Search This Blog

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A World of Fantasy Worlds

One day I was wondering, what if all of the famous fantasy worlds co-existed as one universe? What would that look like? I chose seven popular worlds from fantasy novels and researched what I could about their geography. Below I included my notes about why I chose to design the map the way that I did. Let me know your thoughts or share your own!

Oz was intended to be a real place and is located somewhere on the planet Earth that can never found. Oz is secluded from the rest of the planet and it completely surrounded by desert. This isolation protects its inhabitants from invasion.

Narnia is its own continent bordered by the Western Sea. Is a continent all on its own. On the other side, was the Western sea that and unexplored Western Islands (which are our other magical worlds). The world of Narnia also included Great Eastern Ocean.

This book was based on happenings in Oxford. So I made the land represented as England. 

The exact situation of Neverland is ambiguous. The name for the real world is the “Mainland”, which perhaps means that Neverland is an island located slightly away from the Mainland (Britain).

Middle Earth 
Middle Earth is the central continent of world, which is bordered by the Great Sea Belegaer (analogous to the Atlantic Ocean). An uninhabited Eastern continent is also mentioned (but really it is all these other magical lands).

Hundred Acre Wood
Hundred Acre Wood is a representation of the Five Hundred Acre Wood in Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, England.

In the novels, Hogwarts is somewhere in Scotland, but it invisible to Muggles (non-magical folk). 

Comparisons to our Real World: 
Narnia —> Australia
Oz —> Africa
Middle Earth —> North America
Wonderland/100 acre wood —> England
Neverland —> Iceland
Hogwarts —> Scottland
Great Sea —> Atlantic Ocean