village -- Tarzan finds the two missing prospectors, Tobey and Harry,
in an abandon village. He saves them from a leopard. We see
only one ransacked hut.
Number -- 104.1
Village -- Tarzan goes to the Achinga Village because they are the
strongest of the war-like tribes north of Tarzan’s jungle. He plans
to make them the peacekeepers of the area. The village is well built
and has a strong sense of order to it. The buildings are the usual
white sides with thatched roofs. There are both rectangular and circular
buildings. Tarzan teaches the Achinga warriors how to fight with
quarterstaffs. He stands on a platform overlooking the practice area.
Large jars standing near some of the buildings are level with the roofs.
There are pigs and chickens in the streets.
Number -- 101.1
Adrar -- the town of Sheik Ibrahim. The Sheik burns Tarzan’s
tree house and captures Jane and Boy. Tarzan rides a gryf to the
walled city. The gryf breaks through the gate as Tarzan scales the
walls. It is a very Arab-looking city. Tarzan, Jane, and Boy
escape on a mule as the Arabs are battling the gryf.
Number -- 47.2
Cave -- Tarzan compares the Shiftas’ Treasure Room to Aladdin’s Cave
(see Treasure Room of the Shiftas)
Number -- 88.1
-- city of light, capital city of the Ho-dons of Pal-ul-don. It is
the home of Tarzan’s friend Ta-den, Prince of A-lur.
is a marble city ruled by Ja-don.
gangsters take over A-lur;
Alur (no hyphen) is overthrown by Tor-o-dons. Tarzan frees the city.
Alur is described as the shinning city. It is near snowcapped mountains
and a blue lake;
-Torodons mounted on gryfs overthrow the city. Tarzan recruits Jorah’s
people to help retake the city.
Although not seen in this story, Alur has an outpost called the Tower of
Ta-dan. (see Tower of Ta-dan). Ja-don is King. He sends a message
from Alur to the tower that they can expect no reinforcements form Alur
as the city is under siege by Torodons. Tarzan refers to Alur as
partially in the Stone Age with only the beginnings of the development
On the bluest lake in Pal-ul-don is Alur. The buildings are reflected
in the lake water. A Romanesque arched bridge leads into the city.
Tarzan and King Taden crash through the wooden gates on Gorgo, the giant
buffalo, to confront the usurper Prince Kodon, Jaden’s cousin. There
are Romanesque arches in the city as well. Most of the buildings
appear to be flat roofed. Alur has mastered metals. They are
Tarzan leaves Alur on Gorgo in search of the giant White Apes, which King
Taden told him about.
A-lur’s white walled city is set against a lake. They have a treaty
with Ja-lur. King Ta-den is dead and the treaty is broken for some
unexplained reason. Ta-den, the second, becomes King of A-lur. Tarzan
goes to the two A-lurian forts, Ara-don and Zu-den, to bring back the warriors
to defend the city against Ja-lur. Ja-lur attacks the city and smashes
through the main gate. Tarzan convinces the Ja-lur warriors to unite
with the A-lur warriors to defeat the Terribs who have poured into the
city behind the Ja-lur attack. The Terribs are defeated. A-lur
and Ja-lur agree to peace between them.
51.5 -Tarzan and Pan-at-lee sneak into the Roman-like city. It has
many towers and domes similar to the dome of Florence. Tarzan rescues
Om-at and five Wazdons from a tower in A-lur. Ta-den is ill and away
from the city. His priest, who was in charge of the city, is behind
Number -- 6+9+16.1+20 (inside front cover -Jungle World - map of
Pal-ul-don - called the capitol of Pal-ul-don)+24.2+A 1.3+A 1 (map of Pal-ul-don)+
Village -- The village is built in the shadow of Maui Mungu M’baya,
an active volcano. When the volcano spits out its lava, the huts
burn to the ground. The Amaui sacrifice humans to appease the volcano.
Their huts are white cylinders with thatched roofs.
Number -- 95.1
town ruins -- When the Ubamwes capture Tarzan they lower him
through the roof of a building in the ancient town ruin to hold him until
Sheik Ibrahim and his men can arrive. Tarzan tells N’kima to have
Boy bring M’bogo, the giant buffalo, to rescue him. The buffalo easily
smashes through the wall. Boy frees Tarzan’s arms. They ride
out of the ruins on M’bogo.
Number -- 68.2
Fishing Village -- From the back of Argus Tarzan discovers a tiny Arab
fishing village. He saves the Sheik’s daughter, Sara, from a leopard.
Tarzan learns from Sheik Abdullah Ben Ibrahim that the Channel Pirates
are keeping them from fishing. Tarzan uses the fishing Arabs and
survivors of a three-mast ship to rid the area of the pirates.
Number -- 83.1
-- Ara-don is one of the forts of the city of A-lur. Tarzan travels
to Ara-don and to the other fort Zu-don to gather the A-lur warriors to
protect A-lur against an attack from the armies from Ja-lur. Neither
fort is shown.
Number -- 124.1
-- “Home of Lightning” - City of the Ko-bolgani. It is a walled city
with domed buildings, tiled pavement, and statues of apes. The buildings
have Islamic type window openings.
Number -- 10
-- #25.1 - The city is deep in a walled valley. The cruel Queen
Mataha rules them. They have a giant spider under the control of
the Queen, which they use to capture people for slaves and sacrifices to
their crocodile god, Magon. Tarzan goes to the city to rescue N’tala,
bride-to-be of Kilumo. She was captured by the giant spider and taken
to the city.
- Tarzan, the Waziri, and Dr. MacWhirtle go to Arrack, wipe out the giant
spiders, destroy their false god, and force the people of Arrack to reform
Number -- 25.1+30
City of -- The City of Ivory and the enemy of Cathne.
- In a battle between Cathne and Athne, Prince Jathon is captured and subjected
to the Elephant Ordeal. Tarzan uses an Athnean elephant to rescue
him and crash through the walls of Athne.
