Hi-Brazil is mentioned in the records of Celtic explorers and legends, but is this correct?
Fantasy blends in with reality, while Hi-Brazil is remembered in travelogues and ancient Irish mythology. Ireland may have its own version of Atlantis.
The information compiled by historian Fiona Broom and fans of Celtic mythology shows the division between myth and reality about Hi-Brazil, also known as Hi-Brussels, Hi-Brazil and Hi-Brazil variants.
In Celtic folklore, the island nation is named after Priscilla, the world’s greatest king. However, as the Atlantic Ocean began to be explored more deeply, the name High Brazil may have given rise to a real place, giving some clues to Irish mythology.
Hay has been observed on Brazilian maps since 1325 when the Genoese cartographer Dalorto established the island in western Ireland. On the continuous navigation charts, the southwest of Galway Bay is shown.
The map of Catalan, numbering about 1,480, is classified as “Ella de Brazil” in southwestern Ireland, where it must have been an ancient site.
Explorations explored Bristol in 1480 and 1481, and a letter written by John Cabot after his return from his expedition in 1497 indicated that the land on which Cabot had discovered was the Bristol men who had discovered the company, O Brazil. “
Some historians claim that the sailor Pedro Alvarez Cabral arrived on the island in 1500, which is why he called the country Brazil. However, Cabral did not choose the name “Brazil”. The country was originally called Ilha de Vera Cruz (True Cross Island), then Terra de Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz ‘) and later “Brazil”.
The generally accepted theory is that it was renamed Brazilwood, which has an intense red color (hence, “Brazil” is derived from “amber”: amber “), which is of great value in Portuguese trade and is abundant in newly discovered countries.
The most distinctive geographical feature of Hi-Brazil is that it appears as a perfect circle on maps, with a semicircular channel in the center. In the early maps the symbol of Hi-Brazil was the central image of the Brazilian flag, with a circle with a channel in the middle.
The circular boundaries of the island were confirmed by Saints Barrend and Brendan, who walked separately along the coast to determine where the island ended, but were never found. They probably go in circles.
In 1674 the Co. of Ireland. One of the most famous visits to Hi-Brazil by Captain John Niswabet of Killibeg, Donegal. He and his team were in familiar waters in Western Ireland when the fog appeared.
As the fog cleared, the ship came closer to the rocks. While accepting his instructions, the ship anchored in three waters and four crew went ashore to visit High-Brazil. They spent a day on the island and returned with silver and gold donated by an old man who lived there.
It was last seen in 1872 by Roderick O’Flaherty. He describes the “old man” in his “Western Dance Description” by O’Ar Connaught (1684):
“Now there’s a neighborhood, Murug Oli, who imagines he’s been in Brazil for two days, from where he saw Aran Falls, Gollamhead, the aerospace and other places on the western continent.”
In 1872 the author T.J. The last documentation view of High-Brazil when Westrop and allies appeared on the island and then disappeared. This was Mr. Westrope’s third vision of High Brazil, but on this trip he brought his mother and some friends to check on the island’s survival.
It is still difficult to know whether the island exists or not – but it is difficult to deny the mythical and true descriptions of the island.
* Originally published in 2016
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