The myth of Atlantis has always fascinated men and if we now know that probably existed a civilization in the Mediterranean that between 1,650 and 1,000 BC has been wiped out by the eruption of a marine volcano and subsequent tsunami (the two main suspects are Thera, the volcano that was once part of of Santorini island, and the Marsili, in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea, 150 km west of the coast of Calabria), the simple idea that the ruins of the fabulous civilization described by Plato there may still somewhere under the sea surface excites the imagination of millions of people. So it is not strange that even in Second Life the theme of “Atlantean” environments has been widely exploited.
Years ago had spread even the idea, rather bizarre, that whoever built under the digital sea surface of the Linden Lab virtual world would have saved “weight” in terms of prims and would thus have been able to make environments more richly decorated with the same limits imposed by the hosting sim.
These days the theme of the underwater ruins of Atlantis returns to be admired by visitors to Second Life, in a whole new way thanks to the possibilities offered by the mesh and now use Blender by content creators as Beq Janus. To take advantage of this type of set to attract curious is Fantasy Fair (here the blog of the event) which returns every year, from April 23 to May 3, 2015, to support the American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life Second Life event (scheduled for July 18, 2015).
If Beq Janus, writer, builder and longtime role player in Second Life (she entered the virtual world of Linden Lab in 2007 and is today the oldest “resident” of New Babbage of which Beq owns three sims) this year she wanted to create Aurora, inspired by the “EarthSea” cycle of novels by Ursula Le Guin, among the few fantasy novels ever written set in a world largely covered by oceans where wizards on the model of the myth of Merlin are woven with islands that could remember Santorini or Atlantis itself. The submerged part of the Fantasy Fair installation, the Poseidon’s abysses, to which Haveit Neox worked, then deviates even more from pure fantasy theme stares more Greek myths and thus the legend of Atlantis.
In short: Atlantis believe it or not is really reborn under the surface of the sea of Second Life. If the myth of Atlantis fascinates you as its reproduction in Second Life, continue to follow follow Mondivirtuali.it even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it e su Paper.li and also on Youtube).