Greek Mythology Place Names in NZ

Nov 2019

A fun map of New Zealand place names with origins in Greek Mythology.

Made as part of my submissions for the #30DayMapChallenge. It shows place names in New Zealand that are related to deities, creatures and figures from Greek mythology. The majority of such names are located in the South Island, which has a high proportion of European colonial place names, whilst the North Island primarily derive from Māori.


About this map

Location: South Island of New Zealand

Data: Land Information New Zealand