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Encyclopedia > Mu (lost continent)
Underwater structures controversially identified as remnants of Mu, near Yonaguni, Japan
Underwater structures controversially identified as remnants of Mu, near Yonaguni, Japan

Mu is the name of a hypothetical lost continent, which is thought to have been located in the Pacific Ocean before it sank beneath the waters, similar to Atlantis and Lemuria, with which it is sometimes identified. Image File history File links Description: The Lost Kingdom of Mu, Yonaguni, Japan. ... Image File history File links Description: The Lost Kingdom of Mu, Yonaguni, Japan. ... For the breed of horse, see Yonaguni (horse). ... Animated, colour-coded map showing the various continents. ... For other uses, see Atlantis (disambiguation). ... Lemuria is the name of a hypothetical lost land variously located in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. ...


General acceptance by the scientific community of the theory of plate tectonics ended any scientific basis for the once popular belief in sunken continents. Plate tectonics explains that continental masses are composed of the lighter SiAl (silicon/aluminium) type rocks which literally float on the heavier SiMg (silicon/magnesium) rocks which constitute ocean bottoms. There is no evidence of SiAl rock in the Pacific basin. The tectonic plates of the world were mapped in the second half of the 20th century. ... typical Sial material, a Precambrian granite showing potassium feldspar (felsic) matrix For the Sial tribe of Pakistan, see Sial (tribe). ... Not to be confused with Silicone. ... Aluminum redirects here. ... Sima is the name for the lower layer of the Earths crust. ... General Name, symbol, number magnesium, Mg, 12 Chemical series alkaline earth metals Group, period, block 2, 3, s Appearance silvery white solid at room temp Standard atomic weight 24. ...

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History of the concept

Augustus Le Plongeon

The idea of Mu first appeared in the works of the antiquarian Augustus Le Plongeon (18251908), a 19th century traveler and writer who conducted his own investigations of the Maya ruins in Yucatán. He announced that he had translated the ancient Mayan writings, which supposedly showed that the Maya of Yucatán were older than the later civilizations of Greece and Egypt, and additionally told the story of an even older continent of Mu, which had foundered in a similar fashion to Atlantis, with the survivors founding the Maya civilization. An antiquarian or antiquary is one concerned with antiquities or things of the past. ... Augustus Le Plongeon (1825-1908) was an archaeologist who excavated the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Yucatan. ... Year 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. ... For other uses, see Yucatán (disambiguation). ...


Le Plongeon actually got the name "Mu" from Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg who in 1864 mistranslated what was then called the Troano Codex using the de Landa alphabet. Brasseur concluded that the word 'Mu' (that he thought he had found) referred to a land submerged by a catastrophe. Le Plongeon then turned this into a sunken continent whose Queen Moo fled to Egypt and founded a civilization there. Other refugees supposedly fled to Central America and became the Mayans [1]. Abbé Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg. ... Maya codices (singular codex) are books written by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, using the Maya hieroglyphic script. ... Reproduction of the page from Diego de Landas Relacíon de las cosas de Yucatán, which gives a purported correspondence between letters of the Spanish alphabet and Maya glyphs, and which has become known as the de Landa alphabet The de Landa alphabet is the correspondence of Spanish...


James Churchward

This lost continent was later popularised by James Churchward (18511936) in a series of books, beginning with Lost Continent of Mu, the Motherland of Man (1926), The Children of Mu (1931), The Lost Continent Mu (1931), and The Sacred Symbols of Mu (1933). Churchward claimed that Mu was the home of the advanced Naacal civilization. The books still have devotees, but they are not considered serious archaeology, and nowadays are found in bookshops classed under 'New Age' or 'Religion and Spirituality'. Col. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... According to the writings of James Churchward, the Naacal were the people and civilization of the lost continent of Mu, as well as the name of their language. ...