New Athne is being built in Pal-ul-don. It has high, white walls
with the Great Swamp near its rear wall.
- Tom Culver comes to New Athne looking for his fianc?e, Ellen Maypool.
Prince Ergon subjects them and Doctor Maypool to the Ordeal of Elephants.
Tarzan rescues them. New Athne has the look of an ancient Greek city
(much like Alur in Dell Annual #1.3). Yet, the main gate to the city
is not finished.
Timon and his Cathnean warriors approach Athne. Timon rides Goliath
up to the walls. Spears from the Athneans enrage Goliath and kill
Timon. Goliath leaps the Athnean walls smashing large gaps in it.
The sight of Goliath causes the Athnean war elephants to do more damage
within the city. King Jathon and Prince Ergon make a peace agreement.
- King Ergon rules Athne. Tarzan finds a trail of thousands of Talking
Bolgani leading towards Athne. Even though they are the enemies of
Cathne, he travels to Athne to warn them. They don’t believe him
and try to capture the ape-man. The Athneans sound their alarm gong
when Tarzan tries to escape. The gorillas swarm over the walls and
take the city. They gorillas kill King Ergon. Tarzan mounted
on Tantor and Jathon mounted on Goliath drive the gorillas back into Athne.
Tarzan warns the gorillas not to cross the Great Swamp.
Tarzan learns of the Talking Gorillas’ plot to attack Cathne. He
travels to the former city of Athne to see what he can learn. He
discovers that the gorillas have many rafts to move their troops down the
Great Swamp. The city looks about the same, except that the gorillas
have used up the food supply and are now looking for slaves to grow food.
He tricks the guard into opening the gate as he rides Hathor, the chief
elephant, out of the city.
(Boy story) Boy flies Argus over Athne and discovers that the Talking Bolgani
are using human slaves.
With Athne (referred to as Old Athne) being occupied by the Talking Gorillas,
the Athneans work on building New Athne in Pal-ul-don. They quarry
stone from a far area and transport it to the new site by elephants.
They use a crane system to raise the stones in place. The Athnean
women and children remain in Cathne as the work is being done. After
the gorillas attack New Athne, Tarzan forms an alliance with the Athneans,
Cathneans, and Gallugos. Together they oust the Bolgani from Old
Tarzan brings Shareef Hussein to Athne, which the ape-man calls the City
of Elephants. In Athne Tarzan enlist the aid of the Prince Timon
and his stonemasons to repair the aqueduct of the City in the Sands.
Dell Number -- 21.1+22.2+A 1.2+39.2+40.1+45.3+52.1+54.3+56.2 (Boy
Village -- The Bageena Village is situated under a cliff high
on a mountain. Their buildings are circular with thatched roofs.
They worship the father of apes. They have the image of a baboon
carved into the cliff above the village. The Wakinda tribe lives
in a nearby region. When drums tell of a white man’s capture, Boy
and Dombie think that it is Tarzan. They travel to the village disguised
as monkeys. The disguises temporarily fool the Bageena. Tarzan
rescues the boys and the intended victim.
Number -- 127.2
Village -- The narration says that the Imanga warriors travel
to the Bakongo Village to rescue Tarzan from the Bakongo. No part
of a village is seen. What is shown are the Bakongo suspending Tarzan
upside-down by a seesaw pole over a river.
Number -- 125.2
Witch Doctor’s Hut -- The Balugas perform the Moon Dance on an
island. Boy and Dombie swim to the island and rescue N’kima.
They avoid the Balugas. The boys sneak into the witch doctor’s hut
on the island. The hut is a thatched roofed building. The outside
of the hut has a number of poles around it decorated with antelope skulls
and crocodile skins. Inside the hut there are a number of statues,
masks, and porcupine skins. The boys use the porcupine skins to sneak
past the Balugas.
Number -- 131.2
Stream -- The Balu-lil Stream is where N’kima spots the escaped
Kabarounga. N’kima tells Thorak about Kabarounga, who attempts to
kill the ape. Thorak tells Tarzan about Kabarounga. Tarzan
finds the tracks and scent near the stream. He starts to track the
Number -- 123.1
village -- This village has no name. We learn the names
of two people from the village - Barengo and his bride-to-be, Ilona.
The village is on the edge of a remote part of the Ituri Forest.
The village has white circular huts and brown thatched roofs. Once
every generation the Mengo, forest spirits, take the most beautiful girl
in the tribe. A golden statue is left as payment for the girl.
Number -- No. 37.3
-- (see also - Barongo Land) - This area of Africa is spelled with an ‘a’
in the title. Throughout the story it is spelled with an ‘o.’
Number -- 67.1
Land -- The area containing the Mountains of Barongo. (It
is spelled Baronga in the title.) There are two principle tribes
in the land - the Kordo, the ruling class, and the Nuba, the serfs who
are almost slaves. Tarzan and Buto travel there with the huge Nuba
named Adumo to restore the balance of power.
Number -- 67.1
Mountains -- separates the great desert from the Valley of the
Number -- 8
Swamp -- (see Great Swamp)
River -- Tarzan helps Nogoni and his family to escape King Umpongwe
and his warriors. He leads them to the gorge on the Batumi River.
Tarzan swings across the river on a vine. He tosses a vine rope back
to Nogoni. They cross the river gorge to safety. The normal
crossing of the river is fifty miles from this place.
Number -- A#7.7
kopje -- This is one of the three places that Tarzan has Muviro
tell the British to have a plane ready in case he can capture Kabarounga.
It is not used or seen in this story.
Number -- 123.1
Mountain Range -- The mountain range near the City of the Sand
(s). Its river supplies the water for the city. The Beni Adhemi
are in desperate need of seed grain and livestock. Tarzan takes Hussein
to the mountains to pan for gold to purchase the necessary supplies.
