Protagonist in the fiction novel The Underground Railroad, by US author Colson Whitehead (2016). She was a slave who undertook a long journey to freedom in the North through the network of routes and safe houses for fugitive southern slaves, depicted as an actual railroad.
Hero of humorous folktales told throughout the Middle East, southern Europe and parts of Asia. Undertook numerous journeys with his donkey, upon which he is seated facing backwards. Supposed to be of a Turkish origin.
Captain of the Nautilus, a submarine, in the novels "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870) and "The Mysterious Island" (1874) by the French author Jules Verne (1825–1905). The stories recount fantastical undersea travels and explorations.