M - R
Village -- Native village/kraal under chief Mabula. N’gogo,
the witch doctor, comes to the village. Mabula sits in the middle
of the open area surrounded by villagers. The village is made up
of circular huts with thatched roofs and poles around the outside to support
the roof. The interior of the building has a center pole. Cattle
wander freely through the village. The witch doctor forces
Mabula to capture Tarzan. They chain and rope him to a center pole.
N’kima brings apes to help Tarzan. When N’gogo, the witch doctor,
enters the hut, Thorak, the ape, throws him bodily into the Leopard Men.
At Tarzan’s directions the three apes lift the center pole so that he can
slip his chains under the pole. The apes think it will be great fun
to carry the pole with the roof attached to a cliff and throw it over.
The Leopard Men see what looks like a hut following Tarzan. They
fear Tarzan’s magic is too great. The apes throw the roof off the
Number -- 113.1
-- city of the Lost Legion
Number -- 20 (inside front cover -Jungle World - map of Pal-ul-don)+A
1 - (map of Pal-ul-don)
Citadel -- typical native village with a pole stockade around
straw roofed huts. The village is referred to as a citadel.
Rev. Wells has converted the natives to Christianity. They are under
suspicion and about to be attacked by neighboring tribes. Tarzan
has them build a boma around the stockade. He also has a straw statue
of a warrior built on a platform. From the interior of the statue
Tarzan fires Roman candle type rockets at the attackers, thus driving them
away and saving the village.
Number -- 105.1
Kraal -- This is the village of Chief Makolo. Little is
seen except for a few white circular huts with green thatched roofs.
This is where the chief has Jane and the rebellious merchant from the Native
Market brought before him. He demands that they stay so that he can
collect half of their fees. After Jane saves his son’s life, Makolo
changes his mind and declares it a free market.
Number -- No. 37.2 (Jane Story)
Village -- When Tolo, the great ape, rescues Tarzan from the
cage King Grossa has placed him in, he takes the unconscious ape-man to
the Mambusi Village. It is the typical native village except that
it has ears of corn hanging from a pole.
Number -- 43.1
River -- A mountain lake overflowing a dam site forms the Mangowari
River. Harvey Norton has a copper band note from his son, Bruce,
stating that he has been captured by the Hokyus, who live at the headwaters
of the Mangowari River. Tarzan and Korak, the great ape, take Harvey
to the headwaters where they are captured by the Hokyus. They escape
in a canoe down the river. They must leap from the canoe before it
reaches the waterfall.
Number -- 51.3
surrounded island -- in a mangrove swamp; home of
some great apes; it is where Tarzan established a new community for the
slaves he rescued from Sheik Ibrhim.
Number -- 12
Swamp -- A 1 - (map of Pal-ul-don)
Village -- Native tribe under the leadership of Manga.
Their village has rectangular and circular huts with thatched roofs.
It has one curiously hut in the shape of a bullet with a door with the
same shape. A pole kraal surrounds the village.
Number -- 93.1
River -- It is in Wandoro country. It is where Tarzan brews
herbs to cure an illness that is making the Waziri sick.
Number -- 59.2
-- Arab market town. It is a ten-day ride from the City in the Sands.
It is a large town with large white buildings, some domed, surrounded by
a white wall. It is the home of honest merchants and thieves.
Tarzan brings Shareef Hussein there to purchase seed grain and livestock
for the Beni Adhemi. They stay at the Inn of the Three Dervishes.
Agents of Sheik Ali Ben Yussuf, who plan to rob them, notice them.
Jad-bal-ja slips into the city and to the inn unnoticed. They thwart
the bandits, purchase the goods, and leave for the City in the Sands.
Number -- A#5.4
Village -- #97.2 The village has the usual white buildings
with thatched roofs. Mumbowa is the chief.
Tarzan carries a wounded Masai back to the Masai Village. Their village
is near the valley of lions. The lions have taken over the valley
and are a threat to the Masai cattle herds. Tarzan calls this tribe
‘the Morans of the Masai.’ Their village consists of white huts that
have visible vertical and horizontal pole supports. The roofs are
Number -- 97.2+114.1
Village -- Tribe of natives live in the village that has no walls
or boma. Atumbo is the King, and Ungali is the witch doctor.
The village contains conical shaped roofs over cylindrical buildings as
well as rectangular buildings. Boy is captured by the Matusi and
forced to undergo the Ordeal of the Mamba at the village. Tarzan
Number -- 46.2
Gah -- ancient crater. Sheila Ross describes to Tarzan
a place where she believes that she spotted wreckage of her father’s plane.
Tarzan immediately recognizes it as Maun Gah. He takes her there.
There is a village nearby whose people are keeping Sheila’s father captive
to grind grain for them. He has made a windmill from his helicopter
rotor. It is known as the windmill of Maun Gah.
Number -- 85.1
Village -- A war-like tribe to the north of Tarzan’s jungle.
Their buildings have a herringbone pattern in the white walls. The
buildings have thatched roofs. Tarzan and his Achinga peacekeepers
save the village from the attacking Karuri. The Mauri throw a feast
for the new alliance between them and the Achingas. Beautiful Mauri
women dance at the celebration.
Number -- 101.1
-- It is in the ruins of Mbaji that Dr. Forrence found the golden Mask
of Mani Kongo.
Number -- No. 25.6
Village -- It is called a mountain stronghold. Upon learning
that Mrs. Nicholson and her child have been taken to the M’bogo Village,
Tarzan flies there on Aiglon. He finds the village deserted.
The village has cylindrical huts with conical tops. The openings
to the huts are circular. There is no apparent fence or boma.
Tarzan finds the missing white people and the tribe at the cliff of sacrifices
outside of the village.