Number -- A#5.4
Village -- home of the fierce tribe know as the witch people
Number -- 4
Market -- Jane rides Jad-bal-ja to the Bororo Market because
she suspects that N’kima has been captured and sold to the pet merchant.
It is an open-air market near a walled city. The merchants have colorful
umbrellas and hang clothes over their areas.
Number -- No. 25.2
Village -- home of the Boruti tribe also known as the wild hunters.
The village is the usual round huts with thatched roofs. The Boruti
capture the pygmy Prince Nikar and place him in a cage suspended from a
tree in the village. Tarzan has the pygmy warriors charge into the
village and set fire to the huts. The Boruti are so busy fighting
the fires that Tarzan’s rescue almost goes unnoticed except for the Chief.
Tarzan drops the cage on the Chief’s head.
Number -- No. 25.4
canyon -- The American prospector Chet Harper’s plane crashes
in a box canyon in Pal-ul-don. The canyon has sufficient food and
water for Harper to survive for three years. He has panned for twenty
thousand dollars worth of gold in the canyon. Boy and Aiglon, the
giant eagle, are forced down into the canyon by kingbirds. Aiglon’s
wing is damaged, so they are also stranded in the canyon. Four days
later Tarzan riding Argus finds them. He has Argus fly the gold to
the top of the canyon and then returns for Harper. Aiglon has healed
enough to carry Boy up out of the canyon.
Number -- 63.1
Village/Kraal -- #49.2 (Boy story) - Boy and Dombie
go to the village with their warthog kill. They make a deal with
a Bahatwe trader for weapons.
- Tarzan flies into Buto’s Village to enlist his help in tracking down
the Secret Society that is terrorizing the area. Tarzan refers to
the village as a kraal.
Tarzan helps Buto’s tribe rid the kraal of a gryf that wandered in from
Pal-ul-don. The gryf wreaks havoc in the village, knocking down the
pole walls, huts, and chicken coops. Tarzan subdues the gryf and
uses the beast to thwart an attack by the M’goro warriors upon the village.
N’kima warns Tarzan and Buto that Watumba warriors have surrounded Buto’s
Kraal. The Watumba capture Tarzan and his large friend. Tarzan
manages to save Buto and carry him through the gate of the kraal.
The kraal has a platform that overlooks the pole fence, which surrounds
- Buto and Tarzan return to Buto’s Village after discovering that one of
his people killed an elephant with a poison arrow. The young men
are celebrating. Buto banishes the offenders. The witch doctor,
Kisambu, has a hut near the village. He turns the Bamwe against their
leader, Buto. Buto escapes and goes to Tarzan. The ape-man
and Buto enter the village at night. All the huts have their doors
closed because they are afraid that Buto will return with vengeance.
Number -- 49.2+50.3+83.2+99.1+125.1
village -- In the valley of Kando-mor in Pal-ul-don, Muviro and
the Waziri are captured by cannibals and brought to their village.
They have conical huts and live near a stream. They have huge half
cylinder ovens to cook their victims. They tie up the Waziri and
place them in the river up to their necks to soften them up. Tarzan
Number -- A2.2
of Night -- King Jadon of Jalur sends his sons to the Canyon
of Night to retrieve the Treasure of Kings thus proving them fit for the
throne. The people of Pal-ul-don know about the canyon but no one
knows how to get into it. The older sons die trying. Tarzan
helps a reluctant Prince Rotan on his quest. The Prince has a bracelet
with a riddle on it to guide them on their way. A great crowned head
marks the way. They must descent into the valley and cross a waterfall.
Another trail marker is a relief carving of a great wingless bird.
A spring fed lake is at the base of the valley. A temple is at the
far side of the lake. The temple has an oriental looking statue,
which contains the treasure. There is a secret chamber with stairs
leading up out of the canyon. The chamber self-seals after exiting.
Number -- A#6.4
of No Return -- The ailing Muviro spears a kudu in the Kudu Hills.
The kudu runs and falls into the Canyon of No Return. Tarzan carries
Muviro down the sheer cliff. The warmth of the canyon is good for
Muviro’s rheumatism. The heat from the sun causes the rocks on the
cliff to explode and create landslides. The warm mineral springs
in the canyon are healing waters to Muviro. They camp for weeks so
Muviro can bath in the mineral springs. Garths inhabit the valley
as well as an unnamed native tribe, who use poison arrows.
Number -- 131.1
of the Mandrills (Mandrill Canyon) -- While passing through the Canyon
of the Mandrills, Tarzan rescues Moki from the baboons. The young
boy is searching for the rifle of Tippoo Tib, the symbol of power for the
Badunga people. His father hid the rifle in the canyon before he
was killed in battle. Tarzan helps to protect Moki from the vicious
baboons in the canyon. They follow a map that leads them into a crack
in a cliff wall. Inside the crack they discover an abandon city constructed
with post and lintel architecture and has many relief carvings. Tarzan
finds the rifle in a structure that was probably used to collect water.
It has a large relief carving of a mandrill. Tarzan and Moki escape
from the city and the baboons via an underground river.
Number -- 100.1
Kingdom of -- is found in the Valley of Lyonesse, founded by
members of King Richard Coeur de Lion crusade of 1190. On their way
to free Jerusalem from the Saracens their ship was blown off course.
They landed in northwest Africa and established a community, which never
left the valley. It is named after Mount Carmel in the Holy Lands,
which lies on the Mediterranean coast.
Number -- 13.1
-- LJ - (Nimmr and City of Sepulcher, lost cities, founded by crusaders
who had been shipwrecked in Africa in 1191.)
Sanguinarius -- The Marble City. It lies deep in a valley
with a lake in central Africa, West end, 2000 years old. It was formed
by a Roman legion, who rebelled, kidnapped women to be come their wives.
It was later split into two warring nations.
- It is said to be located in the Wiramwazi Mountain in a placed referred
to as the Roman Valley. Tarzan swims past a war galley patrolling
the waters and climbs the walls of Castra Sanguinarius. He hunts
for two white men sold to the lost Romans by Shiftas.
