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Lord of the Rings
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New Zealand 2003 One Dollar Coin toCommemoratethe FilmTrilogywhich was completed in the same year
The Obverse has Queen Elizabeth II Head and thereversehas the ring from Lord of the Rings
Silver & 24 Kt Gold Plated
Comes in air-tight acrylic coin holder
The coin is 40mm in diameter, weighs about 1 oz
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The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English philologist and University of Oxford professor J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 children's fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. It was written in stages between 1937 and 1949, much of it during World War II. It is the second best-selling novel ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.
The title of the novel refers to the story's main antagonist, the Dark Lord Sauron,[note 1] who had in an earlier age created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power as the ultimate weapon in his campaign to conquer and rule all of Middle-earth. From quiet beginnings in the Shire, a Hobbit land not unlike the English countryside, the story ranges across north-west Middle-earth, following the course of the War of the Ring through the eyes of its characters, notably the hobbits Frodo Baggins, Samwise "Sam" Gamgee, Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck and Peregrin "Pippin" Took, but also the hobbits' chief allies and travelling companions: Aragorn, a Human Ranger; Boromir, a man from Gondor; Gimli, a Dwarf warrior; Legolas, an Elven prince; and Gandalf, a Wizard.
The work was initially intended by Tolkien to be one volume of a two-volume set, with the other being The Silmarillion, but this idea was dismissed by his publisher. It was decided for economic reasons to publish The Lord of the Rings as three volumes over the course of a year from 29 July 1954 to 20 October 1955, thus creating the now familiar Lord of the Rings trilogy. The three volumes were entitled The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. Structurally, the novel is divided internally into six books, two per volume, with several appendices of background material included at the end of the third volume. The Lord of the Rings has since been reprinted numerous times and translated into many languages.
Tolkien's work has been the subject of extensive analysis of its themes and origins. Although a major work in itself, the story was only the last movement of a larger epic Tolkien had worked on since 1917, in a process he described as mythopoeia.[not in citation given (See discussion.)] Influences on this earlier work, and on the story of The Lord of the Rings, include philology, mythology, religion and the author's distaste for the effects of industrialization, as well as earlier fantasy works and Tolkien's experiences in World War I. The Lord of the Rings in its turn is considered to have had a great effect on modern fantasy; the impact of Tolkien's works is such that the use of the words "Tolkienian" and "Tolkienesque" has been recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary.
The enduring popularity of The Lord of the Rings has led to numerous references in popular culture, the founding of many societies by fans of Tolkien's works, and the publication of many books about Tolkien and his works. The Lord of the Rings has inspired, and continues to inspire, artwork, music, films and television, video games, and subsequent literature. Award-winning adaptations of The Lord of the Rings have been made for radio, theatre, and filmVolumes:
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
Author J. R. R. Tolkien
Country England, United Kingdom
Genre High George Allen & Unwin
Published 29 July 1954, 11 November 1954 & 20 October 1955
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Preceded by The HobbitMain Baggins
Samwise Gamgee, gardener and friend of the Bagginses
Meriadoc Brandybuck, or Merry, Frodo's cousin
Peregrin Took, Pip or Pippin, Frodo's cousin
Gandalf, a wizard. He is a Maia, an angelic being sent by the god-like Valar to fight Sauron. He bears the Ring of Fire, one of the three Elven rings, after being given it by Círdan of the Grey Havens.
Aragorn, descendant of Isildur and rightful heir to the thrones of Arnor and Gondor
Legolas Greenleaf, an Elf prince and son of King Thranduil of Mirkwood
Gimli, son of Glóin
Denethor, ruling Steward of Gondor and Lord of Minas Tirith.
Boromir, the eldest son of Denethor
Faramir, younger brother of Boromir
Galadriel, Elf, co-ruler of Lothlórien, and grandmother of Arwen Undómiel (Arwen Evenstar). Keeper of one of the three Elven rings.
Celeborn, husband of Galadriel, co-ruler of Lothlórien, and grandfather of Arwen Undómiel
Elrond, Lord of Rivendell and father of Arwen Undómiel, keeper of another of the three Elven rings.