Churchward began his book The Lost Continent Mu with his claim that, “All matter of science in this work are based on translations of two sets of ancient tablets,”[2] which apparently he and a colleague were the only ones who knew how to translate. Churchward’s theory, especially what it would imply, is a complex one that would require more evidence than two texts found out of archaeological context to warrant any merit. In his attempt to create a vivid description of an ancient yet lost civilization capable of explaining the greatness of the “white” race, Churchward connects several civilizations. He includes Egypt, Greece, Central America, India, Burma and others, as well as Easter Island. These are all cultures that are known for their megalithic art and architecture and have been a topic of interest for scholars for centuries. Churchward and others made comparisons of these different cultures in an extremely vague fashion, and his facts were definitely biased according to current knowledge and research of Easter Island. Megalithic tomb, Mane Braz, Brittany A megalith is a large stone which has been used to construct a structure or monument either alone or with other stones. ...


Churchward claims that the origin of these ancient peoples is the lost continent of Mu. This lost civilization “flourished in the mid-Pacific and then was completely obliterated in almost a single night.”[3] Symbols from throughout the world are used as proof of this lost continent in Churchward’s argument. There is a common theme of birds, the relation of the Earth and the sky and especially the Sun. Churchward claims the king of Mu was Ra and he relates this to the Egyptian god of the sun, Ra, and the Rapanui word for Sun, ra’a, which he incorrectly spells ‘raa.’[4] These symbols of the Sun which, according to Churchward, prove the existence of Mu, are also found in “Egypt, Babylonia, Peru and all ancient lands and countries – it was a universal symbol.”[5] For other uses, see Ra (disambiguation). ... The Rapanui or Rapa Nui (Big Rapa) are the native Polynesian inhabitants of Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean (the island itself is also called Rapa Nui). ...


Citing W.J. Johnson as his opinion of the best authority on Easter Island at the time, Churchward notes the pukao found on top of some Moai (statues) on Easter Island, and incorrectly describes these cylindrical stones as “spheres” that “show red in the distance.” Churchward claims that symbols of the sun are found “depicted on stones of Polynesian ruins” such as on top of the giant statues of Easter Island. He asserts that the pukao “represent the Sun as Ra.”[6] Pukao, however, are widely accepted to be a representation of a ceremonial headdress. Another anomaly is that he considered that some pukao are made of "red igneous rocks, and some are red sandstone".[7] All pukao known today are made from red scoria which is an igneous indeed volcanic stone, but there is no sandstone or other sedimentary stone on the island. Moai statue with its Pukau Pukao are the hats or topknots that some Rapa Nui (Easter island) Moai (statues) used to have. ... Ahu Tongariki, restored by Chilean archaeologist Claudio Cristino in the 1990s This is about the statues of Easter Island, for the seamount see Moai (seamount) Main article: Easter Island Moai (or mo‘ai) are monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), mostly... Moai statue with its Pukau Pukao are the hats or topknots that some Rapa Nui (Easter island) Moai (statues) used to have. ... Scoria Scoria is a textural term for macrovesicular volcanic rock ejecta. ... This article is about the geological formation. ... Two types of sedimentary rock: limey shale overlaid by limestone. ...


The Ahu of Easter Island are described by Churchward as being “platform-like accumulations of cut and dressed stone,” and were left in their current positions “awaiting shipment to some other part of the continent for the building of temples and palaces.”[8] Interestingly, in Churchward’s discussion of other architectural evidence of the great civilization of Mu, he cites the pillars “erected by the Maoris of New Zealand” as an example of this lost civilization’s handiwork.[9] Churchward accredited all megalithic art in Polynesia to the people of Mu. He also stated that any Polynesians left there after the cataclysm were merely the survivors of Mu that adopted “the first cannibalism and savagery” in the world, and were not the original members of the lost civilization of Mu, responsible for these great works.[10] Churchward and Graham Hancock both date this cataclysm to have occurred around 10,000 B.C., and authors such as Bramwell and Scott-Elliott claim the cataclysmic events began 800,000 years ago[11] and persisted until the last catastrophe dating to precisely 9564 B.C.[12] However, all scientific dating methods indicate that humans did not inhabit Easter Island until 300 CE or later. Rapa Nui redirects here. ... Carving from the ridgepole of a Māori house, ca 1840 Polynesia (from Greek: πολύς many, νῆσος island) is a large grouping of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. ...