Tarzan refers to it being in the Valley of the Lost Legion. Tarzan
returns to fulfill a promise. He sees a war galley of Castra Sanguinarius
attack a galley from Castrum Mare. He goes to Castra Sanguinarius
to see if he can rescue Tribune Rufus’ son. It is Emperor Brutus
Sanguinarius’ birthday. Games are being held in the arena.
Tarzan rescues the men from Castrum Mare and captures the Emperor.
He carries him through a secret gate.
- The city is referred to as Castra. Sir Ronald Crabtree ignores
Tarzan’s warning to stay away from Castra. He is captured.
Tarzan and two apes go to rescue him. They scale the walls.
In the royal courtyard Sir Ronald tells the Emperor of the wondrous things
the Europeans have created. The Imperator thinks he is mad.
Suddenly a volcano emerges from the ground. Tarzan and the apes manage
to rescue Sir Ronald and escape the city. Many citizens of Castra
also escape the destruction of the city on galleys. Castra is totally
Number -- 21.2+57.3+58.3+89.1
Mare -- #21.2 - is located at the east end of a deep valley
with a lake in central Africa, 2000 years old. They are the enemies
of Castra Sanguinarius. It was formed by a Roman legion, who rebelled,
kidnapped women to be come their wives, and later split into two warring
Tarzan follows the trail of his captured family, Jane and Boy, to Castrum
Mare. He uses a dugout canoe to cross the lake to the city.
He slips over the walls unseen. He hopes that Cassius Hasta is still
emperor. He rips a bar off of a ventilator shaft to gain entrance
to Hasta’s quarters. Hasta commands the great war galleys of Castrum
Mare to help Tarzan defeat the Pirate King, who are their enemies and have
Jane and Boy hostage. In return for his help against the pirates
Hasta promises to abolish slavery in Castrum Mare.
- It is said to be located in the Wiramwazi Mountain in a placed referred
to as the Roman Valley. It is not seen in this story, but it is noted
that Castrum Mare has outlawed slavery.
Tribune Rufus is knocked off his galley during a fight with Castra Sanguinarius.
Tarzan rescues him from the lake and takes him to Castrum Mare. In
Castrum Mare, Rufus prepares a swift little galley in the hopes that Tarzan
can rescue his son. Augustus is emperor of Castrum Mare.
- The Emperor Paetus Augustus now rules Castrum Mare. Cassius Hasta
has bee murdered. The city continues its practice of arena games
with men and animals. Tarzan and Jad-bal-ja are captured and brought
to the city for the games. The city appears larger than ever with
white Roman and Greek type buildings. The supporters of the slain
emperor conspire with Tarzan to escape the city. Tarzan bends the
bars of the new emperor’s palace chamber. He captures Paetus Augustus
and takes him hostage. They escape by fishing boats. Castrum
Mare’s war galleys search for them but Tarzan outwits them.
Number -- 21.2+A#3.1+57.3+58.3+106.1
Cathne -- #21.1 - The City of Gold - 20 yrs. after CiG
Tarzan returns to obtain aid for Elaine Hammond, who was injured in a jeep
accident. Alextar is king and Tomos is a nobleman. Gemnon,
a nobleman, is a friend of Tarzan from CiG. They use the ‘Field of
Lions” as an execution area.
- Upon learning about the City of Gold from Elaine, Mr. Hammond, and Jathon,
the gangster, Lou Coron, and his henchman capture Tarzan and force him
to take them to Cathne. They attempt to steal the gold from the city.
Tarzan’s plan makes it look like they are getting the gold, but soon the
tables have turned and the gangsters are all killed by hunting lions.
- Cathne and Athne battle on the plains. Prince Jathon is captured
by the Athneans. Tarzan goes to the city and speaks with King Gemnon.
Tarzan believes that Boy is dead and will attempt a rescue.
- A volcano destroys Cathne. Jathon is now king. They travel
to Pal-ul-don with Tarzan and build a new city called Lion Rock.
- New Cathne (Lion Rock) comes under siege by the Athneans. Tarzan
goes to Dr. Mervin and creates a giant lion, Goliath. Tarzan and
Goliath break the siege of New Cathne. (See also - Lion Rock)
#41.2 Tarzan goes to the city when he learns that Goliath has broken out
of his corral and is on the loose.
Outside of Cathne Tarzan and the Waziri save Queen Elaine from Black Panthers
and learn that King Jathon may be dead. They return to Cathne.
Tarzan leaves to see if he can stop the war that Timon desperately wants.
#46.1 - Upon returning to New Cathne, Tarzan and Jathon find the city besieged
by Terribs. Gallugos mounted on wild buffalos help defeat the Terribs.
They remain at Cathne for a week.
- After receiving a telepathic message from Jane for help, Tarzan rides
a gryf to New Cathne to pick up Muviro and the Waziri.
- After gorillas overrun Athne, the Cathneans accept and welcome the survivors
of Athne, their traditional enemy. (At the beginning of this story,
Tarzan speculates that the Bolgani are the same tribe that once occupied
the City of Gold. This is probably a distorted reference to Dell
when Tarzan displaced a city of gorillas with the Lost Legion.)
- After a brush with three Talking Gorillas, Tarzan and King Jathon return
to Cathne. Cathne has an archway that leads into the city.
It looks almost like an aqueduct. The three gorillas attack Goliath
in the courtyard. Tarzan drives them off. After visiting the
gorilla city, the former Athne, Tarzan prepares a plan for the defense
of Cathne. He effectively causes a revolt amongst the gorillas’ elephants,
thus thwarting their attack before they can reach Cathne.
Tarzan comes to the City of Gold to get a lion skin from the Keeper of
Lions. He uses it to stampede the buffaloes that the Torodons captured
from the Gallugos.