Number -- 65.2
River -- This is one of the three places Tarzan tells Muviro
to tell the British to have a plane ready in case he can capture Kabarounga.
It is not used.
Number -- 123.1
Village -- Tarzan trails Barbara Wales to the native village
to learn that the chief, Mukawa, has sold her to al Jemel, Arab slaver.
Number -- 44.2
Village -- At the M’bulu Village, named after the chief, they
are worried about attacks by the Masai. Kobolo councils that they
need the Waziri on their side. Boy and Dombie come to the village
looking for milk and food for a lost native woman and child. Kobolo
suggests to M’bulu that they hold the boys hostage to force the Waziri
to align with them. They trick the boys into going into one of the
many circular, thatched roofed huts. They lock them in and post a
guard. That night the boys cut through the thatched roof and escape.
Number -- 117.2
hall -- This is what Tarzan calls the small crater in which
he finds the members of the Secret Society on an unnamed island.
Number -- 50.3
Village -- The Mengo, forest spirits, have built a village of
stone on an island. The huts look circular and have thatched roofs.
They use a vine swing to cross to and from the island. There is a
stone temple in the center of the village. The temple resembles a
Mayan pyramid except that the staircase is placed on the right side of
the pyramid. The temple is for moon worship. The Mengos also
worship an albino crocodile. The men are deathless as they have an
elixir of life. La is captured and becomes the wife of the king.
He is killed in an accident and La becomes their ruler. When Tarzan
is captured, he is to be sacrificed to the crocodile god. He is chained
to the outside of an altar, which has a fire on top of it. Tarzan
breaks the chains and escapes.
Number -- No. 37.3
Island -- A 1 - (map of Pal-ul-don)
City -- Home of the Mermen on the volcanic island in the Lost
Lake. Entrance to the crater is by swimming underwater to a cave.
The Mermen wear elephant head masks as breathing devices to reach their
home. They mark the spot on the lake with a log buoy. A rope
leads down to the cave entrance complete with waterfall. The cave
leads to a peaceful crater when the Mermen have built a city of block buildings
with thatched roofs. After Tarzan is victorious in the Game of Death,
he is named king. But the volcano erupts and destroys their home.
Tarzan leads them underwater and to a native village where he hopes to
bring harmony between the unnamed natives and the Mermen.
Number -- 108.1
Station -- Small thatched roofed huts in a river valley run by
Dr. Charles Kindred and his wife Martha. Dr. Kindred is a medical
missionary working amongst the hill tribes. Tarzan rescues the doctor
from Shiftas and returns him to the station. Tarzan realizes that
a flash flood is imminent and has them move to higher ground. The
flood wipes out the mission and the Shiftas. Afterwards Tarzan discovers
a vein of gold that will allow the Kindred’s to build a larger station.
Number -- 109.1
-- The lost city of the Mitzeraim people. Mountains in a bowl shaped
valley surround it. It is a city carved into the mountain.
Access is made through a cleft in the mountain. A sharpened bamboo
barrier that has its tips dipped in poison guards the cleft. A giant
statue of Thoth stands in the middle of the area. The Mitzeraim people
use the statue, which focuses the sun through its crystal eye, to sacrifice
prisoners. The colonnade against the face of the mountain looks like
an Egyptian temple. The Mitzeraim people wear Egyptian headdress.
Tarzan and Cathneans attack the city to free Prince Thyron and his men.
The Cathneans defeat the Mitzeraim.
Number -- 84.1
Kraal -- The village of Mobuko is a series of circular huts with
concentric circle thatched roofs. Mobuko summons Tarzan because he
knows that some of his tribesmen have become Leopard Men. A leopard,
which is stalking Boy, falls through the thatched roof of the Leopard Society
exposing their plot. Tarzan banishes them.
Number -- 126.2
-- The legendary city in the Gourambi Range. They are peaceful people
who protect themselves against the outside world. They capture Dr.
Henri Dumont because they fear that he will inform the outside world of
their presence. Tarzan and d’Arnot travel through the elephant trap
and giant trap to reach a walled valley. They have a moat that surrounds
their city. The Beasts of Mokar, mandrills, must be passed to reach
the moat. The people are cliff dwellers. Tarzan finds Dr. Dumont
in a gardener’s hut. The people of Mokar are never seen in this story.
Number -- 81.1
River -- FC 161.2 - the location of the Molunga River Trading
River Trading Post -- Tarzan and Muviro discover the post burned
to the ground by Sidi Ben Yemlik and his slavers. They killed Master
Robertson and many Swahili tribe members. They took Helen Robertson
and many Swahilis captive. Sala, who escaped, tells Tarzan and Muviro
what happen at the post.
Number -- FC 161.2
-- #22.2 After Elaine and Jathon escape the clutches of gangster
Lou Coron, they meet Mr. Hammond in Mombasa. #38.1 - Margaret Newman
and her brother, Gerald, are form Mombasa. They are captives of the
Cat Men of Crater Lake.
Number -- 22.2+38.1
Caves -- #39.1 Tarzan follows the Men of Monga to their
home after their capture of Ro-mee-lah, Jo-rah’s sister. Their caves
are carved into the side of a rocky mountain, which gives it the appearance
of a face. They gain access to their caves by rope ladders.
The caves are connected internally and have separate compartments for the
men, women, and married couples. The males control the ladders so
the female captives cannot escape. Tarzan uses a rope from above
to cut the rope ladders and rescue Ro-mee-lah.
The caves are not shown but it is implied that the Men of Monga live in
cliff homes. We see them forcing slaves, including Dr. Mac, Dr. Mervin,
and Yolanda to work in their fields.
Number -- 39.1+52.3
Temple -- La has a huge temple to Astar, the moon goddess, built
in a deep ravine of Opar. It is a gigantic complex with flat roofs.