Other authors

Mu is identified with Lemuria in Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson's Illuminatus! trilogy, in Martin Gardner's Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, and in the Hungarian Jeno Csicsaki's Mu, az emberiseg szulofoldje. Robert Joseph Shea (1933 - March 10, 1994) was the co-author (with Robert Anton Wilson) of The Illuminatus! Trilogy. ... Robert Anton Wilson Robert Anton Wilson or RAW (January 18, 1932 – January 11, 2007) was a prolific American novelist, essayist, philosopher, psychologist, futurologist, anarchist, and conspiracy theory researcher. ... 23 The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. ... Martin Gardner (b. ...


Archaeological evidence

Yonaguni

The Morien Institute has suggested that underwater structures located off the coast of Yonaguni, Okinawa, Japan are possibly ruins of Mu.[13] In a video news report, CNN mistakenly referred to the site as the "ruins of the lost world of Muin".[14] For the breed of horse, see Yonaguni (horse). ... This article is about the prefecture. ... Look up MU, Mu, mu in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...


Easter Island

Easter Island with Moai showing locations of Ahus, and submarine Contour lines showing the depth of the surrounding Pacific Ocean
Easter Island with Moai showing locations of Ahus, and submarine Contour lines showing the depth of the surrounding Pacific Ocean

Alfred Metraux visited Easter Island in the 1930s and subsequently made the following rebuttal of the theory that the island was a mountain top of a submerged continent. Image File history File links Easter_Island_map-en. ... Image File history File links Easter_Island_map-en. ... Rapa Nui redirects here. ... Ahu Tongariki, restored by Chilean archaeologist Claudio Cristino in the 1990s This is about the statues of Easter Island, for the seamount see Moai (seamount) Main article: Easter Island Moai (or mo‘ai) are monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), mostly... Rapa Nui redirects here. ... Contour map A contour line (also isopleth, level set, isogram or isarithm) for a function of two variables is a curve connecting points where the function has a particular value. ... Voodoo by Alfred Metraux ALFRED METRAUX (1902-1963), often described as an ethnographers ethnographer, was one of the most significant anthropologists and human rights leaders of the twentieth century. ... Rapa Nui redirects here. ... The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known as the [[. In East Asia, the rise of militarism occurred. ...

  • The island's Ahus (platforms for Moai statues) are concentrated on the current coast of the island, which implies that little change had happened to the island's shape since they were built.
  • Easter Island is a volcanic island of recent origin rising from the deep ocean (1,770 Fathoms deep twenty miles from the island).
  • The "Triumphal Road" that Pierre Loti had reported ran from the island to the submerged lands below, is actually a natural lava flow.[15]

Rapa Nui redirects here. ... Ahu Tongariki, restored by Chilean archaeologist Claudio Cristino in the 1990s This is about the statues of Easter Island, for the seamount see Moai (seamount) Main article: Easter Island Moai (or mo‘ai) are monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), mostly... A small island in the Adriatic sea An island is any piece of land smaller than a continent and larger than a rock, that is completely surrounded by water. ... A fathom is the name of a unit of length in the Imperial system (and the derived U.S. customary units). ... Portrait of Pierre Loti, by Henri Rousseau, 1891 Louis Marie Julien Viaud (January 14, 1850 - June 10, 1923) was a French sailor and writer, who used the pseudonym Pierre Loti. ...