Bilbo Baggins, Frodo's adoptive uncle
Théoden, King of Rohan
Éomer, the 3rd Marshal of the Mark and Théoden's nephew. Later King of Rohan after Théoden's death.
Éowyn, sister of Éomer, who disguises herself as a male warrior named Dernhelm to fight beside Théoden.
Treebeard, oldest of the Ents
Círdan, the Elf who keeps the Grey Havens. Previous keeper of the Ring of Fire before handing it to Gandalf when he arrives in Middle Earth.
Sauron, the Dark Lord and titular Lord of the Rings, a fallen Maia who helped the Elves forge the Rings of Power long ago. Lieutenant of Morgoth in the First Age.
The Nazgûl or Ringwraiths. Kings of Men of old, they were enslaved by Sauron when they accepted his treacherous gifts of Rings of Power.
The Witch-king of Angmar, the Lord of the Nazgûl, and Sauron's most powerful servant, who commands Sauron's army.
Saruman, a wizard who seeks the One Ring for himself. Corrupted by Sauron through use of the palantír. Like Gandalf, he is a Maia.
Gríma Wormtongue, a secret servant of Saruman and traitor to Rohan, a go-between from Saruman to Théoden who poisons Théoden's perceptions with well placed "advice".
Gollum, originally named Sméagol
Various Orcs, soldiers of Mordor or Isengard. Those who play significant roles in the story include Uglúk, captain of the Uruk-hai of Isengard, Grishnákh, orc of Mordor and Uglúk's antagonist, Shagrat of Cirith Ungol, and Gorbag of Minas Morgul.
Shelob, a giant spider who dwells in the passes above Minas Morgul.
The Balrog, a fire-demon dwelling beneath the Mines of Moria awakened by the digging and mining of Dwarves.
The Haradrim, Men residing south of Gondor. Allies of Sauron.
The Easterlings, Men of the East of Middle-earth who follow Sauron.
The Corsairs of Umbar, enemies of Gondor.Influences on the fantasy genre
The enormous popularity of Tolkien's epic saga greatly expanded the demand for fantasy fiction. Largely thanks to The Lord of the Rings, the genre flowered throughout the 1960s, and enjoys popularity to the present day. The opus has spawned many imitators, such as The Sword of Shannara, which Lin Carter called "the single most cold-blooded, complete rip-off of another book that I have ever read". Dungeons & Dragons, which popularized the role-playing game (RPG) genre in the 1970s, features many races found in The Lord of the Rings, most notably halflings (another term for hobbits), elves, dwarves, half-elves, orcs, and dragons. However, Gary Gygax, lead designer of the game, maintained that he was influenced very little by The Lord of the Rings, stating that he included these elements as a marketing move to draw on the popularity the work enjoyed at the time he was developing the game.
Because D&D has influenced many popular role-playing video games, the influence of The Lord of the Rings extends to many of them as well, with titles such as Dragon Warrior, EverQuest, the Warcraft series, and the Elder Scrolls series of games as well as video games set in Middle-earth itself.
Research also suggests that some consumers of fantasy games derive their motivation from trying to create an epic fantasy narrative which is influenced by the Lord of the Rings.
In 1965, songwriter Donald Swann, who was best known for his collaboration with Michael Flanders as Flanders & Swann, set six poems from The Lord of the Rings and one from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil ("Errantry") to music. When Swann met with Tolkien to play the songs for his approval, Tolkien suggested for "Namárië" (Galadriel's lament) a setting reminiscent of plain chant, which Swann accepted. The songs were published in 1967 as The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle, and a recording of the songs performed by singer William Elvin with Swann on piano was issued that same year by Caedmon Records as Poems and Songs of Middle Earth.
In 1988, Dutch composer and trombonist Johan de Meij completed his Symphony No. 1 "The Lord of the Rings", which encompassed 5 movements, titled "Gandalf", "Lothlórien", "Gollum", "Journey in the Dark", and "Hobbits". In 1989 the symphony was awarded the Sudler Composition Award, awarded biennially for best wind band composition. The Danish Tolkien Ensemble have released a number of albums that feature the complete poems and songs of The Lord of the Rings set to music, with some featuring recitation by Christopher Lee.
