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Anthropos Iohanan



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This was my submission to the July/August 2014 challenge - Go Map Yourself over at
It was my first challenge and was fun. Learned a lot doing this piece.
Here's the WIP thread - July/August 2014 Lite Challenge: Anthropos Iohanan

Description of map names and places...
Anthropos Iohanan, greek for the human man John
I chose Greek and some other languages because of my love for antiquity, history, world culture (both ancient and current).
My love of myth and legend lead me to choose Greek as the basis for most names on this map.
Thus the progress from Chronos [time] through Logos, Ethos, Egos, Arthos on toward Psykhe.
And through the Psykhe to Oneiros [dream] which is a large part of my journey through life and existence.

Included in the lands of Dream, Oneiros, are names that have had an influence on me. Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft
who both knew and wrote to each other. Both created fantastic dreams and visions of other places that had similarities but were vastly different.
The writings of both have had a lasting impact as have the works of ancient Greece and Rome.

Lord Dunsany naturally follows as he was a great inspiration to Lovecraft and the whole Dreamlands concept. He is listed
as an influence for so many writers in the fantasy genre as well as other genres.

Astronomy has also been a big part of my life and so stellar names drop in as well. The significance of stars in this map
is noticeable from river and place names on up into the great Stella Maris beyond the land of Dreams.

Many of the river, land and city names are representative of important concepts to me. Trees, stars, language, history,
philosophy, literature, imagination, dreamlands. As such, in a small way this map represents me, so far as any map could.
And here's a more in-depth list of names
List for Anthropos Iohanan 01 by SirInkman
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SchattenLotus's avatar
Stunning and beautiful :clap: