedded in a sandstone block from a quarry in the north of England. The head was completely encased, ruling out the possibility that it had been driven in at some recent date. The block from which it came is approximately 360 million years old.
On 22 June 1844, The Times reported that a length of gold thread had been found by workmen embedded in stone close to the River Tweed. This stone too was around 360 million years old.
Astonishing though these dates may appear to anyone familiar with the orthodox theory of human origins, they pale in comparison with the dates of two further discoveries.
According to Scientific American, dated 5 June 1852, blasting activities at Meeting House Hill, in Dorchester, Massachusetts, unearthed a metallic, bell-shaped vessel extensively decorated with silver inlays of flowers and vines. The workmanship was described as 'exquisite'. The vessel was blown out of a bed of Roxbury conglomerate dated somewhat earlier than 600 million years BC.
In 1993, Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson reported the discovery 'over the past several decades' of hundreds of metallic spheres in a pyrophyllite mine in South Africa. The spheres are grooved and give the appearance of having been manufactured. If so, the strata in which they were found suggest they were manufactured 2.8 billion years ago.
What are we to make of these perplexing discoveries? They cannot simply be dismissed. If even ONE of these discoveries is TRUE (and I believe that MANY if not ALL of these discoveries are TRUE), then it changes EVERYTHING that modern mainstream anthropologists THOUGHT they knew about the human species.
derfs51's avatar
it is incredible how this stuff is that deep.
Rishi12345's avatar
Yes, it is definitely incredible how this stuff is that deep. Join this forum and tell them that 'Rishi' invited you there:


My user-name on that forum is 'Rishi'.

Check out this thread made by me on that forum:


Also, check out this thread made by me on that forum:

Falorthint's avatar
I'm looking for a cd cover for my upcoming album. I love this one. Would you consider letting me use it? You'd get credit on the liner notes of course.
Iribel's avatar
Thanks! :) I'm glad you like it but you should take a look at my F.A.Q. considering commercial use.
Falorthint's avatar
Hmm, okay. You do understand that when you use other people's material that they've created without their permission, you violate their copyright? Joy is irrelevant,personal joy is irrelevant, commercial use is irrelevant. I know because I'm a laywer. The right is in the owner's ability to COPY and prevent other people from COPYING, it has nothing to do with whether you make money on it. It's so funny I go around and see all these artists pontificating about copyright having no idea what they are talking about. You guys should all read the Copyright Act, it's online. So what do you charge for a commissioned work? I need something like Mordred's Luluby minus the woman or a taste of paradise.
Iribel's avatar
What I mean is that these artists whose resources I have used have given their permission (to members of DeviantART) to use these stock images for creating new art. I haven't claimed any of these images my own either - you can find the complete list of credits from the artist's description of each work. Therefore I do have their permission to use this material to create my artwork. I just might not be able to use that artwork freely depending on each person's individual stock rules. So if the person providing the stock has forbidden the use of their stock image outside this site, I really cannot use it - even though the final artwork is created by me. It's all here:
FAQ #217: What are "Stock Photos" and can I use "Stock Photos" in my submissions?
FAQ #752: If my print contains an image that isn't mine, can I still use it for print?

If you still wish to commission me, please, note me with some more details and your preferences and your schedule. The price varies a bit depending on how much time the work takes but I have usually charged something around $30/image.
Falorthint's avatar
Cool, that's within my budget. I'm looking to release my cd before Christmas. I'm looking for something in the fantasy category, a neat castle or an interesting tower. I just saw Tangled and I loved the tower and the setting. I wouldn't want that particular tower, but something like it. I need a tower off to the side with a few added details that suggest a story. You should be able to look at the image and let your imagination fill in the details. So like Atlantis, you can look at the image and wonder, what's the relationship of the dolphins, are there people in there and just sorta wonder as you listen to the music. You know old school back when you only had an album cover to trigger your imagination.
Iribel's avatar
Ok, sure thing. That sounds like something I could do. I'll send you some initial ideas about the scenery within couple of weeks, and then you can choose which one you'd like me to work further. After that I'll send you few updates about the progress so you can make suggestions and such.
On a side note, here are some samples of the album booklet I did for another band some time ago, just to get you an idea of what I have done previously -> [link] [link]
Falorthint's avatar
Any progress on the album cover?
Iribel's avatar
I sent you a note while back. Any thoughts? :)
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