Rock bands of the 1970s were musically and lyrically inspired by the fantasy embracing counter-culture of the time; British 70s rock band Led Zeppelin recorded several songs that contain explicit references to The Lord of the Rings ("Ramble On", "The Battle of Evermore", "Over the Hills and Far Away", and "Misty Mountain Hop"). In 1970, the Swedish musician Bo Hansson released an instrumental concept album based on the book entitled Sagan om ringen (translated as "The Saga of the Ring", which was the title of the Swedish translation of The Lord of the Rings at the time). The album was subsequently released internationally as Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings in 1972. The songs "Rivendell" and "The Necromancer" by the progressive rock band Rush were inspired by Tolkien. And Styx also paid homage to Tolkien on their "Pieces of Eight" album with the song "Lords of the Ring," while Black Sabbath's song, "The Wizard", which appeared on their debut album, was influenced by Tolkien's hero, Gandalf. The heavy metal band Cirith Ungol took their name from a fictional place in Middle-earth of the same name. Progressive rock group Camel paid homage to the text in their lengthy composition "Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider", and Progressive rock band Barclay James Harvest was inspired by the character Galadriel to write a song by that name, and used "Bombadil", the name of another character, as a pseudonym under which their 1972 single "Breathless"/"When the City Sleeps" was released; there are other references scattered through the BJH oeuvre.
Later, from the 1980s to the present day, many heavy metal acts have been influenced by Tolkien. Blind Guardian has written many songs relating to Middle-earth, including the full concept album Nightfall in Middle Earth. Almost all of Summoning's songs and the entire discography of Battlelore are Tolkien-themed. Gorgoroth and Amon Amarth take their names from an area of Mordor, and Burzum take their name from the Black Speech of Mordor. The Finnish metal band Nightwish and the Norwegian metal band Tristania have also incorporated many Tolkien references into their music. A Swedish metal band, Sabaton, based their song "Shadows" on the nine ring wraiths.
Enya wrote an instrumental piece called "Lothlórien" in 1991, and composed two songs for the film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring—"May It Be" (sung in English and Quenya) and "Aníron" (sung in Sindarin).
Impact on popular culture
The Lord of the Rings has had a profound and wide-ranging impact on popular culture, beginning with its publication in the 1950s, but especially throughout the 1960s and 1970s, during which time young people embraced it as a countercultural saga. "Frodo Lives!" and "Gandalf for President" were two phrases popular among American Tolkien fans during this time.
Parodies like the Harvard Lampoon's Bored of the Rings, the VeggieTales episode "Lord of the Beans", the South Park episode "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers", the Futurama film "Bender's Game", The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius episode "Lights! Camera! Danger!", The Big Bang Theory episode "The Precious Fragmentation", and the American Dad! episode "The Return of the Bling" are testimony to the work's continual presence in popular culture.
In 1969, Tolkien sold the merchandising rights to The Lord of The Rings (and The Hobbit) to United Artists under an agreement stipulating a lump sum payment of £10,000 plus a 7.5% royalty after costs, payable to Allen & Unwin and the author. In 1976, three years after the author's death, United Artists sold the rights to Saul Zaentz Company, who now trade as Tolkien Enterprises. Since then all "authorized" merchandise has been signed-off by Tolkien Enterprises, although the intellectual property rights of the specific likenesses of characters and other imagery from various adaptations is generally held by the adaptors. Outside any commercial exploitation from adaptations, from the late 1960s onwards there has been an increasing variety of original licensed merchandise, from posters and calendars created by illustrators such as Pauline Baynes and the Brothers Hildebrandt, to figurines and miniatures to computer, video, tabletop and role-playing games. Recent examples include the Spiel des Jahres award winning (for best use of literature in a game) board game The Lord of the Rings by Reiner Knizia and the Golden Joystick award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game, The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar by Turbine, Inc..The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return of the King
Production and reception
Composition Themes Influences Translations Reception Fandom Study
