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Chinese

  • Ailanthus - tree of paradise with foul smell
  • Chiaohu - Temple in western China
  • Chiu Kung - Nine Palaces; realm of immortals
  • Diyu - hell
  • Duguang - plain where Jianmu tree grows; center of the earth
  • Feng-Tu - city of the dead; city of hell; reached by crossing three bridges
  • Fusang - Japan or American
  • Hsuan - continent in N China sea, ruled by fairies
  • Huang T’ien - imperial heaven
  • Huaxu - Eden
  • K’u-ch’u K’iao - underworld bridge; guarded by two demons
  • Kuei-Hui - bottomless pit in eastern sea; all waters flow here; islands of immortals floated here
  • Longmen - Dragon Gate, which turns fish into dragons
  • Mi Lo - river
  • Mount Penglai - mountain of immortals
  • Mount Tushuo - in ocean, SW Gate of Spirits, ghost catchers
  • Poyang - mountain ruled by capricious god
  • Queqia - bridge across Milky Way
  • San Hsien Shan - three isles of the blessed; home of gods
  • Tung-Hua - home of male faeries
  • Waiting Wife - mountain shaped like woman
  • Xuanpu - Otherworld
  • Yaochi - place of gods

Hindu/Indian

  • Ayotha Amirtha Gangai - river
  • Abhira - kingdom of Saraswati
  • Ahichatra - capital Panchala
  • Alaka - city of Kubera in Himalayas
  • Amaravati - celestial capital of Swarga, on eastern Mt. Meru; land of fallen warriors and ambrosia
  • Anitabha - river
  • Arjikiya - river
  • Asikni - river
  • Ayodhya - city
  • Beerbhoom - hero-land
  • Bhojokata - Rukmini’s capital
  • Bhramapura - city Bhrama, Mt. Meru
  • Cabbalussa - island inhabit by animal women
  • Dandaka - forest, south of Yamuna
  • Dantapura - capital Kalinga
  • Gauri - river
  • Gomanta - province of Dwarka
  • Gomati - river
  • Himavan - the Himalayas (and the god of those mountains)
  • Himavanta - legendary forest around Mt. Meru
  • Indraprastha - city of Pandavas
  • Jambudvipa - contient of Earth
  • Khandavaprastha - Forest on Yamuna
  • Kirata - northern kingdom
  • Kishkindha - vanara kingdom
  • Krounchadvipa - continent
  • Krumu - river
  • Kubha - river
  • Kumari Kandam/Kumerinatu - sunken landmass, Lemuria?
  • Kurukshetra - sacred battlefield where Mahabharata is fought
  • Kusasthali - Kakudmi’s kingdom
  • Kusava - river
  • Kushadvipa - continent; Iran?
  • Lanka - rakshasa island
  • Lemuria - lost kingdom; Indian ocean
  • Lokaloka - Mountains that rim world
  • Madra - western kingdom
  • Madurai - city of Kumari Kandam
  • Mandara Mountain - home of Durga
  • Mount Mandara - Mountain used to churn ocean
  • Mount Meru - sacred mountain
  • Mushika - Kerala
  • Naimisa - sacred forest on banks of Sarasvati
  • Naraka - purgatory
  • Nasikya - forest kingdom
  • Parasika - country
  • Patala - naga world
  • Plaksadvipa - continent; Iran?
  • Pragjyotisha - mythic country (Assam)
  • Prayiyu - river
  • Pushkaradvipa - continent; between China/Mongolia
  • Rasa - netherworld river
  • Saket - city of Ayodhya, place of Rama
  • Salmalidvipa - continent; surrounded by liquor
  • Samudra - ocean
  • Shakadvipa - continent; Scythia?
  • Silamovati - river
  • Sindhu - river; Indus
  • Sonita - Bana’s kingdom
  • Sudra - near Abhira
  • Susoma - river
  • Sutudri - river
  • Suvastu - river
  • Svetyavari - river
  • Thuvaraiyam Pathi - sunken land; Kumari Kandam; origin of humanity?
  • Tripura - 3 cities; destroyed by Shiva
  • Trstama - river
  • Urnavati - river
  • Uttara Madra - western kingdom
  • Uttarakuru - ancient country or continent, mythical
  • Vaikunta - abode Vishnu
  • Vayiyu - river
  • Vipas - river
  • Vitasta - river
  • Yama Loga - abode Yama
  • Yavyavati - river

Japanese

  • Ashihara-no-Nakatsukuni - central land of underworld OR the human world
  • Jodo - heavenly paradise in the west
  • Onigashima - oni island
  • Ryuenji - Temple of the Dragon Garden
  • Ryukaiji - Temple of the Dragon Lake; built where dragon died
  • Sanzu - netherworld river
  • Takamahara - high heavenly plain in underworld
  • Tokoyo no Kuni - paradise beyond the ocean
  • Umigami no Kuni - paradise under the ocean
  • Yomi/Yomi no Kuni/Haha no Kuni - the underworld; dead rot there and monsters guard the gates; all dead go there; gloomy and polluted; located underground

Korean

  • Asadal - mythic capital of Gojoseon (first Korean kingdom)
  • Baedal/Shinshi - semi-legendary city-state; city of spirits; predecessor of Gojoseon

Mongolian

  • Moleden - ocean of blood; where mangases imprisoned

Tibetan

  • Barlha Wosel - where gods purify themselves
  • Delkar - mountain of existence
  • Gontsun Phyva - highest heaven
  • Hor - kingdom of the demon Kurkar
  • Jang - kingdom of the demon Satham
  • Ling - legendary kingdom of king Gesar
  • Mon - kingdom of the demon Shingti
  • Ngam, Land of - land of demons (the ngam)
  • Shambhala - mythic kingdom; hidden spirit land; some say Gesar waits here to return one day
  • Sipa Yesang - heaven
  • Tazig - legendary kingdom
  • Wolmo Lungring - legendary island where Shenrap (great teacher is born); located in Tazig