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Fata Morgana
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Original Name

ファタ・モルガーナ

Romanized Name

Fata Morugāna

Author

Unknown

Debut

Chapter 3 (light novel 5)

Powers

It creates illusions on the surface of water.

User

Hugh Anthony Disward

Status

Inside the Dantalian's Bookshelf

Fata Morgana is a Phantom Book used by Hugh to create an illusion and lift the Atlantic Rim curse. The Phantom Book is present in The Logbook story.

It’s a book written in foreign language.[1]

Background[]

The Fata Morgana is contained inside the Labyrinth Library. It’s a secret Druid poem found among the ancient ruins of Gaul. [1]Fata Morgana” is the term given to a complex form of mirage that is seen in a narrow band right above the horizon.[2]

Powers[]

It confuses sailors by creating illusions on the surface of water. For instance, it was used by Hugh to summon the image of New York in the distance, replacing the foggy world created by the Atlantic Rim curse.[1]

Plot[]

Jessica is about to be eaten by the crocodiles aboard the Atlantic Rim. Hugh opens the Labyrinth Library and reads the Fata Morgana. The crocodiles freeze, the fog covering the ship gives place to a clear blue sky. In the distance, Jessica recognizes the east coast of America. Dalian explains the powers of the Phantom Book. The parrot responsible for the Atlantic Rim curse eagerly stares at the port. It's like if the ship had reached its destination after many years drifting in a world covered in fog. The curse is finally lift. The ghost ship sinks. Hugh and the others aboard the lifeboat are rescued. The parrot is also taken by the sea.[1]

Trivia[]

  • Gaul was a historical region of Western Europe during the Iron Age that was inhabited by Celtic tribes.[3]
    • A druid was a member of the high-ranking class in ancient Celtic cultures. In Irish-language literature, the druids are sorcerers with supernatural powers.[4]
  • Fata Morgana may explain the appearance of ghost ships[2] such as the Atlantic Rim.[1]
    • This kind of mirage gives a ghostly and unusual appearance to ships. It sometimes causes a ship to appear to float.[2]
    • "La Fata Morgana" is the name of Morgan le Fay in Italian. She's a powerful enchantress in the Arthurian legend, associated with the Irish goddess Morrigan.[5] The Great Queen Poem contains the goddess' secret spell.[6]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novel, Chapter 3, volume 5
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fata Morgana (mirage). (2020, February 21). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 18:18, May 3, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fata_Morgana_(mirage)&oldid=941887389
  3. Gaul. (2020, April 2). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23:07, May 4, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gaul&oldid=948655782
  4. Druid. (2020, May 4). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23:20, May 4, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Druid&oldid=954764665
  5. Morgan le Fay. (2020, May 2). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 22:54, May 4, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Morgan_le_Fay&oldid=954384727
  6. The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novelChapter 5, volume 3.
Phantom Books
72 Sacred Notes of the Shem-ha-mephorash - Atargatis Scripture - Book of a Thousand Sorrows - Book of Adventure - Book of Atonement - Book of Avalon - Book of Equivalence - Book of Fairy - Book of Fetus - Book of Gap - Book of Humanization - Book of Hypnosis - Book of Lifetime - Book of Relationship - Book of Styx - Book of the Eleusis Ritual - Book of the House-Elf - Book of Imprint - Book of Meditation of Supreme Cooking - Book of Oblivion - Book of the Outer God - Book of Paradise - Book of Royal Power - Book of the Sage - Book of the Salamander's Seal - Book of Sleep - Book of the Descendant of the Mist - Book of the Feast of the Dead of the Windowless Hall - Book of the Flatterer - Book of the Jealous Girlfriend - Book of the King's Coffin - Book of the Ritual of the Migratory Locusts - Book of the Silver Well - Book of Those Who Want Beauty - Book of Twilight - Book of Wisdom - Catalogue - Collection of Visions - Crastinus Dies Nunquam Sciat - Decorative Plywood of Merneith - Depiction of Mountains and Rivers - Divine Encyclopedia of the Yin Kings - Divine Pattern of Floating Silk - Faceless Book - Fata Morgana - Go in an Instant - Hezār Afsān - Hymn of Hel - Logbook - John Wilkes Booth’s Diary - Kairos’ Dynastic History - Loge - Memories of That Day - Old Bradshaw’s Timetable - Pioneer Book - Phantom Book of Resurrection - Phantom Score - Rahōto Reihō Kaigen - Ritual of Reality - Template Book - The Aggregate of Burning Golden Beads - The Clay Tablet of Ugarit - The Dictator's Book - The Great Queen Poem - The Harlequinade - The Nāgārjuna’s Manuscript - The Ophiuchus Manuscript - The Pedigree of All Creations - The Sage's Slate - The Scent God's Scripture - The World - Vignette of Eternal Twilight

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