The Hobbit The Adventures of Tom Bombadil The Road Goes Ever On The Silmarillion Unfinished Tales The History of Middle-earth The History of The Lord of the Rings Bilbo's Last Song The Children of Húrin The History of The Hobbit The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's
Aragorn Arwen Bilbo Boromir Celeborn Denethor Elrond Éomer Éowyn Faramir Frodo Galadriel Gandalf Gimli Gollum Legolas Merry Mouth of Sauron Old Man Willow Pippin Radagast Sam Saruman Sauron Shelob Théoden Tom Bombadil Treebeard Witch-king Wormtongue
Adaptations and other derivative works
Bored of the Rings (1969) The Last Ringbearer (1999) Muddle Earth (2003)
Fellowship! (2005) The Lord of the Rings (2006, 2007)
The Lord of the Rings (1955) The Lord of the Rings (1979) Hordes of the Things (1980) The Lord of the Rings (1981)
The Lord of the Rings (1978) The Return of the King (1980)
Peter Jackson trilogy
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Hunt for Gollum (2009) Born of Hope (2009)
Journey to Rivendell Game One Game Two: Shadows of Mordor War in Middle-earth Volume I J. R. R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan Elendor MUME Volume II The Two Towers (MUD) Kingdom O' Magic The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return of the King War of the Ring The Third Age The Third Age (GBA) The Battle for Middle-earth Tactics The Battle for Middle-earth II (The Rise of the Witch-king) The White Council The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar Mines of Moria Siege of Mirkwood Rise of Isengard Riders of Rohan Conquest Third Age: Total War (mod) Aragorn's Quest War in the North Lego The Lord of the Rings Guardians of Middle-earth
Middle Earth board game Lord of the Rings board game War of the Ring board game The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game Middle-earth Collectible Card Game Middle-earth Role Playing
Middle-earth Lego sets
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J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium
Published during his lifetime
The Hobbit The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return of the King The Adventures of Tom Bombadil The Road Goes Ever On
The Silmarillion Unfinished Tales The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien The History of Middle-earth (12 volumes) Bilbo's Last Song The Children of Húrin The History of The Hobbit
Lists of articles
By category By name Writings Characters Peoples Individual Dwarves Individual Elves Individual Hobbits Hobbit families Individual Númenóreans Individual Orcs Kings of Arnor Kings of Dale Kings of Gondor Rulers of Númenor Kings of Rohan Realms Ages Animals Plants Food and drink Objects Weapons and armour Wars and battles Rivers Roads Languages Magic
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Works by J. R. R. Tolkien
See J. R. R. Tolkien bibliography for a full
Songs for the Philologists (1936) The Hobbit (1937)
Leaf by Niggle (1947) The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun (1945) Farmer Giles of Ham (1949)
The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son (1953) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (1954) The Two Towers (1954) The Return of the King (1955)
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book (1962) Tree and Leaf (1964) The Tolkien Reader (1966) The Road Goes Ever On (1967) Smith of Wootton Major
The Father Christmas Letters (1976) The Silmarillion (1977)
Unfinished Tales (1980) Mr. Bliss (1982)
Bilbo's Last Song (1990) The History of Middle-earth (12 Volumes) (1983–1996) Roverandom (1998)
The Children of Húrin (2007) The History of The Hobbit (2007) The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún (2009)
A Middle English Vocabulary (1922) Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Middle English text, 1925) Some Contributions to Middle-English Lexicography (1925) The Devil's Coach Horses (1925) Ancrene Wisse and Hali Meiðhad (1929)
The Name "Nodens" (1932) Sigelwara Land Parts I and II, in Medium Aevum (1932–34) Chaucer as a Philologist: The Reeve's Tale (1934) Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics (1936) The Reeve's Tale: version prepared for recitation at the "summer diversions" (1939) On Fairy-Stories (1939)
Sir Orfeo (1944)
Ofermod and Beorhtnoth's Death (1953) Middle English "Losenger": Sketch of an etymological and semantic enquiry (1953)
Ancrene Wisse: The English Text of the Ancrene Riwle (1962) English and Welsh (1963) Introduction to Tree and Leaf (1964) Contributions to the Jerusalem Bible (as translator and lexicographer) (1966) Tolkien on Tolkien (autobiographical)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo (Modern English translations, 1975) Finn and Hengest (1982) The Monsters and the Critics (1983) Beowulf and the Critics (2002)
