[LMB] Mapping the World of the 5 Gods
matt.msg at gmail.com
Sun May 23 03:51:31 BST 2021
Socially, Limnos IS Athos inverted. But not geologically - Athos is a
mountain, while Limnos is a very particular kind of island.
The Mediterranean region was so rich in complex civilizations precisely
because the Mediterranean Sea provided relatively easy travel. There's no
way the people of the 5GW could have missed northern Africa's equivalent if
it existed. There IS no Mediterranean Sea, because the ocean isn't in the
midst of land, which is the relevant feature that gives the name.
I suspect this is largely to keep the story's world centered on Europe.
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