Lemuria in popular culture

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"Lemuria" in Tamil nationalist mysticist literature, connecting Madagascar, South India and Australia (covering most of the Indian Ocean).

Lemuria is the name of a hypothetical "lost land" variously located in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is said to have been civilized for over 20000 years, with its population speaking Tamil. Many people believe this is the first civilization and first language to be spoken in the world. The concept of Lemuria has been rendered obsolete by modern understanding of plate tectonics. However, it has still been used as a location and inspiration in a wide range of novels, television shows, films and music. Notable examples are listed here.

List of notable examples in popular culture[edit]


Shaver's "I Remember Lemuria" was the cover story in the March 1945 Amazing Stories







  1. ^ The cover of I remember Lemuria is featured in an article Warum Aliens nicht grün sein müssen (German) (Why Aliens don't have to be green) at Telepolis.
  2. ^ "the ultimate frontier kueshana: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  3. ^ Lovecraft, H.P. The Haunter of the Dark. It was treasured and placed in its curious box by the crinoid things of Antarctica, salvaged from their ruins by the serpent-men of Valusia, and peered at aeons later in Lemuria by the first human beings. 
  4. ^ Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice, 1st Paperback Edition (New York: Penguin Books, 2010), 101, et seq.
  5. ^ "Lemur" (in German). Pr-materiequelle.de. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  6. ^ Čapek, Karel (1985). War with the Newts. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press. p. 189. ISBN 0810106639. 
  7. ^ Pinkwater, Daniel M. (1980). Alan Mendelsohn, the boy from Mars (2. [pr.]. ed.). New York: Dutton. p. 27. ISBN 0-525-25360-2. 
  8. ^ Alan Mendelsohn, the boy from Mars, p. 17 et. seq
  9. ^ "Visions of Atlantis -- Lemuria -- Listening & Stats at Last.fm". 
  10. ^ "Discography - You're Never Alone with a Cigarette (1990)". Sun City Girls. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  11. ^ "Black Francis - Velouria (Live at 89.3 The Current) on YouTube". 
  12. ^ Elliot R. Brown (a). "Lemuria" (Deluxe edition) The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe 7: 26 (1985), Marvel, retrieved on 5 August 2014
  13. ^ "Archive » Dark Science #22 - Caspar". Dresden Codak. 2012-11-03. Retrieved 2014-08-05.