It has an Egyptian or Babylonian influence. There is an altar on
which La sacrifices maidens to the Astar when the moon shines through a
rectangular opening in the ceiling. La is about to sacrifice Jane
when Tarzan drops through the opening and rescues her. Queen Ellenya
is chained to another dais. Tarzan breaks the chains. (See
also Temple of the Moon)
Number -- 59.3
Kraal / City of Mosana -- A tribe ruled by Queen Mosana.
Although it is called a kraal, there is no apparent stockade. There
are many, many buildings, both circular and rectangular. They are
white with brown roofs. A close up section of one of the building
shows highly decorative patterns on it. When Tarzan and Manga, chief
of the Manguelu, are presented to the Queen, it seems as if they are on
the outside of the village. The Queen sits on a throne in the open
air. The throne has a fur over the seat and a yellow umbrella overhead.
The back of the throne is shaped like a Gothic arch.
Number -- 93.1
City -- Lost City as well as the name of a river northeast of
N’gota. The curse of Moumamba is that anyone hearing the voice of
Moumamba (waterfall) never returns. Tarzan brings the two missing
oil prospectors to the city that is built next to a huge deafening waterfall.
The city is well built and prosperous. The people do not speak because
of the noise of the falls. They use sign language. The people
are congenial but will not allow them to leave. They are rich in
crude oil. It oozes from the ground or so Tarzan reports. They
burn oil in torches all night long. Tarzan also reports that they
are rich in gold. Meat is scarce. Tarzan rids the area of a
rouge elephant. They celebrate the kill with a feast. Tarzan
rescues the two white men by lowering them down to a river where they build
Number -- 104.1
of Opar -- this is where the ruins of Opar are located
Number -- 15.1
of Barongo -- the mountains in the area known as Barongo Land.
They are the home of two tribes of peoples the Kordo, the ruling class,
and the Nuba, the serfs, who are almost slaves to their masters.
Tarzan and Buto travel to the mountains with Adumo, the Nuba, to restore
the balance of power.
Number -- 67.1
of the Moon -- #26 On their way to a Lost City and the
treasure of Isis, Tarzan and Professor Plume find a tunnel,
cut by the men of Pal-ul-don, through the mountain.
Number -- 26+119 (splash page “Mountains of the Moon“)
-- When Tarzan learns about the capture of the chimp family, he figures
that they will take them to the port at M’saba. He and Cheeloo, the
chimp, make it to M’saba just as the dhow carrying the chimps is leaving
the harbor. The small port has near-eastern looking buildings and
a wharf. Tarzan hires a boat to take him and Cheeloo out to the dhow.
Number -- 126.1
Yamvo’s Mines -- part of Vari country. Mysterious mines
that make the white savages of Vari powerful. Muviro has heard of
these mines. It is what brought the Paige brothers to the area.
Number -- 1
Village -- Tarzan lands on the island that holds Mugambi and
his tribe to discover that Agib, a white raider, has taken some of young
men and women into slavery. A tidal wave destroys the village.
Tarzan helps them rebuild the village. A sea monster bites through
Mugambi’s hut’s thatched roof and takes his pet goat. Tarzan leaves
them the pearls Agib stole to help rebuild the village.
Number -- 73.1
-- Home of the Murundi people. It is situated in a beautiful
valley. The buildings are rounded and white with thatched roofs.
Some of the buildings have geometric designs on them. The ruler of
Muranda is the person who is in possession of the Royal Drum.
Number -- 96.1
Kraal -- (see Waziri Village)
-- #22.2 gangster Lou Coron and his men capture Elaine Hammond and
Jathon. They are to lead them to Cathne. They escape when they
landed in Nairobi.
Capitol the Kenya colony of British East Africa. Tom Culver talks
with the Commissioner of Nairobi about Ellen Maypool. Doctor MacWhirtle
flies Tom, Ellen, and Doctor Maypool back to Nairobi.
not actually seen. Tarzan flies to Nairobi to enlist Doctor MacWhirtle’s
aid in fighting the Torodons who are attacking the Tower of Ta-dan.
Near Nairobi, Dr. Mervin has a zoological garden stocked with animals from
all over the world. Tarzan goes to Nairobi to get two otters and
growth pills from the doctor to create giant otters to help the Stork People
fight the Gorobars, the Terribs mounts.
Tarzan flies Argus to Nairobi to get Dr. MacWhirtle and his airplane so
they can drop DDT bombs on the nest of Giant Wasps on the Island of Dwarfs.
Tarzan follows Nobby and Garvey to Nairobi to rescue Prince Illony.
Tarzan travels to Nairobi by plane to meet with the British Commissioner.
He dresses in a business suit so he will not stand out.
After the Secret Master, the Owl, and the pilot have been captured by Tarzan
and Thorag, the ape, Tarzan flies them to the authorities in Nairobi in
the Man of Evil’s plane.
(Boy story) Boy and Jad-bal-ja track the trapper who has captured Jad’s
mate, Balja, into the streets of Nairobi. They cause panic in the
streets of Nairobi. They run into a grocery store to avoid the police.
They escape through the roof and make it out of the city unnoticed.
- After rescuing Miss Ruel from her native captors, Tarzan plans to send
her to Nairobi to safety.
Tarzan gives Chet Harper a bank note for twenty thousand dollars that he
is to draw from his Nairobi bank account.
Tarzan tracks the hunter, Derrik Carne, to an animal compound outside of
Nairobi. The city in the background appears if as it is one large
Tarzan pays some unnamed natives to take the inept hunters, Jacobs and
Poley to Nairobi by canoe.
