Originally posted by Mapes
here is a interesting web site, than might help.www.rickrichards.com//ac/ac2_.htm or it might make u ask more questions
Stories of Anceint Subterranean Cities beneath South America, each connected through tunnels and caves for miles. One comment stated that it was four
days travel from one city to another through these tunnels. Reminds me of scenes form "Lord of the Rings-The fellowship of the ring". The fellow
ship journey through the mines of Moria to pass under the mountains.
There are also some great National Geographics on deep caves and passageways, 4000ft under the earth, with great halls the size of football fields in
Southern Mexico. The local Indians regard these areas sacred and many times researchers were endangered by the outraged locals.
Check out this portion of Atla:
THE PALACE OF NIGHT
Beneath a volcanic mountain in a grotto partly natural, but reformed by the hand of art, dwelt Kirtyah the Sorceress, daughter of Lilith, a witch
woman, and Obon, a reputed serpent-father. Its hidden entrance was in the remote part of a cypress grove, esteemed by the populace too sacred for any
person to enter, save the high-priest (Thalok of Atlantis), who encouraged this convenient superstition.
When night fell upon the earth Thalok himself drove his fleet horses, Wind and Wave, to this gloomy forest, and after securing them within its
precincts, entered the hollow trunk of a tree, which rested its huge bulk against the mountain.
He made a signal, the door unclosed, and a dwarf with a lamp in his hand appeared, and conducted him through labyrinthian passages, till they emerged
in a subterranean palace, or temple, hewn from the solid bed of the mountain, which burst upon the vision like a dream of enchantment.
The immense dome of this marvel of architecture was cerulean blue in color, and glittering with a similitude of the heavenly host; around its base,
carved from the rock, was stretched the emblem of infinity, a great serpent, holding its tail in its mouth. The dome was supported by giant pillars,
left in place by the architects; while in the centre of the vault a revolving wheel, brilliant with phosphorescent light, served the double purpose of
ventilator and midnight sun this unhallowed fane. The sides of the grand nave were tunnelled with arched openings, leading to shadowy conservatories
and chambers that invited to repose.
As Thalok bowed in honor to Kirtyah, he noticed a line of light changed position within the hall, quivered and coiled itself in broad rings, from
which protruded a serpent's head with vicious eyes and open jaws.
This illusive form was a dread reality, being no other than that of Lucksor, a yellow asp of great size and age, the inheritance a serpent father had
bestowed upon Kirtyah-the fearful beast whose deadly powers were subservient to her magic arts.