Map of the (Real) World

I saw this circulating around the internets.  It is an atlas with the etymological roots of names of real world places.  I love how evocative the names are.  You could easily scale this up and run a campaign or set a novel in our real world with these names and no one would ever know!

Sample_W_US

Sample_W_Asia

 

‘Steps of the Black One’.  ‘Island of Happiness’.  ‘Island of the Monkey God’.  ‘The Hidden Goddess’.

Tell me that doesn’t fit into any fantasy setting?

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One thought on “Map of the (Real) World

  1. whyorick says:

    I love this. It is awesome and just screams a new way to name fantasy stuff.
    Also, on the USA map. I live in the town of friends and south wind people.

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