Mu in the arts and entertainment

Books and comics

  • H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) included Mu in his Cthulhu mythos.
  • In Robert E. Howard's Kull stories, Mu was a large continent with many great cities, and when it sank, the tops of mountain peaks became the isles of Lemuria.
  • V. T. Hamlin's Alley Oop comic strips (1932). "Moo" and "Lem" (after Lemuria?) are rival prehistoric nations.
  • Henri Vernes's albums:
  • Andre Norton novel Operation Time Search (1967). Mu and Atlantis are rival nations.
  • W. Murphy and R. Sapir's book Coin of the Realm (1971–). Features Mu. "James Churchward" used as a pseudonym.
  • Tom Robbins' novel Still Life With Woodpecker (1980) makes extensive reference to Mu.
  • Oscar Loyo's comics magazine Karmatron (1986–1991). Mu is a base city for some of the characters.
  • M. Kurumada's manga Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) (1986-1990). Mu is said to be the birthplace of a character called Mu. Mu is one of the 12 gold saints under Greek goddess Athena's command. Mu presides over the zodiac temple of Aries.
  • Hugo Pratt's comics album Mu (1988-1989). A Corto Maltese adventure.
  • S. Komatsuzaki's illustrated story The Undersea Kingdom. Mu goes to war with the modern world.
  • Margit Sandemo book series Häxmästaren and Legenden om Ljusets rike . Mu and Lemuria are advanced civilizations.
  • James Rollins's novel Deep Fathom, in which one of the characters is the great-granddaughter of James Churchward.
  • Nathaniel Mackey's National Book Award winning book of poems Splay Anthem (2006) which contains his serial poem "Mu".
  • Michel Desmarquet's controversial book Thiaoobua Prophecy (1993) contains a detailed description of the continent Mu, allegedly experienced by the author himself while guided through what is believed to be the Akashic Records.
  • In The Areas of My Expertise, John Hodgman humorously claims that Mu was an advanced civilization that used hovercars and educated its children to be warrior-poets using books on tape, and that Hawaii is the last remnant of Mu.
  • In Shaman King (manga only), the quarter finalist travel to Mu for the final round of the tournament.
  • In the novel Masters of Atlantis (1985), by Charles Portis, the character Cezar Golescu is a self-described expert on the lost continent of Mu.

This article is about the author. ... Mu is a fictional continent in the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. ... Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)[1] was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. ... Lemuria is the name of a hypothetical lost land variously located in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. ... Vincent Trout Hamlin (1901 - 1993) creator of the comic strip Alley Oop, was born in Perry, Iowa on 10 May 1901. ... Alley Oop USPS stamp Alley Oop was a character created in 1932 by American cartoonist V. T. Hamlin. ... Lemuria is the name of a hypothetical lost land variously located in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. ... Charles-Henri-Jean Dewisme (Ath, Belgium, 1918; ), better known by his pen name Henri Vernes, is a well-known author of action and science-fiction novels, of which he published over 180 titles. ... Les tours de cristal (The Crystal Towers) is a collection of Bob Morane comic books written by Henri Vernes and illustrated by Dino Attanasio. ... Bob Morane, a creation of novelist Charles-Henri Dewisme under the pseudonym of Henri Vernes, is the protagonist of an eponymous series of French adventure books. ... Les géants de Mu is a comics album featuring Bob Morane, drawn by William Vance on a story by Henri Vernes. ... Andre Alice Norton (February 17, 1912 – March 17, 2005), science fiction and fantasy author (with some works of historical fiction and contemporary fiction), was born Alice Mary Norton in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States. ... Warren Murphy (born in Jersey City, New Jersey, September 13, 1933) is an American author, most famous as the co-creator of The Destroyer series, the basis for the film Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... This article is about a series of novels. ... For other uses, see Alias. ... Tom Robbins at a reading of Wild Ducks Flying Backward in San Francisco on September 24, 2005 Thomas Eugene Robbins (born July 22, 1936 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina) is an American author. ... Oscar González Loyo, born April 11th, 1959 in Mexico City; is a comic book artist mostly known for his creation Karmatrón y Los Transformables and founder along with his father and wife, Susana Romero, of ¡Ka-Boom! Estudio in 1994. ... Karmatron and the Transformers is a comic book created in 1986 by Oscar González Loyo. ... Masami Kurumada (車田正美 Kurumada Masami, born December 6, 1953) is a manga artist and writer. ... Seiya redirects here. ... Aries (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Hugo Eugenio Pratt (June 15, 1927 – August 20, 1995) was an Italian comic book creator who combined his strong storytelling talent with extensive historical research on Corto Maltese and his other series. ... Corto Maltese (Corto Maltese Venetsiassa is the title of the Finnish translation of Fable of Venice. ... Margit Sandemo in the Götegorg bookfestival at 2006. ... First title of Häxmästaren in Norwegian. ... Legenden om Ljusets rike or Sagnet om Lysets rike in some Scandinavian language (in English The Legend of the Realm of Light; this novel not has been translated in English) is a set of fantasynovels by Swedish-Norwegian writer Margit Sandemo. ... 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Movies, TV serials, and animations

