I have been looking at this map. http://www.dodgenet....lossom/Katl.htm And after reading Howards description of the Thurian continent I know its way off. Now howard never made a map like he did for the Conan series. There is not even a focal point for the reader to even try to make heads or tails from it. So what I did was put in my focal point and the maps starts to make a little bit of sence.
First. howard says in the Hyborian Age Essay that when the cataclysm happened the Pictish Isles sank and they began a new country which howard says was the southern frontier of Valusia. If we place these Pictish isles along the mid-alantic ridge then we can see how Valusia would have encompassed the Aquilonian region. Thule, Kamelia and Commoria would become parts of northern europe. Grondor would be eastern europe and the 'Lost Lands' would be parts of north africa and the mediterrian sea. and the World's End would be the russian steppe. etc. Lemuria wouldn't even be on the map at all. I always found it strange that where the map says Atlantis is has never matched. (Being the Atlantis enthusist I am) So I always pondered where the regions of this map lay. Because no matter how you figure it Atlantis always showed up where Iceland is and Howard says in the Hyborian Age Essay that it sank. So if we use the Mid-Atlantic ridge as a focal point for the pictish isles then it becomes clear that the Azores was actually the Atlantis in which Kull came from. Or if we use Miller and Clark's map from THE HYBORIAN AGE website http://hyboria.xoth....ps/original.gif the landmass it pushed out further making The mid-atlantic ridge Kull's atlantis and the pictish isles could easily be islands off the north american coast newfoundland or the Nova Scotia area. But I am going to use the hand drawn maps by Howard himself as found in THE COMING OF CONAN THE CIMMERIAN Book as a reference. Now if we choose not to use the mid-atlantic ridge as a focal point we can still come to this conclusion by using the river mouth just under Verulia which in turn would be the Straits of Gibralter or a corrosponding area. Using this river as a focal point we can still come to this conclusion and thus the Thurian continent would become just the continent of Europe and not an even larger continent. I say this because Lemuria is in the wrong place too. If this map is the Europe/Asian landmass then Lemuria didn't sink at all but became part of a larger landmass but howard states that this land also sank but on the map it appears to be in the extreme north which contradicts Howard. In the Hyborian Age Essay Howard states that the Cimmerians are decendents of the Atlanteans. And people fleeing a sinking atlantis would naturally sail to the Farsun or verulia areas, and also to the Valusia/Aquilonia area as Kull did If my theory is close to correct, This puts it very close to Cimmeria if not in Cimmeria itself. Now of course, geological upheavels play into this as well when creating new landmasses and sinking old ones. But I'm am confident in using the Mid-atlantic ridge as a focal point for the Pictish Isles. So to conclude- Valusia covers the Aquilonia area.
Edited by Mondas, 15 July 2005 - 05:16 AM.