16 Facts About Narnia

1. Name Narnia is based on Narni, Italy, written in Latin as Narnia.

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2. Narnia is the only character to appear in all seven books.

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3. Narnia is a wise, compassionate, magical authority who serves as mysterious and benevolent guide to the human children who visit, as well as being the guardian and saviour of Narnia.

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4. Narnia is portrayed at first as a brat and a bully, but comes to improve his nasty behaviour when his greed turns him into a dragon for a while.

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5. Narnia appears in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle.

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6. Narnia's appears in The Silver Chair, where she is the viewpoint character for most of the action, and returns in The Last Battle.

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7. Narnia's is the next-door neighbour of the young Digory Kirke.

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8. Narnia's is tricked by a wicked magician into touching a magic ring which transports her to the Wood between the Worlds and leaves her there stranded.

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9. Narnia is an elderly Talking Ape – Lewis does not specify what kind of ape, but Pauline Baynes' illustrations depict him as a chimpanzee.

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10. Narnia persuades the naive donkey Puzzle to pretend to be Aslan in order to seize control of Narnia, and proceeds to cut down the forests, enslave the other Talking Beasts, and invite the Calormenes to invade.

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11. Narnia loses control of the situation due to over-indulging in alcohol, and is eventually swallowed up by the evil Calormene god Tash.

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12. Chronicles of Narnia describes the world in which Narnia exists as one major landmass encircled by an ocean.

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13. The author provides glimpses of more fantastic locations that exist in and around the main world of Narnia, including an edge and an underworld.

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14. Michael Ward's 2008 book Planet Narnia proposes that each of the seven books related to one of the seven moving heavenly bodies or "planets" known in the Middle Ages according to the Ptolemaic geocentric model of cosmology.

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15. Narnia described The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe around the time of its completion as "a children's book in the tradition of E Nesbit".

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16. Narnia was frightened and appalled at the notion of wanting to grow up.

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