  • Atragon (1963) and Super Atragon (1996), based on S. Oshikawa's novel The Undersea Battleship and Komatsuzaki's short story above.
  • Brave Raideen (1975–1976). (1975) The inhabitants of Mu, left a giant robot to defend Earth when the devils of space returned. This Giant Robot was unique, it was "intelligent" as it picked its own pilot.
  • The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982). Character Tao is a descendant of the Empire of Mu. Changed to the Empire of Hiva for the English dub.
  • Dai Sentai Goggle V (1982-1983). Mu is represented by the opal on the forehead area of Goggle Yellow's helmet.
  • Super Dimension Century Orguss (1983.) The Mu Empire is a race of intelligent robots apparently connected with the legendary civilization. They turned on their creators and seek to destroy all other forms of intelligent life.
  • Space Sheriff Shaider (1984). The Fuuma Empire, the alien empire fought by Shaider, played by Hiroshi Tsuburaya, came originally from Mu 12,000 years ago.
  • Saint Seiya (1986) The inhabitants of Mu created the cloths for Athena's Saints. The last three lemurians are known to be Shion of Aries, Mu of Aries (both capable of repairing the cloths) and Kiki, Mu's student.
  • RahXephon (2002). The Mulians are shown as a race who look like other humans but have blue blood. They are portrayed as coming from an alternate dimension into which the continent of Mu accidentally disappeared and in which it continues to exist; in this story, Mu is thus not a sunken continent, though still a lost one.
  • Rebirth of Mothra II (1997) . Mu is the place where the monster Dagarla was created.
  • Shaman King (1998-2004) . Mu is where the Shaman King ceremony happens.
  • Gamera: Guardian of the Universe Mu is briefly mentioned in conjunction with the legend of Atlantis during a discussion of Gamera, Gyaos and other legendary sunken continents. Mu is referenced as possibly being another name for Atlantis.
  • In episode 20 of Gintama, the main character, Gintoki, admitted he believed in the Mu Continent, to avoid admitting he believed in ghosts.
  • In episode 16 of Night Head Genesis, the continents of Atlantis, Lemuria and Mu are mentioned. It was said that these highly advanced civilizations capable of both space and time travel fell due to the impact the Minus Energy had on the Earth.
  • Gantz, In episode 2 Joichiro Nishi mentions killing aliens, Masashi Yamada explains if it has resemblance with the Lost continent of Mu.
  • Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973). Megalon is apparently Mu's greatest weapon, but in the movie Mu is refurred as "Seatopia."
  • Kyouran Kazoku Nikki (2008). Kyouka-sama decides she wants to go on a honeymoon, but when she attends a tourist office she tells the staff that she wants to to go Mu.

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Video games

  • Bioware's RPG Mass Effect Features the lost Mu mass relay which leads to the Conduit.
  • Webzen's MMORPG Mu Online. The play is set in Mu.
  • In Square Enix's Star Ocean, the characters find an ancient map of earth, showing an unknown continent labeled as Mu. It was struck by a meteor, which created a wormhole that transported the continent and all of its inhabitants to the planet of Roak, the game's main planet setting. In the third title in the series, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time - one of the teams in the arena "Soldiers of Mu" has a brief reference to Mu "sitting on the bottom of the Mediterrean".
  • Namco's Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse has a reference to Mu as the protagonists travel on a lost planet, Miltia, as an enigmatic character chaos compares the state of the planet to the lost continent.
  • The NES game DuckTales 2 features Mu as one of the stages.
  • Game Boy Advance's game Astro Boy: Omega Factor (2004). Mu is an Aztec-like land.
  • City of Heroes and City of Villains. Many humans with magical abilities are said to be descended from the people of Mu. The villain group known as the Circle of Thorns is made up primarily of the ghosts of their ancient enemies, the Oranbegans. Also, the villain group Arachnos has a division made up entirely of Mu descendants.
  • Civilization II: Fantastic Worlds features a city called Mu on at least two different scenarios.
  • Mega Man Star Force 2 features a version of Mu that is instead a floating continent; for thousands of years it has remained cloaked with the use of electromagnetic waves. Solo, a major antagonist who is the last human of Mu, means to use certain OOPArts to revive the continent.
  • In Viewtiful Joe, Mu is mentioned after defeating the second level boss, Hulk Davidson.
  • Age of Empires 3 The Asian Dynasties features 3 treasures which are the remants of the lost continent of Mu.
  • a part of the Super Nintendo game Illusion of Gaia takes place at Mu, which is an ancient city in the middle of the ocean. Interestingly there is a passage under the ocean leading from Mu to the continent on which what could be China, Africa, and Egypt dwell. Mu is ruled by vampires.
  • In the SNES game Terranigma, the third game in the loosely related Gaia series series (of which Illusion of Gaia is the second, see above) you can resurrect Mu. Later in the game, you can sail to this island, as well.