A volcano eruption in the Valley of Monsters has sent dinosaurs in the
vicinity of Cathne. It has also brought Torodons mounted on gryfs
to attack the city walls. Tarzan teaches the Cathneans how to throw
flasks of oil down on the gryfs and then ignite them with torches.
It drives off the attackers. Tarzan enlists the aid of Jo-rah and
his men mounted on dyals to thwart a night attack by the Torodons on Cathne.
Cathne has more towering structures than before.
- Even more towers are present in this story. Tarzan travels to Jorah’s
camp (either in Cathne or near Cathne) to recruit men to help rescue Jorah
and some of his men, who have been captured by the Men of Monga.
They have rudimentary dwellings with conical roofs. It is here that
Tarzan designs the protective shield for the dyals as a defense against
the Monga’s bolas.
Tarzan rescues the stranded American prospector, Chet Harper. He
leads him to Cathne. Cathne towers higher than in previous issues.
It also has structures down on the plains with no walls. It has structures
in the hills with walls. It has an acropolis. Harper tells
us that the gates are made of gold. Harper so loves Cathne that decides
to stay forever.
Tarzan and Chet Harper leave Cathne for civilization. Cathne looms
high but not as high as in the previous story.
The Athnean women and children stay in Cathne as the Athnean men build
New Athne. Tarzan sets up a meeting with the Athneans, Gallugos,
and Cathneans in Cathne. They form an alliance to oust the Talking
Gorillas from Old Athne.
The Talking Gorillas use scaling ladders in their attack on Cathne.
Tarzan uses the White Pygmies to attack from the ground and has the Cathneans
ride their lions bareback into the battle. A dome in Cathne looks
like Michelangelo’s dome over St. Peter’s in Rome.
Tarzan and Princess Loma go to Cathne to see if the Cathneans will round
up their excess lions for the Lutorians. Cathne looms on the horizon
with its lofty buildings.
Tarzan flies Argus to Cathne. The city still looks very Greek.
The white buildings have gold roofs and gold fascia. There are large
gold urns along the palace walls. Lord Rython informs King Jathon
and Tarzan that the Mitzeraim have captured Prince Thyron and his hunting
party. A rescue party leaves the city on riding lions.
- On his way to Cathne Tarzan and N’kima are chased by a Garth. They
make it to the City of Gold to learn that the Garth is keeping the city
under siege like conditions. Tarzan and King Jathon travel to Pal-ul-don
and bring back two red gryfs. The red gryfs kill the Garth thus freeing
Cathne. Cathne is a white walled city with a tall structure that
progressively becomes smaller in diameter as it gets taller.
- An earthquake destroys Cathne. Only parts of the white stone buildings
remain standing. Tarzan and Jathon track the surviving Cathneans
to their temporary tent camp in a valley. They have surrounded their
camp with a sharpened pole fence. Mounted on Gorgo, Tarzan easily
jumps over the fence. #123.3 -After their confrontation with a Dinohyus,
Tarzan and King Jathon return to Cathne so that Tarzan can make growth
medicine. Cathne is a walled city, mostly white. It resembles
an ancient Italian city. In Cathne they transform three lion cubs
into giant lions to battle the Dinohyus.
Number -- 21.1+22.2+A 1.2+35+36.1+41.2+45.3+46.1+47.2+52.1+54.3+56.3+
-- CiG+TaM -
Men Village -- #38.1 - home of the Lost Tribe. It
is an elaborate city at the end of Crater Lake. The island in the
middle of the lake contains the Temple of Brule. Tarzan and Loma
approach the city by descending a cleft in the mountain crater. The
city is filled with arches and domed buildings. A volcano erupts
and destroys the temple.
- It is the home of the Lost Tribe called Cat Men. It is located
in the Cat Mountains and is ruled by a queen. Tarzan and Dr. Mac’s
plane is forced to land in Crater Lake, which surrounds the village.
King Zugu, who is Tarzan captive, escapes from the plane and his captured
by the Cat Men. Tarzan gains access to the palace via a tree next
to the building. The Queen’s quarters are decorated with many tribal
masks and statues. The Queen of the Cat Men evades Tarzan by crawling
in a trunk in her throne room. The trunk has a secret trap door that
leads out of the room. Tarzan rescues King Zugu and commandeers a
canoe from the royal docks to escape the area.
Number -- 38.1+68.1
Mountain -- Cat Mountain is what Tarzan calls the home of the
Cat Men. Tarzan and Dr. Mac experience engine trouble as they attempt
to bring their captive King Zugu to Alur to force a peace treaty.
They land inside a crater (Cat Mountain) on a lake that in a previous story
was called Crater Lake. Tarzan has Dr. Mac repair the plane and fly
to the Lake of Lutor while he rescues King Zugu from the Cat Men.
The ape-man canoes King Zugu out of a cleft in the mountain that leads
to Lake of Lutor.
Number -- 68.1
-- After Jess nicks a young elephant with his rifle, Tarzan disarms
him. The herd chases Tarzan, Buto, Jess and Bess. Tarzan leads
them to a cave for safety for the night. Other animals caught in
the fury of the elephant herd also take refuge in the cave - leopards,
lions, and hyenas. The elephants try to get at the humans in the
cave but are unsuccessful. In the morning the elephants leave, as
do all the creatures within the cave.
Number -- 110.1
natives’ home -- Tarzan and the ape, Borok, rescue natives of
an unnamed tribe from a cliff. They follow the natives to a split
in a mountain. The cave reeks of sulfur fumes and steam. An
opening leads down to a fiery volcanic pit. Tarzan and Borok watch
the cave natives perform a dance, which Borok thinks is a Dum-Dum.
Club Men enter to attack the cave natives. The white bull, which
Tarzan rescued earlier, forces the Club Men into the fiery pit.
Number -- 74.1
-- the place where the gold of Opar (treasure of lost Atlantis) is hidden.
Number -- 5
of the Condemned -- Ma-amu’s cave. This is where the Vari
prisoners are thrown when they are to be eaten by Ma-amu, the crocodile
god of the Vari.
