Everyone has heard about Atlantis the legendary island or continent that is said to have been covered over by the sea. If it really existed and if so where it was have been debated over and over and over again. But there is also the mystery of Mu and/or Lemuria which were said to have suffered a similar fate to Atlantis.
Many people have suggested that Atlantis was in the Atlantic Ocean although there has been no scientific evidence to show this as correct and mainstream science does not accept that it ever existed apart from the description given of it the writings of Plato.
Some sources have claimed that Lemuria is another name for Mu and that this was a vast continent that went under the sea long before Atlantis. Mu is described in detail in the books of Col. James Churchward.
Churchward’s books The Lost Conintent of Mu (1931) and The Sacred Symbols of Mu (1933) put forward the idea that Mu was the original “motherland” from where all subsequent civilizations can trace their roots. He claimed that it was in what is now the Pacific Ocean and published a map showing its location.
Were Atlantis and Mu both just works of fiction? I will let you decide on that.
For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu_(lost_continent)
Image Credit: Public Domain Map of the location of Mu from the works of James Churchward.