Terry Pratchett is the author of the incredibly popular Discworld series, in which the world is a giant disc on the back of four "space elephants", which in turn is on the back of a "space turtle" called Great A'tuin.
The directions for travel on the FE model are copied from this series -hubwards, rimwards, (can't remember) and widdershins. (any other reason he is in the FE wiki?)
He also has a great summary of the Big Bang - in the beginning there was nothing, and it exploded.
(stuff in brackets will be expanded on or removed)