Number -- 1
of the Fallen Rocks -- The Secret Society tries to lure Tarzan
to his death by bringing him a false message that d’Arnot lies hurt in
the Cave of the Fallen Rocks. Tarzan is suspicious. He and
Thorag, the great ape, capture the messenger and go to the cave.
It is a large cave in the side of a cliff with a tree near the large round
entrance. From a crack above the cave Tarzan’s suspicious are confirmed.
Tarzan throws down rocks to rouse out the band of cutthroats. Thorag
throws down the messenger, who grabs onto the tree. His companions
riddle him with spears. Tarzan and Thorag wait until morning to follow
them. Later, the Waziri enter the cave to find it empty.
Number -- A#3.3
of the Winds -- cave behind waterfall in Thunder Valley where Dr.
Newsome is forced to refine thorium for his Arab captors.
Number -- 2
of the Wise One -- A wounded Tarzan seeks shelter to heal.
He finds a cave with doors ripped off its hinges. Inside he passes
cocoons to come upon a laboratory with two lab workers. He helps
save them from a giant caterpillar. They take him through the cave
to an open-air area to meet the Wise One. The Wise One binds Tarzan’s
wound and offers him the Elixir of Life, which he takes. Jane and
Boy riding Argus and Aguila discover Tarzan safe and sound.
Number -- No. 25.1
of Ursamon -- The cave is high in Thunder Mountains and is the home
of the huge cave bears. Guru, the evil witch doctor, lets it slip
that he is holding Om-at’s wife and child in the caves. Tarzan and
Om-at travel to the caves to attempt a rescue. They use torches made
from pines knots to get past the cave bears. At the far end of the
cave they discover a notched pole that leads up to the crater floor, the
home of the Valley People where they find Om-at‘s wife and child.
Number -- A#4.6
of No Return -- place where Oparians go to die (see also Chamber
of the Dead)
Number -- 5
of Kor -- Tarzan, Boy and Dombie take the naturalist, Arthur
Smythe, to a mysterious valley to observe a new species of apes.
A female ape captures Boy as a replacement for her lost balu. The
apes send the females and the children to the Caverns of Kor before the
moon rises. It is the law of the apes. Fireflies and glowworms
light the mushroom cavern. Tarzan comes to rescue Boy. He is
forced to retreat down a crevice where he discovers the lost balu ape.
He crawls up the crevice with the balu. While the apes are distracted
with the returning balu, Tarzan and Boy escape the cavern.
of Hairy Giants -- Mountain Men, Katar and Dera, are captured
by Hairy Giants. Tarzan trails them to their cave home in Pal-ul-don.
The giants have no amenities in their cave other than fire.
Number -- 115.1
of the White Apes -- (see White Ape Village)
of Sacrifice -- see Hall of Pantu
of the Dead -- the Dwarfs of Opar lock La up in the Chamber of
the Dead after she let Tarzan and Sir Hal escape. She knows that
Tarzan found a secret exit so she hunts for it and finds it. (See
also - Cavern of No Return)
Number -- 13.1
-- RT - where La hid Tarzan after she saved him because no Oparian would
of Opar -- La and her crooked men live in the Chasm of Opar.
The crooked men live in the sides of the cliff. The openings to their
dwellings are rectangular. The Temple of the Moon and the treasure
vault of Opar are in the Chasm. Gangsters come to steal the jewels
of Opar. Tarzan and an earthquake thwart the gangsters.
Number -- 82.1
in the Sands -- #77.1 Tarzan and Argus discover an ancient
deserted city in the desert. As they land, Tarzan speculates that
the city has been deserted for hundreds of years. They have domed
building, baths, relief sculptures, and an aqueduct. The water pipe
still brings some water into the area. Tarzan and Argus lead the
displaced Bedouin tribe of Hussein to the spot. Tarzan builds a reservoir
to catch water before they arrive. Tarzan tries to convince Hussein
to make this place his tribes new home, if they can repair the water and
increase the water supply. Tarzan leads Hussein and his Bedouins
through the pipe for over twenty miles to the water’s source in the mountains.
Tarzan surmises that an earthquake broke the pipe and thus the city was
deserted. Hussein believes that they can make the repairs and live
in the city.
Tarzan arrives at the city to learn that the Beni-Adhemi tribe is leaving
the city because Hussein went to repair the aqueduct and has not returned
nor has any water flowed into the city. Tarzan travels to the mountains.
He helps Hussein and his men defeat the mountain savages. He enlists
the aid of the Athneans to restore the aqueduct so the city can survive.
- City in the Sand (no s). Tarzan comes to the city with Jad-bal-ja.
He learns from Hussein that the city is in desperate need of seed grain
and livestock. Tarzan helps Hussein pan for gold and purchase the
necessary supplies. It has a stone archway leading into the city.
We learn that the water supply to the city comes from the Blue Mountain
Number -- 77.1+80.1+A#5.4
in the Sky -- A#7 (splash page) Constantine, North Africa
of Sacrifices -- #65.2 - Tarzan finds Mrs. Nicholson and
her child at the Cliff of Sacrifices just outside of the M’bogo Village.
The witch doctor, M’gulu, is about to force them off the steep cliff to
the hyenas below. Tarzan stops them and pulls M’bogo’s aching tooth,
which was M’gulu’s excuse for the sacrifice. M’gulu lunges at Tarzan.
Tarzan sidesteps and the evil witch doctor, who falls to his death from
the Cliff of Sacrifices. #101.1 Cliff near the Mauri Village but
also well known to the Achinga tribe. A jealous Karungo and his henchmen
wrap Tarzan in a buffalo hide and throw him over the cliff. The rope
catches on a branch. Tarzan cuts himself free and cuts the hide into
strips to lower himself to the bottom of the cliff.
Number -- 65.2 +101.1
house -- Two golfers try to drive baboons off the golf course
by throwing golf balls at them. Ka-cha and the baboons catch them
and throw them back thus driving the white men into the club house.