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Music

  • MU, a '70s American Psychedelic rock band.
  • The Thirteen Cryptical Prophecies of Mu, song from the album The Power Cosmic by Bal-Sagoth.
  • The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (later known as The KLF), a British techno band very fond of Mu.
  • Glassjaw, A rock band from Long Island, NY. The second track on their album 'Worship and Tribute' is called "Mu Empire."
  • Lemuria, song from the album Lemuria by symphonic opera metal band, Therion.
  • Don Cherry's 1969 records with Ed Blackwell, Mu, Part I and Mu, Part II
  • Brewer & Shipley's 1968 record Down In L.A. included a song titled Incredible State of Affairs that mentions Atlantis & Mu
  • Mu, a track on the 1967 album Atlantis by jazz musician Sun Ra. Other tracks include Lemuria, Yucatan, Bimini, and the title track, Atlantis. The album features the Hohner clavinet.
  • Robert Plant, of the rock group Led Zeppelin, claimed his symbol on the band's fourth album (a feather inside a circle) represents the Mu civilization. He said, "My symbol was drawn from sacred symbols of the ancient Mu civilisation which existed about 15,000 years ago as part of a lost continent somewhere in the Pacific Ocean between China and Mexico. All sorts of things can be tied in with Mu civilisation - even the Easter Island effigies. These Mu people left stone tablets with their symbols inscribed into them all over the places. And they all date from the same time period. The Chinese say these people came from the east and the Mexicans say they came from the west...obviously it was somewhere in between." (From the book "Talking," by Dave Lewis.)
  • Planet Mu, a British electronic music label, has released albums titled The Sacred Symbols of Mu, The Cosmic Forces of Mu, Children of Mu and Amμnition. It is owned by Mike Paradinas, who publishes his own work as μ-Ziq, as well as other aliases.

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References

  1. ^ L. Sprague de Camp Lost Continents, The Atlantis Theme in History, Science, and Literature, 1954
  2. ^ James Churchward. The Lost Continent of Mu. (New York: Ives Washburn, 1931), 7.
  3. ^ Churchward, 44.
  4. ^ Churchward, 48.
  5. ^ Churchward, 138.
  6. ^ Churchward, 138.
  7. ^ Churchward, 89.
  8. ^ Churchward, 89.
  9. ^ Churchward, 158.
  10. ^ Churchward, 54.
  11. ^ Bramwell, 194.
  12. ^ Bramwell, 195.
  13. ^ Morien Institute - the ancient underwater pyramid structure off the coast of Yonaguni-jima, Japan as seen by Dr Robert. M. Schoch - page one
  14. ^ Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com
  15. ^ Microso

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Mu (lost continent) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1115 words)
Mu is the name of a lost land, or hypothetical vanished continent, that was once located in the Pacific Ocean but is now (like Atlantis and Lemuria, with which it is sometimes identified) believed to have sunk beneath the waters.
Mu is identified with Lemuria in the Illuminatus!
Mu is represented by the opal on the forehead area of Goggle Yellow's helmet.
Lemuria - Crystalinks (3260 words)
allegedly sank the continent of Mu in the Pacific Ocean.
The Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Islands are the remaining mountain peaks of the lost continent.
This mythos was later adopted by the British Discordian techno band 'The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu,' later known as 'The KLF', by the punk rock band Mu Empire' and the electronic music label 'Planet Mu'.
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