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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    Middle Earth was based on our real earth in a mythical earlier time, but the undying lands kinda throws the whole 'is it a globe' thing into doubt (for me). To have them both displayed as continents on one map is what put the doubt in my mind.
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    Mythologically, as I understand it, Middle Earth was at one time understood to be a flat world but, through the magic of magic, it was transformed into a round world following the second age, when the Undying lands were removed from the world (in a stricly physical sense), which is what prevents all but the elves (who apparently can sail on metaphysical seas) from reaching them.

    I'm not 100% sure on that, though, but it's something I've read about recently.

    Anyways... I think it's been covered here, you can have the edges of your world be due to any number of things. The ocean plunging away into a bottomless abyss is but one of many fun ways to create your world. Go with whatever strikes your fancy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karro View Post
    Mythologically, as I understand it, Middle Earth was at one time understood to be a flat world but, through the magic of magic, it was transformed into a round world following the second age, when the Undying lands were removed from the world (in a stricly physical sense), which is what prevents all but the elves (who apparently can sail on metaphysical seas) from reaching them.
    Hehe. That sounds like complete bobbins.
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