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Questions tagged [the-chronicles-of-narnia]

For questions about the fantasy series created by C.S. Lewis 'The Chronicles of Narnia' that follows the mythical realm of Narnia. The first three books (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Prince Caspian; and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) were later made into popular films. Also refers to the mythical land of Narnia within the series.

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In-universe, is Aslan actually Jesus?

In the Narnia series, the character of Aslan bears many similarities to Jesus Christ: worshipped as a god but only the son of a much greater god (the Emperor-over-the-Sea) sacrificed for the sake of ...
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Why was Susan treated so unkindly?

Warning: Narnia spoilers ahead! And also much, much text.   At the end of chapter 12 in The Last Battle, the final installment of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, we are told that, “My ...
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What order should the Chronicles of Narnia books be read in?

I've heard a lot of good things about C.S. Lewis's series "The Chronicles of Narnia." But I don't know what order I should read them in. Should I read them in the order they were written/published, or ...
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How can the time variations be explained in the first three books of the 'The Chronicles of Narnia'?

I haven’t read the last three books of The Chronicles of Narnia story yet. But how is it possible that between the first two books there is a time shift of several thousands of years and between the ...
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Are the “wood between worlds” and Aslan's Country related in some way?

In The Magician's Nephew we read that movement between worlds can be accomplished by traveling with magic rings to a "wood between worlds" that contains pools acting as gateways. My question is: how ...
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How much time passed between The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian?

The book series will nonchalantly say "hundreds" or "a thousand" or "thousands" of years in different places throughout, but is it ever stated exactly how much time passed between Peter, Susan, Edmund,...
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What part did the kids' uncle play in Narnia?

It's not exactly in my mind, but when the kids returned from Narnia, they said something like "you won't believe it" to their uncle. But, the uncle (the owner of the mansion) did not seem surprised, ...
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Why did C.S. Lewis use Turkish references including “Aslan”?

So "Aslan" is the creator of Narnia and a magical powerful lion. When I was reading the books I didn't realize that Aslan was actually the real name of this lion because "Aslan" means "lion" in ...
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What was the price Jadis paid to learn the deplorable word, and who taught her the word?

We know that Jadis used this word to cast a spell over Charn and this brought about the destruction of everybody there except for her. However, who taught Jadis the Deplorable Word and what was the '...
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How did the White Witch know how to pronounce the deplorable word?

How did the White Witch know how to pronounce the deplorable word, anyway? No one could have spoken it to her, because that would invoke it...
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Where did Mr Tumnus get the packages from?

When Lucy first meets Mr Tumnus he is carrying shopping packages. I don't recall any mention of Narnian cities near the Lamp-post though so where has he got the packages from?
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Is Narnia high or low fantasy? [closed]

I had a query about what genre of fantasy does Narnia belong to- high or low. Wikipedia says that High fantasy is defined as fantasy set in an alternative, fictional ("secondary") world, rather ...
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In C.S. Lewis' Narnia stories, how was “Calormen/Calormene” originally pronounced?

I grew up pronouncing them "CAL-er-men" and "CAL-er-mean", but I've increasingly heard "cuh-LOR-men" for both instead, which I like better. Did C. S. Lewis ever say which he used, or does someone (...