Thalarion

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Thalarion is a fictional location appearing in several unrelated works.

H. P. Lovecraft[edit]

Thalarion is a fictional location in H. P. Lovecraft's Dreamlands. The name refers to one of the largest cities in the Dreamlands, known as the "City of a Thousand Wonders", where all the mysteries that man has striven in vain to fathom reside. Its walls are grim and grey, with a great carven gate called Akariel, and the spires of its temples reach to the sky so that none might behold their peaks. The dream traveler Basil Elton described the city as "fascinating yet repellent". It is implied that any human who enters dies or is transformed somehow, and in the city are said to "walk only daemons and mad things that are no longer men". The city is ruled by an entity known as the eidolon Lathi. Thalarion is mentioned in The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath and The White Ship.

DC Comics[edit]

Thalarion
Thalarion.jpg
Aerial view of Thalarion
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Wonder Woman (vol. 3) #28
(January 2009)
Created by Gail Simone
In story information
Type City-state
Notable people Gargareans
Achilles Warkiller
Notable races Olympians

Thalarion is also a fictional island centered in the DC Comics book Wonder Woman.

Fictional history[edit]

Thalarion was created by the Olympian god Zeus to home his newly created race of male warriors, the Gargareans. It was created 300 nautical miles (560 km) from the island of Themyscira.

On the island Zeus created a kingdom city made of clear crystal and a river of gold. Zeus also provided the island with winged lions and winged horses so that the Gargareans could travel by air.

References[edit]

  • Lovecraft, Howard P. (1985) [1926]. "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath". In S.T. Joshi (ed.). At the Mountains of Madness and Other Novels (7th corrected printing ed.). Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. ISBN 0-87054-038-6.  Definitive version from original manuscripts.