Tarzan wants to send Sheila Ross to Nairobi. She insists on accompanying
him in the search for her father, Professor Ross. A captive of the
Crater Village people, Professor Ross has built a windmill from his helicopter
rotor. He has designed it so that he could use it also as a flying
machine to escape to Nairobi. Tarzan and Sheila find the Professor.
Tarzan has them use the windmill/flying machine to escape. They land
within walking distance of Nairobi. The city is never pictured in
(Jane story) Jane, Tarzan, and Boy travel to Nairobi by horseback to purchase
a loom for Kimbo. Boy is overwhelmed by the big city.
25.6 - Dr. Forrence flies on a passenger plane to Nairobi with the Mask
of Mani Kongo. He writes a note to the district commissioner in Nairobi.
The plane crashes. The evil Pollack steals the mask and heads for
Nairobi. Unwittingly Tarzan helps Pollack get transportation by Watunga
canoe. When he learns from Dr. Forrence about the evil intent of
Pollack, Tarzan catches him and turns him and the mask over to the commissioner.
A plane lands at the Watunga kraal, probably to take Dr. Forrence and his
daughter to Nairobi.
Number -- 22.2+40.1+41.1+42.1+48.3+49.1+50.3+A#3.3+60.2 (Boy story)+63.2+
64.1+69.1+75.2+85.1+A#7.5 (Jane story)+No. 25.6
cave of the -- The caves above the valley of Karfu is the home
of the Naqui, the natural enemy of the Karfu. They live very simply
with little furnishing. They welcome Tarzan and Dr. Mac to their
cave after their escape from Karfu slavery.
Number -- 55.1
market -- A#6.6 (Jane Story) Jane goes to the native market
to purchase goods. People bring animals and vegetables to sell.
The shops in the streets include a hairdresser, fabric shop, and a pottery
shop. Jane purchases some cloth as a wedding gift for Isha.
She also buys a large amount of fruit.
37.2 (Jane Story) At the open-air native market Jane complains that the
prices are too high. Meeta explains that Chief Makolo gets 1/3 of
the price. The witch doctor, N’gai, arrives and announces that the
fee will now be one half. Jane tells the merchants that they can
have a free market at her house. The merchants pack up and leave.
Makolo forces them to his kraal and demands that they stay. Jane
saves the chief’s son‘s life. Makolo is so grateful that he allows
a free market.
Number -- A#6.6 (Jane Story)+No. 37.2(Jane Story)
Cathne -- (see also Cathne)
Outpost -- never actually seen. Dr. Mac and Boy are headed
for the N’girri Outpost when their helicopter is forced to land because
of a Touaregs bullet. In a separate tale within this story, Dr. Mac
and Tarzan make it across the Great Thorn Desert to an oasis. Tarzan
figures they can make it to the N’girri Outpost from there.
Number -- A#4.3
-- Tarzan pursues the evil Pollack, who has the Mask of Mani Kongo.
He finds the area where he left the river. He comes upon the Watunga
guides and asks them about Pollack. They tell him that they brought
him to a road where he flagged down a truck that was headed for Ngong.
Tarzan trails him to a farmhouse where he takes Pollack and the mask out
from underneath the nose the Pollack’s henchmen.
Number -- No. 25.6
Village -- The N’gongwe poachers’ village is surrounded by a
stockade. They use poison arrows to hunt elephants. The N’gongwes
tie Tarzan to a footbridge. He escapes and watches the poachers buy
poison outside of the stockade. He replaces the poison with a harmless
gummy liquid. Tarzan has Tantor and his herd tramples the village
flat. He believes the N’gongwe will move to a different location.
Number -- 90.1
-- country-within-a-mountain. It resides in an ancient crater.
There is one village in this area. The natives are controlled by
a cruel and evil witch doctor named N’gombo. Their buildings have
the look of planked wood and straw roofs. They have pole permanently
in the ground where they tie up prisoners.
Number -- 54.1
Village -- Tarzan goes to the N’gota Village to learn first hand
about the missing two white men. The chief tells him about the curse
of Moumamba but the men left anyway.
Number -- 104.1
Falls -- as Tarzan, Tim and Jess Wales are carried on their beam
by the river into the stygian blackness of a mountain’s cavern, Tarzan
fears they will go over a falls greater than the Niagara Falls. (On the
border of Canada and the United Sates, the falls drop 167 feet on the American
Number -- 20.1
-- Tarzan, Jane, and Boy are canoeing on the Niger River when they find
Johnny Ball and his disabled seaplane.
Number -- A#7.1
Village -- The home of the subservient class in the Mountains
of Barongo. The Kordo spearmen control the Nuba tribe almost to the
point of slavery. The Nuba tribe must submit to any whim of a Kordo.
A Nuba who offends a Kordo often times would leave his village to live
at the Spring of the Homeless Men at the base of the mountains. The
village has the typical cylindrical huts with conical tops. Gallah
is the Nuba chief. His hut has lavish trappings of stuffed chairs,
drapery, geometric wall hangings, and leopard skins. Tarzan travels
to the village to convince Gallah that he can help restore the balance
of power in Barongo Land.
Number -- 67.1
Village -- Tarzan goes to the native village to help the Nukongas
make and set a trap for the crocodiles that are plaguing the area.
The village is near a river and is made up of the typical huts.
Number -- 69.2
Village -- Home of the warlike Nurami tribe. They capture
Boy, Dombie and Miboko. Miboko uses his locust flute to allow the
boys to escape. The village consists of rectangular white buildings
with thatched roofs.
Number -- 97.2
-- a water hole in the Great Thorn Desert. Dr. Mac and Boy’s helicopter
is forced to land at the oasis because of a Touaregs bullet. Dr.
