An A-Z Guide To The Search For Plato's Atlantis

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    Atlantipedia will be wound down in 2023. After nearly twenty years compiling Atlantipedia on my own, and as I am now approaching my 80th birthday, I have decided to cut back on the time I dedicate to developing this website. An orderly conclusion rather than an enforced one is always preferable before the Grim Reaper […]Read More »
  • Joining The Dots

    Joining The Dots

    I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato’s own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.Read More »

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Lovecraft, Howard Phillips

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an influential author of horror fiction. Although he clearly stated that he did not accept the reality of Atlantis he was quite happy to use elements of Plato’s tale in his own short stories. Nevertheless, hisLovecraft1934 friend Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan the Barbarian, appears to have accepted the existence of an early civilisation and to have incorporated that idea into his novel Atlantis Found.

Some years ago Jason Colavito wrote an article(a) outlining how fictional elements in some of Lovecraft’s books from as early as 1927 appear to have ‘inspired’ much of von Däniken’s ‘ancient astronaut’ ideas! Furthermore Colavito has proposed(b) that Lovecraft’s work had also influenced Pauwels & Bergier, authors of Morning of the Magicians, another book that was plundered by von Däniken.