'Over the Mountains Of the Moon
, Down the Valley of the Shadow, Ride, boldly ride,' The shade replied, -'If you seek for Eldorado!'
"You mean the Mountains of the Moon
, which are not quite so far off.
Not another soul knows that he is this side of the Mountains of the Moon
He told him of the red ibises, who stand in long rows on the banks of the Nile, and catch gold-fish in their beaks; of the Sphinx, who is as old as the world itself, and lives in the desert, and knows everything; of the merchants, who walk slowly by the side of their camels, and carry amber beads in their hands; of the King of the Mountains of the Moon
, who is as black as ebony, and worships a large crystal; of the great green snake that sleeps in a palm-tree, and has twenty priests to feed it with honey-cakes; and of the pygmies who sail over a big lake on large flat leaves, and are always at war with the butterflies.
Thou dost mark well, faithful and trusty squire, the gloom of this night, its strange silence, the dull confused murmur of those trees, the awful sound of that water in quest of which we came, that seems as though it were precipitating and dashing itself down from the lofty mountains of the Moon
, and that incessant hammering that wounds and pains our ears; which things all together and each of itself are enough to instil fear, dread, and dismay into the breast of Mars himself, much more into one not used to hazards and adventures of the kind.
For the 18th century the book showcases a very important set of maps of which one is highlighted: Guillaume Delisle's Map of the Congo and of the country of the Kaffirs, which gave Africa a new shape and removed classical but mythological features such as the Mountains of the Moon
or the Ptolemaic lake system.
There's exultant country soul on Lightning Rod, and her elemental power reigns on a brilliant cover of The Mountains of The Moon
. Pagan rock 'n' roll with oodles of cosmic power.
6 Mountains of the Moon
, Uganda/ Democratic Republic of the Congo Perhaps Africa's best kept secret, they are isolated, rarely visited and permanently snow-capped.
The Mountains of the Moon
, as the Alexandrian Greek geographer Ptolemy named them, make the tallest mountain range in Africa.
MYNYDDOEDD Former commando Owen Davis, from the Swansea Valley, will be the first to take us on an adventure - to the Rwenzori, or 'Mountains of the Moon
' in Uganda, central Africa - an area scarred by the natives' fight for independence.
The "Mountains of the Moon
" have one of Earth's most dramatically diverse ecosystems.