From a window they wound old Rajak with a rifle. The two golfers
lay out poison mealies to get rid of the baboons. Ka-cha’s balu eats
them and gets sick. Ka-cha leads the baboons in an attack on the
club house. They crash through a window. The golfers flee to
their car. The baboons rip the place a part. They knock over
the stove, which burns the club house to the ground.
Number -- A#3.4
North Africa -- A#7 (splash page)
-- #19.2 - Cor-o-don resides in a lost valley. It is where
Tarzan meets Lachee, the red flower, who calls her village a fortress with
a stockade. Only huts are shown. It is where Tarzan battles
many pre-historic beasts and helps unite Lachee with her love, Jo-rah.
- After rescuing Ro-mee-lah, Jo-rah’s sister, Tarzan returns her to Cor-o-don.
- Jorah and his people are forced to leave their homeland because of a
volcano eruption. (#60.1 shows their camp in or near Cathne.)
Tarzan, Jorah, and some of his warriors return to their homeland to see
if it is habitable. They discover that the White Apes have taken
over the area and have built log cabins with straw roofs. The apes
attack them. Cave bears attack the apes. Tarzan and the Cor-o-don
people help the White Apes fight the bears. The bears take refuge
in the log houses. Tarzan unites the Cor-o-dons and the White Apes.
They burn the bears out of the houses. However, it also burns the
houses to the ground. The Cor-o-dons and apes cooperate in building
new log houses. They build a village for the people and a separate
village for the White Apes.
Number -- 19.2+39.1+65.1
of Sacrifices -- site of Oparian ritual. It is where La
attempts to sacrifice Tarzan
Number -- 5
Lake -- Crater Lake is inside a dead volcano. The lake
feeds the Great Swamp. The outlet of the lake is through a narrow
gorge that is so swift that boats cannot get into the area. The Cat
Men who live there gain access by lowering and raising their ships down
the impossibly steep cliffs of the volcano. In the middle of the
lake is a smaller volcano that is semi-active. It is there the Cat
Men have built their Temple of Brule, their god.
- Tarzan and Princess Loma find a fissure in the rock, which they descend
to attempt to rescue her brother, Prince Keelim. After they rescue
him, as well as Margaret and Gerald Newman, an earthquake hits the area
and the volcano destroys the Cat Men and their city.
Tarzan and Dr. Mac, while flying King Zugu to Alur to make peace, experience
engine trouble and are forced to land in the lake, which is not mentioned
by name in this story. Dr. Mac uses a rocket to keep the canoes of
Cat Men from approaching the plane. Tarzan rescues Zugu from the
Cat Men and canoes him through a cleft in the rocks that opens out unto
Lake of Lutor. The Cat Men use cables to lower their canoes out of
Number -- 38.1+68.1
Village -- A tribe of natives have built a village near Maun
Gah, the ancient crater. Their village is the typical round and rectangular
huts with thatched roofs. At night, Tarzan, the apes, and Sheila
Ross walk through the middle of the village on their way to the hut where
Professor Ross is captive. The people of the village raise corn and
are forcing the Professor to grind the grain for them with his windmill
that he made from his helicopter rotor.
Number -- 85.1
-- city of rocks, home of the Ho-don outlaws. It is buried in a rocky
plateau. The buildings are white hemispheres with black ventilators
shaped like a cut off cone.
Number -- 6+20 (inside front cover - Jungle World - map of Pal-ul-don)+A
1 - (map of Pal-ul-don)
city -- Tarzan saves the archeologists Cabot and Laura Sutton
from hyenas in a dead city. Their bearers deserted them when they
heard the sound from two metal tubes striking from a tower. The white
city is in the desert. The shifting sands cover and uncover it.
The buildings are a combination of Greek and Roman types. There is
a large seamless tower in the city. The Tuaregs know the secret to
its entrance. In the caverns below the tower, they mine placer gold
from a stream. The Tuaregs capture the Suttons and take them into
the tower. Tarzan scales the tower and pulls the Waziri to the top.
They descend the spiral staircase and rescue the Suttons. The archaeologists
plan to return to the site someday.
Number -- 86.1
Donga -- A drum message says that a game warden and his party
were murdered at the Deep Donga near the Somali border. A Waziri
shield and spear were found at the scene. Tarzan goes to the Deep
Donga and picks up the faint trail of the real killers.
Number -- 128.1
of the Okovango -- Tarzan and his family fly the giant eagles over
the Delta of the Okovango in search of the missing Captain Smith.
They land and frighten a family of River Bushmen. Lechwe agrees to
take Tarzan to the Tree of Ages. After the rescue of Smith, Tarzan
helps Lechwe canoe back to the delta.
Number -- No. 51.1
-- #8 high waterless, lifeless plateau in western Tanganyika.
As Tarzan and his company cross the desert, white pygmies discover them.
the same desert is called desert of rocks.
25.4 Tarzan rides Bara into an unnamed desert. He sees the trail
of his pygmy friends and rides to overtake them.
Number -- 8 +16.2+No. 25.4
air strip -- Tarzan, Joh-rah, and the Dyal riders carry the downed
British royal air force personnel through the Great Thorn Desert to the
a desert air strip so they might return to England.
Number -- 112.1
-- #3 Didona is an island in the middle of Lake of Rocks. It
is surrounded by fog with a volcanic crater at center of island, which
is inhabited by dwarfs. Didona is the name of the dwarfs’ goddess.
- In this story it is referred to as Island of Dwarfs. It is surrounded
by mist in the Lake of Mist. They have cylindrical buildings with
thatched roofs. There is a temple on a high hill. A volcano
has split the temple. The split in the ground permits Giant Wasps
to enter the area. Tarzan and Dr. MacWhirtle drop DDT bombs into
the split to kill the wasps. It causes the volcano to erupt.
Number -- 3+48.3
Cult Village -- Tarzan comes upon a poor village in a rocky land.
