“The novel described an island, very close to the Garden of Eden, full of gold, which was ruled by strong and beautiful black women. This island was also populated by griffins, a fantastical lion-eagle hybrid, which the women kept as pets. Any man who found his way onto this island was killed and fed to the griffins. The name of this mythical island? California.”
Seems fitting and accurate for California.
California, which has spawned so many of its own myths, has its origin in myth. The Spanish explorers were looking for an “island dream” when they gave California its name.