Wonderful, Terrible, And Ridiculous

The Antarctic continent in mythology and literature has abounded in creatures and phenomena that appear wonderful, terrible and ridiculous by turns : polar spirits, demon ships, vampires, routes to Mars, routes to Jupiter, routes to the interior of the earth, enormous polar whirlpools, alien monsters buried in ice, the lost city of Atlantis, dinosaurs, giant lobsters, giant insects and giant albino kangaroos.

Elizabeth Leane, Antarctica In Fiction : Imaginative Narratives Of The Far South (2012)

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