Many interesting places and interesting settlements have appeared throughout human history. Some of these were places that attracted attention with their extraordinary geographical features. Others were places that had become desolate or frightening over the years for various reasons. However, among these extraordinary places, there are some places that differ from others with some features and are much more interesting. The “Brazil Island”, located in the Atlantic Ocean in the west of Ireland, is one of these places…
What makes the island one of the most interesting places in the world is neither its geographical features nor the living creatures on it. The interestingness of the island stems from a mystery that has survived from ancient times and remained unsolved for hundreds of years. This mystery is about whether the island really exists! Here is what you need to know about the Brazilian Island, which is the subject of ancient legends…
According to historians, the name of the island comes from the “Bresail” clan that lived in Ireland hundreds of years ago.
In other words, the island has no connection with the South American country Brazil, neither geographically nor etymologically. However, it is known that many different names have been used for this island throughout history. However, since ancient times, this island is often referred to as the Island of Brazil…
Island of Brazil, a place in the west of Ireland, off the Atlantic Ocean.
More precisely, it is believed that there is such an island in the west of Ireland, off the Atlantic Ocean! However, the existence of the island is clearly shown on many maps from the 14th century. However, no one in history has ever set foot on the island, except for a few people who claimed to have seen the island!
This is what makes the island of Brazil the subject of some extremely interesting legends for hundreds of years. The island of Brazil, which appeared in ancient Celtic legends and found its place in modern Irish myths, continues to be one of the most interesting places in history for hundreds of years.
Legend has it that the Island of Brazil is a creepy place covered in thick fog that only appears for one day every seven years!
However, many legends about the island also include that the island is a floating place that disappears as people approach. Many of these legends about the island have been passed down orally in Ireland from generation to generation. However, there are many documents in which legends about Brazil Island are written and even the island is recorded visually.
The imaginary island has been depicted on maps made by many different sailors and cartographers over hundreds of years.
One of the first maps featuring this ghost island is dated 1325! On the map drawn by the cartographer Angelino Dulcert, the island was located in the form of a round island on the west coast of Ireland, with the name of Brazil Island.
In 1436, a Venetian navigator and cartographer named Andrea Bianco showed the island of Brazil as part of an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean with the same name.
By 1562, the island of Brazil appeared on the map of the Spanish cartographer Diego Gutierrez. In 1570, a Belgian cartographer named Abraham Ortelius said that there was an island called Brazil in the west of Ireland.
From the mid-1700s, important cartographers and sailors began to be skeptical of the island’s existence.
For example, in 1753, the English cartographer Thomas Jefferys showed the Island of Brazil on his map, but called the island the “Imaginary Island of Brazil”. This historical fact is a sign that over the years the “fog cloud” on the island has cleared, at least for some cartographers and sailors! The island of Brazil was last featured on a map of the British navy in 1873.
In 1480 and 1481, two explorers took action to solve the mystery of the island!
The explorers wandered for two months in areas where the Island of Brazil was depicted on maps. But they couldn’t find Brazil Island. Despite this, the legend about the island continued to be told by word of mouth, and the island continued to be depicted on maps.
Over hundreds of years, a large number of sailors contributed to the spread of the legend about the Island of Brazil. Thus, the existence of this island, where no one had set foot before, was accepted as a fact even among many sailors and cartographers until the 19th century.
For example, in many documents it is written that the island was discovered by some sailors and actually existed. The most famous and most striking of these documents was the document describing that the sailor named John Nisbet stayed in an old castle on the island with his crew.
According to this, Nisbet and the sailors with him set foot on Brazil Island and met an interesting man while staying in a castle here. This interesting man told the sailors that the place where they were found was the island of Brazil, that he lived on the island with his family years ago, but an evil sorcerer had destroyed the people of the island and enchanted the island, making it invisible…
Throughout history, many people believed that the mist-shrouded island that became visible for a day every 7 years really existed.
Today, it is known that there is no place called Brazil Island in the Atlantic Ocean! However, this ancient legend continues to exist in today’s popular culture and in the hearts of some dreamy adventurers…