Mac recognizes the place. As the Touaregs approach the oasis a Garth
named Wheeck chases them away. As Dr. Mac makes repairs he explains
how Tarzan met Wheeck and how he, Tarzan, and Wheeck crossed the desert
to reach this water hole. They left Wheeck there. When the
repairs are completed they take off and see Wheeck with three young Garths
Number -- A#4.3
Stone Fortress -- (see Stronghold of Umangi)
Bar -- tavern Tarzan passed with the animals he freed from the
Jungle Land Inc. causing patrons to disbelieve their eyes. Animals
included Jad-bal-ja and his mate and two great apes.
Number -- 23.1
-- founded by the people of Atlantis. It has survived the sinking
of the lost continent. It is a might fortress on top of a high mountain.
Ruled by La, the Queen of Opar. In Dell #5 Tarzan believes that an
earthquake has destroyed Opar.
the dwarfs of Opar capture Sir Hal’s horse, Ronceval, and take it through
the secret entrance into the mountain. Tarzan and Sir Hal climb the
mountain and rescue his horse. La tells Tarzan about the tunnel and
the secret door that only opens from the inside. Once out the door,
they use Sir Hal’s lance to jamb the door shut. #28 Tarzan goes to
Opar to get gold and jewels so Inkolo can buy Ila’s freedom.
Lipona has become overcrowded. Prince Nikon and some white pygmies
come to Tarzan to help find them a new home. He takes them to Opar.
Tarzan rids the ruins of the apes, by getting them to eat bananas laced
with a sleeping potion. He lowers them down the mountain. He
and Buto pull the pygmies and their antelopes up to their new home.
Opar is described as having gilded pillars, jeweled lamps and altars of
Queen La and the dwarves of Opar capture Drake Carveth and his half sister,
Jean, who were on their way to Opar to steal gold. They take them
through the secret door. Tarzan comes to rescue them. He enlists
the aid of King Nikon, a little person (white pygmy). Nikon is referred
to as the King of Opar. Drake knows how the door works and leaves
without his sister. Tarzan, Jean, King Nikon, and the little people
also leave through the door.
Tarzan brings Jane and Boy to Opar to build them a new home for safety
sake. The White Pygmies help him build a stone cottage near their
tower city. They build it over an opening to the treasure vaults
Mulungu travels to Opar to deliver a message to Tarzan from the British
Commissioner. Where Tarzan lives is a secret to all except the Waziri.
Tarzan allows the trader, Willie Slyke, to be in the area. When Willie
tricks Boy into trading diamonds from the treasure of Opar for licorice
candy. Tarzan reclaims the jewels and kicks him out of the area.
Boy, Chako, and the baboons gain access to the treasure of Opar by removing
a heavy stone cover to the underground vault.
Tarzan climbs the Rock that holds Opar in his quest to rescue Jane and
Ellenya. La and her crooked men live in a deep ravine of Opar.
They have adobe type of houses for the people, a gigantic temple to the
moon, La’s huge palace, and priest’s quarters with underground tunnels
and galleries. One of the tunnels leads out of Rock.
Argus rescues Tarzan from the Talking Gorillas and brings him to the Rock
of Opar. King Nikko and the White Pygmies bring him into the city
of Opar. They live in the city. Opar looks like a Roman ruin
but not in a total disrepair. It has headless statuary and a grand
arch leading into the city. The pygmies use the great square for
Gangsters come to the Rock of Opar to steal the jewels. They land
their plane on the flat top of the mountain. The narration calls
the rock the cradle of a forgotten race. They drive off the White
Pygmies and descend into the Chasm of Opar. Tarzan and an earthquake
thwart their plans. Their plane crashes at the base of the mountain.
Opar has two references: one in the Valley of Opar and the other, the more
ancient one, on top of the Rock of Opar. An earthquake splits open
the Rock of Opar. A geyser spews sulfur smelling water, filling the
valley. The Oparians blame La and try to sacrifice her by chaining
her to the altar in the Temple of the Moon. Tarzan rescues her.
The White Pygmies leave the top of the Rock of Opar to return to their
traditional home in the desert because of the split and the smelly geyser.
Tarzan helps La relocate the Oparians to the top of the rock where their
traditional home was. An earthquake destroys the Oparian ruins on
top of the rock including the Temple of the Moon and the spiral tower that
the White Pygmies built as a community dwelling. The valley buildings
are white with a Greek look to them. The Opar also has a lot of white
Romanesque arches. The tower of the pygmies was peach colored and
Number -- 5+13.1+20 (inside front cover -Jungle World - map of Pal-ul-don)+28
+ 1.1+A 1 - (map of Pal-ul-don)+38.2+49.1+50.3+A#3.2+59.3+61 (Tarzan’s
World - inside front cover)+A#4.1+82.1+130.1
Clan Village -- It is the home of the desert pygmies known as
the Ostrich Clan because they use ostriches as mounts. After Tarzan
saves one of the clan from sabor, Ramotu, the chief, invites Tarzan and
Dr. Mac to the village. They have their own language that Tarzan
understands. The walls of the village are made of vegetation so thick
that Tarzan believes it could stop a bullet. The Tuaregs are their
primary enemy. In the center of the village is a fountain that features
an Africa native on its knees with a jar from which the water flows.
The women wear very fanciful and colorful clothes. Food appears to
be plentiful. Their huts are the typical round or square buildings
with grass roofs. Their prison area consists of short poles driven
into the ground, surrounded by a short picket fence.
Number -- 56.1
-- Home of the pygmies Prince Nikar and Princess Lulan. It is mentioned
several times but never seen.
Number -- No. 25.4
Wells -- on the other side of the Thorny Desert just before the
Great Swamp that protects Pal-ul-don. It is a good watering hole
after the desert.
Number -- 15.1
of La -- throne room of Opar - its garden has a secret tunnel
to the Cave-of-Heavy-Yellow-Stone.
