Also called Mu . a hypothetical continent said to be submerged under the Indian Ocean, originally posited to explain the presence of lemur fossils only in India and Madagascar and then suggested as the origin of the human race: ultimately, in view of the indefensibility of either hypothesis, added to the corpus of legend and myth along with Atlantis, Avalon, and the like.
any of various fictional locations in novels, games, etc., drawing on the related myth or legend.
Other definitions for Lemuria (2 of 2)
a variant of Lemuralia
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How to use Lemuria in a sentence
On the 9th, 11th, and 13th of May occurs the Lemuria, a ceremony of a strikingly different order.The Religion of Ancient Rome | Cyril Bailey
Sclater has given this continent the name of Lemuria, from the Semi-apes which were characteristic of it.The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2) | Ernst Haeckel
Sclater has given this continent the name of Lemuria, from the semi-apes which were characteristic of it.
But in the case of Lemuria no dates can be stated with even approximate accuracy.
But to this extent only, we are told, was warfare organised on Lemuria, even down to the end of its seventh sub-race.