There are little rounded huts with domed caps thus making them look a bit
like mushrooms. The Dragon Doctor controls the people. Their
cattle are marked with a symbol for sacrifice to the dragons living in
the valley below. Tarzan discovers the evil intent of the witch doctor.
He and Inkomi explore the valley below. They find an empty ancient
city on a fertile plain that probably was build by the ancestors of the
Dragon Cult. The stone city has many fantastic carvings on the walls
and statues of lizards controlling man and beast. After exposing
the witch doctor to the people, Tarzan convinces them that they should
move into the valley.
Number -- 98.1
MacWhirtle’s Estate -- Tarzan flies on Argus to Dr. Mac’s estate
near Nairobi to get him to fly the ill Dr. Mervin out of the Stork Man
Number -- 51.1
Lake -- Tarzan’s family hunts and camps in a new area near a
dry lake. Tarzan makes Boy and Dombie a sailing scooter to take on
the lakebed. The boys scoot along the smooth clay bed along for miles
before the wind dies. A storm approaches and a tornado picks up the
boys and the scooter and carries them towards the mountains.
Number -- 114.2
Village -- (See Didona)
Coast of Africa -- Tarzan fishes for barracuda off the coast.
He confronts the Brothers of the Barracuda, sea Arabs. He rescues
Stella Keene from the sea Arabs, who raid the coast for slaves.
Number -- A2.5
Paso -- Slim, Red, and Shorty tell Tarzan that they are cowboys
from El Paso, Texas.
Number -- 33.1
Arena -- In the Ivory City, this is where gladiatorial games
are held. Tarzan defeats the Strangler and bolgani in the arena.
It also contains cells for prisoners and animals to be used in the games.
Number -- 19.1
-- Home of the Eagle Men. Tarzan and N’kima travel down an unnamed
river and over a waterfall to reach a tunnel, which cuts through a mountain
to a lake. They climb the mountain and come to the valley of the
Engani. It is a lush fertile valley. No buildings are illustrated.
Number -- 75.1
donga -- 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 or seen.
Number -- 123.1
of Lions -- Cathne execution arena. Fighting lions are
used for the executions. When Elaine Hammond and Jathon were accused
of killing Tomos, they are brought to the field in Elaine’s jeep, which
is pulled by lions.
Number -- 21.1
of Rocks -- Tarzan and Boy track the King Leopard to the Field
of Rocks, the home of the dog-faced baboons. The People of the Rocks
help Tarzan fight and kill the King Leopard.
Number -- 67.2
Mountain -- volcanic mountain near the Waziri Village.
Boy and Dombie go to the mountain to collect gemstones so Boy can make
a necklace like Teena’s for Jane. Bara carries them there.
It takes hours. The volcano erupts and Tarzan has to rescue them
from the lava flows.
Number -- 109.2
City -- City of the Black Tuaregs. It is a training school
for Tuaregs warriors. In order to enter the city you must defeat
one of the city’s best in combat. It is a walled city that contains
many domed buildings. A desert and mountains in the Hoggar massif
Number -- 42.2
-- FC - the hidden underwater city of Ashair
Valley -- A valley in the mountains that holds Castrum Mare and
Number -- A#3.1
of Warriors /Warriors’ Ford -- Tarzan tracks the killers of a
game warden and his party. When he finds them, he sends a message
with N’kima to meet him at the Ford of Warriors. The Jungle Lord
drives the gangster towards the ford. Tarzan makes it to the ford
and sets up his plan with Muviro and the Waziri. As Juma and his
gang cross the river, Tarzan draws their rifle fire. Muviro and the
Waziri slip in behind the gangsters and attack them with knob sticks.
Juma, the leader, and a few of his men manage to escape the river and get
Number -- 128.1
of Wild Hogs -- Near the Valley of the Monster, it contains fierce,
gigantic hog-like creatures. Tarzan flies over it on Argus.
Number -- A 1.3
Gumburu -- British outpost. Tarzan and Buto meet Lieutenant
Barnes and his askaris, who are headed for Fort Gumnurur. They are
attacked by Shiftas who steal the payroll. Tarzan and Buto take all
the Shiftas’ treasure and bring it to Fort Gumburu. They inform the
Major in charge where they can capture the band of Shiftas.
Number -- 88.1
Knox, little -- what one of gangster Lou Coron’s men calls Cathne
after seeing some of the gold delivered to the airplane.
Number -- 22.2
of Opar -- An earthquake splits open the rock of Opar.
It causes a geyser to spew sulfur-smelling water into the valley.
The geyser erupts intermittently. Tarzan, the White Pygmies and the
Oparians refer to the geyser as the Fountain of Opar. The Oparians
blame La for their misfortune and attempt to sacrifice her to the earth
gods. Tarzan rescues her and reestablishes her as a powerful queen.
But when the geyser erupts again the Oparian once more blame La and attempt
to sacrifice her. Again Tarzan stops them. Tarzan and La lead
the Oparians towards the top of the rock. A geyser eruption causes
vibrations in the rocks resulting in an avalanche, which blocks their path
down into the valley.
Number -- 130.1
-- where Jane is for a few weeks. Meanwhile Tarzan and Boy are building
a balloon, which they know she would not approve.
Number -- 7
-- TA - Capital of Sierra Leone, a British colony of West Africa.
Freetown was an important part of 19th century Africa.
Equatorial Africa -- former federation of French territories
in central Africa: Chad, Gabon, Middle Congo, and Ubangi-Shari. It
is where Lt. Tourneau hunts for a band of Shiftas, but they escape across
a Belgian border.
Number -- 17.2
Outpost -- Lt. Raoul d’Arnot flies to the French Outpost near
Tarzan’s jungle home. His Captain does not believe him about his
report of a Garth. The Captain wants him to see the company doctor.
The Captain decides to have Raoul arrested, but the Lieutenant takes off
in his plane.
Number -- 121.1
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