Number -- 5
of the Bey -- house of Raksha Bey, the chief of the Berbers.
Arabs attempt to sell Alice d’Arnot to Raksha in the palace. Tarzan
slips into the palace and rescues her.
Number -- 29
-- “Land of Men” -- hidden land north of Opar. It is the home
of the Waz-don and the Ho-dons. Protected by a thorny desert and
also mountains. (Dell #22 has a splash page that links Cathne to
Tarzan travels there to free A-lur from Tor-o-don control;
Tarzan and Professor Plume travel through this land in search of a Lost
City containing the treasure of Isis.
Doctor MacWhirtle and Boy find Tarzan in Pal-ul-don. They have him
guide them to the Valley of the Monsters. A #1.3 - Tarzan flies Argus
to Alur to discover that the Torodons have taken over the city. He
recruits the help of the men of Cor-o-don to retake the city.
Tarzan brings the last of the Cathneans to Pal-ul-don to build a new home
after a volcano destroyed their city. The Cathneans build a city
they call Lion Rock.
New Cathne in Pal-ul-don is under attack by Athneans.
Tarzan, Muviro, and four Waziri observe a volcano that destroyed the home
of their enemy. They decide to visit the island of Lutor.
The Athneans built New Athne in Pal-ul-don with the Great Swamp coming
close to its back wall.
Lucia Tally and her brother, Jim, crash their plane in Pal-ul-don.
Tarzan takes her to the Tower of Ta-dan. After the Torodons are defeated,
Tarzan has her promise not to tell anyone about the Lost Land when she
gets back to civilization.
Tarzan discovers the Stork Men in a land-locked lagoon. He helps
them battle the Terribs.
Tarzan and the Waziri locate Saparta in a valley in Pal-ul-don.
In the Lost Land, Tarzan and the Waziri decide to go visit Cathne.
They discover that Timon has usurped his uncle and plans to attack Athne.
Tarzan and the Waziri go to Pal-ul-don and discover the Gallugos in Kando-mor.
Tarzan is in Pal-ul-don when he receives a telepathic message from Jane
- Jungle World.
Tarzan and Dr. Mac fly to Pal-ul-don in search of thipdar eggs.
Tarzan, Dr. Mervin and Yolanda are in the lagoon of the Stork Men.
Tarzan, Boy, Dr. Mervin and Yolanda are in the lagoon of the Stork Men.
Dr. Mac, Dr. Mervin, and Yolanda are forced to land on a mesa in Pal-ul-don
when the thipdar bites through its bonds and bites Dr. Mac. The Men
of Monga capture them. Tarzan rescues them and takes them back to
their plane. A Serpent of Pal-ul-don slithers up. Tarzan kills the
serpent by firing arrows while flying on Argus.
- After Tarzan and the Lutorians defeat the gangster, Mike Nucco, and his
henchmen, they canoe them to an island in Pal-ul-don. They leave
them spears to defend themselves against the creatures and people of the
Lost Land. #54.3 Tarzan is visiting Pal-ul-don. He meets King
Jathon. They are attacked by the Talking Gorillas.
Tarzan and Dr. Mac fly over the far edge of Pal-ul-don and discover the
valley of Karfu. A Karfu crossbow bolt downs their plane. They
are taken as prisoners of the Karfu.
The Gallugos have built a city in the land of Pal-ul-don. It is an
hour hard run for Tarzan from the Gallugos city to Cathne.
- Jungle World. #57.1 Tarzan takes his gift of a buffalo calf from
King Gallu to an idyllic pasture in Pal-ul-don. He trains the buffalo
and feeds it growth pellets. It becomes the giant buffalo known as
On the plains of Pal-ul-don, Tarzan and Gorgo warn Jorah and his men about
an emanate attack by the spotted lions of Pal-ul-don.
Tarzan and Dr. Mac fly to Pal-ul-don in search of gryf eggs. They
enter Kor-ul-gryf. Tarzan gathers some eggs. They are attacked
by Ho-dons and Tarzan is captured. He escapes Jalur and takes King
Zugu to Alur.
Tarzan, mounted on Argus, searches Pal-ul-don for the missing Boy and Aiglon.
He finds them trapped in a box canyon with Chet Harper, an American prospector.
Tarzan leads Harper across Pal-ul-don to the Great Swamp.
Having lost their home to the Talking Gorillas, the Athneans start to build
New Athne in the lost land. #68 (inside back cover) Home of
the Drossa, killer, meat-eating plant. #69 (splash page) Arctic
conditions and animals in Pal-ul-don.
Tarzan flies Argus to Pal-ul-don to search for the missing Dombie.
He rescues him from a thipdar nest.
Tarzan captures a gryf and rides it across Pal-ul-don to Tohr, the City
of Silence, to rescue Ta-den.
Title of the story includes Pal-ul-don. The story starts in Lutor
and includes the birth of a volcano in the lake surrounding Lutor.
Tarzan takes the downed royal air force personnel through the dinosaur
lands of the lost world. Joh-rah and his Dyal riders transport the
British through the Great Thorn Desert to a desert airstrip.
Tarzan studies the wildlife in the waterways of the Great Swamp.
He rescues Mountain people, Katar and Dera, from the Terribs. He
canoes them upstream where they are attacked by Hairy Giants, who capture
Katar and Dera. He rescues them and canoes them further upstream
to Kroo Maun.
37.1 Tarzan, Jane, and Boy fly the giant eagles to Kroo Maun in Pal-ul-don.
They are in search of healing medicines.
- It is in Pal-ul-don that Tarzan and King Jathon are confronted by Dinohyus.
They return to Cathne. Tarzan makes a growth medicine to create giant
lions to battle the Dinohyus thus making Pal-ul-don safer for the Cathneans.
No. 51.5 Pan-at-lee comes from Pal-ul-don seeking Tarzan’s help in rescuing
Om-at and the other captive Wazdons.
51.7 - The astronaut, Margaret Mackenzie, lands in the water near Lutor.
Tarzan tells her that she is in Pal-ul-don.
Number -- 4+ 6+ 9+15.1+16.1+18 (inside back cover - Jungle World)+ 18.2+19
(inside back cover - Jungle World)+ 20 (inside front cover -Jungle World
- map of Pal-ul-don)+22(sp)+24.1(inside front cover - Jungle World)+
24.2+26+31.1+A 1.3+ A 1 - (map of Pal-ul-don)+35+36.1+36 (Jungle
World - after second story) +36.2+39.2+41.1 +42.1+44.1+45.3+A2.2 +47.2+A2
(Jungle World)+48+49 (Jungle World)+49.3+50.1+51.1+ 52.3 +53.3+54.3+55.1+56.3+
A#3 (Jungle World)+57.1+60.1+61 (Tarzan’s World - inside front cover)+62.1+63.1+64.1+66.1+68
(inside front cover)+68 (inside back cover)+A#4 (inside front cover)+#69
(splash page)+78.2+A#5.1+112.1+115.1+No. 37.1+123.3+No. 51.5+No. 51.7
Men village -- The village is not named officially. It
is in a remote mountain valley near a lake. Access is gained through
a volcanic cave that has plenty of fresh air. It is at the bottom
of a volcanic crater and is made up of stone houses. A circular area
surrounded by a deep chasm houses the King Panther. Access to the
King Panther’s area is made by a flying bridge. They have a throne
or dais that has two stone panthers on top of it. After Tarzan rescues
Jane from the King Panther, he carries Jane down the chasm that leads to
water that brings them to a tunnel and eventually out of the Panther Men
Number -- 53.1
-- (Pal) Father of Mountains. Mountain in Pal-ul-don.
Tarzan flies over it on Argus.
Tarzan and Dr. Mac fly over the mountain on their way to Pal-ul-don to
obtain some gryf eggs.
Number -- A 1.3+62.1
-- TTe - Largest peak in Pal-ul-don. It is what Waz-don warriors
climb to prove their courage.
of Moon -- part of the Longobo Mts., home of the white savages
of Vari. The base of mountain contains a secret tunnel to the city
of the Vari.
Number -- 1
-- (LE - Mountains of the Moon)
Island -- While fishing in a catamaran, a storm forces Tarzan
and Boy to set a shore on Pirate Island. Reefs protect the island.
There is a hidden cove on the other side of the island that pirates use
to anchor their ships, thus the name. Tarzan finds a family of apes
who are stranded on the island from an earlier storm. He also discovers
mutineers on the island. He captures them and turns them over to
the port authorities.
Number -- 110.2
of Magon -- #25.1 - in the city Arrack. It is a large
lake that is surrounded by sheer mountain cliffs. The
people of Arrack believe it to be the home of their god Magon, a crocodile.
They place human sacrifices on a raft and push it out into the lake.
When Tarzan and N’tala are sent to be sacrifices, Tarzan breaks his bonds
and shoves a pole into the crocodile’s mouth. He then carries N’tala
underwater and follows the croc, which leads them through an underground
tunnel to the other side of the mountains.
Tarzan enters the water and kills Magon with his knife, thus exposing the
crocodile as a false god.
Number -- 25.1+30
quarters -- Tarzan rescues Jane and Queen Ellenya from the Moon
Temple of La. He brings them to the empty priest’s quarters.
The room has Egyptian papyrus-type of columns and a statue of a lion.
Tarzan knows about the underground passageways and galleries under the
quarters because La once held him captive there. He takes his charges
through a trap door, into the tunnels, and out of the Rock that holds Opar.
Number -- 59.3
camp -- A French prospecting crew searches for oil deposit.
Their camp is a group of tents. The cook is alone in the camp when
a Garth enters and destroys the camp. Tarzan, who is tracking the Garth,
finds the cook unharmed.
Number -- 121.1
Village -- A#4.4 Boy and Dombie paddle upstream, portage
around some rapids, paddle into a gorge, and travel through a cleft
in the rocks to find a lost tribe of pygmies. They speak a clicking
language and have no apparent structures other than nets. They have
a dais of stone with a gold stool on top.
Tarzan and Boy are force to land on an unnamed island in the Lake of the
Mists. They find a pygmy village. It is made up of the typical
huts. The king sits on a stone chair in the middle of the village.
The have gardens. Some pygmies have houses away from the village
where they farm. Baboons plague the pygmies. Tarzan captures
the baboons and transports them to the mainland.
Tarzan seeks and finds the pygmy village of Kaisu. Kaisu moves his
village often. Their huts are tiny cylinders shapes, which are topped
with leaves in a conical shape.
Tarzan goes to the Pygmy Village and confronts the chief, Neesi, about
a poison arrow that killed an ape. Neesi claims that the arrow came
from another village. Tarzan threatens to evict the village if it
happens again. Boy thinks that living with pygmies would be more
fun so he runs away to the village. It is not so attractive when
he learns that the pygmies are to cahoots with ivory poachers. The
village is a series of small huts in a forest. The huts are in the
shape of a half cylinder lying on its side with one end open.
Number -- A#4.4+70.2+76.2+89.2
Fields/Plantations -- #45.1 Plantations owned by Geoffrey
Barbour and Roberta Faye. Buto Matari’s tribe of Bamwe and other
tribes earn most of their living working the fields of an unnamed crop.
The evil witch doctor, Ungali, uses ‘ghosts’ to try to frighten off the
workers so that he can own the plantations. He has discovered gold
in a cave on the plantation. Tarzan exposes his plot.
When the Owl and the other Secret Society members plan to kill Tarzan is
thwarted, the Owl plans to get the scalp of man who runs the Pyrethrum
Plantation to fool the Secret Master into thinking they have killed the
ape-man. A spear in the middle of patio breakfast table sends Geoffrey,
Roberta, and a small girl into the house. (It may have been from
Tarzan as a warning to take cover before the Secret Society could attack.)
(“Tarzan’s World” splash page) - Natives are shown harvesting the daisy-like
pyrethrum. It is made into a powder for protection against the Tsetse
Number -- 45.1+A#3.3+80 (“Tarzan’s World” splash)
Dashani Mountains -- Tarzan, d’Arnot, Doris Ramsay, and a safari
head into the mountains in search of Miss Doris’ father, John Ramsay, who
has been missing for three years. The native bearers are nervous
about going into the mountains because of the legend of the Devil Ogre
who rules the Tower of Hotoombo and is guarded by white gorillas that speak.
Number -- FC 134
Dashani Pass -- Tarzan and d’Arnot are headed for the pass in
the Ras Dashani Mountains when they see Doris Ramsay parachute from her
Number -- FC 134
Dashani Rest House -- A house on stilts at the base of the Ras
Dashani Mountains. It is the last stop before entering the formidable
mountains. It is a place to organize your safari and hire native
bearers. Timmons is the manager of the rest house. Captain
Hardy takes care of hiring the native bearers. This is where Tarzan
and d’Arnot bring the downed Doris Ramsay. After the rescue of John
Ramsay, they return to the rest house.
Number -- FC 134
Canyon -- The Kondis raiders believe that Boy is magic and follow
him. Tarzan has him lead them into Red Canyon to wait for cattle.
The canyon has reddish walls and is very narrow. There is a narrow
ledge up high. Boy climbs to the ledge. Tarzan, Buto, and his
men stampede wild buffaloes into the canyon. The raiders must climb
the cliffs to save themselves. The raiders are captured.
Number -- 92.2
Gorge -- Jane and Boy flee from the Wabuna in a canoe.
Their pursuers are faster and start to catch up. Jane steers their
craft into the Red Gorge. The gorge is lined with steep red rock
and ends in a waterfall. There is a small island in the middle if
the river just in front of the falls. The Wabuna are afraid to enter
the gorge. Jane and Boy make it safely to the island. Argus
and Aguila find them and carry them off the island.
Number -- No. 25.1
Rock -- A landmark at the edge of the Great Desert. Whiling
flying on Argus, Boy uses it to tell his location.
Number - 44.1
Rock Canyon -- Tarzan and Boy on their way to the Ostrich Men
travel must go through Red Rock Canyon. They meet a tribe of reddish
baboons living in the canyon. Tarzan helps them heal gunshot wounds
inflected by the Blue Raiders. Tauregs capture Boy and ride off.
As they pass through the canyon, the baboons rein rocks down on them.
Number -- 64.2
Grande -- river in Texas. Slim Doling, Red, and Shorty,
three rich cowboys from Texas, are known as the riders from
the Rio Grande.
Number -- 33.1
Gorge -- Title story. American photographer, Tom Lindon,
learns that Chacma baboons are plentiful in Roaring Gorge. He goes
to take pictures. Brant Torrey, white hunter and guide, comes to
Tarzan to enlist his aid in finding him. The white water rapids running
through the gorge are so fierce that no man has come through them alive.
Tarzan and Brant approach on foot. The baboons confront them because
they believe that Lindon stole a balu. They are forced to dive into
the river, where they find Lindon, who had rescued the balu from the water.
Tarzan directs Lindon’s canoe onto the rocks to avoid the rapids.
The balu is returned to the tribe, and they return to Tarzan’s country.
Number -- 73.2
The -- A #1.1- What Tarzan calls the mountain that holds Opar.
referred to as the Rock of Opar.
Tarzan climbs the sheer cliff with his two trained black panthers in his
quest to rescue Jane from La.
Argus rescues Tarzan from the Talking Gorillas and carries him to the Rock
of Opar. The White Pygmies untie him. Tarzan convinces them
to help defend Cathne against the Bolgani. King Nikko’s army is lowered
from the Rock by a crude elevator.
Prince Ilonyi informs Tarzan that an earthquake has split the Rock of Opar
and that they are returning to their traditional home in the desert.
Tarzan and Jad-bal-ja go to Opar and walk through the split into valley
of Opar. Tarzan helps La relocate the Oparians from the flooded valley
to the top of Opar.
Number -- A 1.1+49.1+59.3+A#4.1+82.1+130.1
of Leopards -- M’gogo, one of Buto’s tribe, informs Tarzan that
the N’goro warriors are approaching Buto’s Kraal in a ravine near the Rock
Number -- 83.2
That Can Not Be Climbed -- how Inkolo describes the mountain
on which Opar rests. Tarzan climbs the sheer face of the cliff.
Number -- 28
Plains -- “flower man plains” - where Pan-at-lee rode her
gryff while fleeing Tor-lot.
Number -- 4
Valley -- It is where Castra Sanguinarius and Castrum Mare are
located in the Wiramwazi Mountains.
Number -- 57.3
-- The Downs family camp in some ruins. Lions inhabit the ruins.
The white broken walls have statue of lions and other creatures on top
of them. The lions scare off the young Downs boy. The father
and mother leave in their safari car. Boy and Dombie find Jeremy
and bring him back to the ruins. They spend the rest of the day and
part of the night on top of the wall, fending off the lions. The
Downs return with a hunter to drive away the lions.
Number -- A#7.6 (Boy story)
Mountains -- the page states that ancient geographers called
them the Mountains of the Moon.
Number -- 119 (splash page “Mountains of the Moon“)