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History Literature Sources
Bangsian Comic Contemporary Dark Dying Earth Fairytale Fantastique Fantasy of manners Folklore Mythology (based) Gaslamp Gothic Hard Heroic High list Historical Juvenile Lost World Low Magical girl Medieval Romantic Science Sword and sorcery Urban
Film and television
Anime Films Television
Authors Ballantine Adult Fantasy series Comics The Encyclopedia of Fantasy Internet Speculative Fiction Database List of novels (A–H) (I–R) (S–Z) Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library
Fantastic Locus The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Science Fantasy Weird Tales
Fandom Fantastic art Fantasy art Filk music Harry Potter fandom Inklings Mythopoeic Society Religion Tolkien fandom Works inspired by J. R. R. Tolkien World Fantasy
Angels Demons Dragons Elementals Familiars Faeries Spirits Undead
Caveman Heroes Magicians Occult detective list Witches
Animism Evocation Incantation Magocracy Necromancy Shapeshifting Technomancy Witchcraft
Humanoids and Races
Dwarves Elves Giants Gnomes Goblins Halflings Orcs Trolls
Places and events
Quests Worlds list Lost city Hollow Earth Astral plane Enchanted forest
Allegory Epic poetry Fable Fairy tale Fantastic Ghost story Magic realism Mythology
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Books I Love Best Yearly: Older Readers Award
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend (1990) The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton (1991) Where's Wally? by Martin Handford (1992) Flowers in the Attic by V. C. Andrews (1993) Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta (1995) Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (1996) The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (1997) Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden (1998) Bumface by Morris Gleitzman (1999)
Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta (2000) Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling (2001) The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (2002) Two of a Kind series by various authors (2003) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (2004) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (2005) Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince by J. K. Rowling (2006)Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic is common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from the genre of science fiction by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific themes, though there is a great deal of overlap between the two, both of which are subgenres of speculative fiction.
In popular culture, the fantasy genre is predominantly of the medievalist form, especially since the worldwide success of The Lord of the Rings and related books by J. R. R. Tolkien. Fantasy has also included wizards, sorcerers, witchcraft, etc., in events which avoid horror. In its broadest sense, however, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians, from ancient myths and legends to many recent works embraced by a wide audience today.
Fantasy is a vibrant area of academic study in a number of disciplines (English, cultural studies, comparative literature, history, medieval studies). Work in this area ranges widely, from the structuralist theory of Tzvetan Todorov, which emphasizes the fantastic as a liminal space, to work on the connections (political, historical, literary) between medievalism and popular culture
List of fantasy worlds
Unnamed world of Glen Cook's The Black Company
The Abarat - Clive Barker's Abarat series
Alagaësia – Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle
All-World – Stephen King's The Dark Tower
Amber – Roger Zelazny's The Chronicles of Amber novels
Amtor – Edgar Rice Burroughs' Venus series
Arda – J. R. R. Tolkien novels
Azeroth - Warcraft series
Barsoom – Edgar Rice Burroughs novels
Bas-Lag – China Miéville novels
Bellezza – Mary Hoffman novels
Blest - Diana Wynne Jones Magid novels
Calaspia – Insanity Saga novels by Suresh and Jyoti Guptara
Charn – C. S. Lewis novels
Cloud - novels by Greer Gilman
Cittàgazze – His Dark Materials series
Planet Claire — The subject of a song by the music group The B-52's. Claire is described as having pink air, and trees that are all red. The lifeforms do not have heads, and all live forever.
Corona – R.A. Salvatore (The DemonWars Saga and The Highwayman)
Damar - Robin McKinley novels
Darkover – Marion Zimmer Bradley novels
Demonata - the Darren Shan novels
Discworld – Terry Pratchett novels (also 3 video games)
Dinotopia – James Gurney novels
Deltora – Emily Rodda novels
Dreamlands – stories by H. P. Lovecraft and others
Dying Earth – Jack Vance novels
Davy Jones' Locker
Earthsea – Ursula K. Le Guin novels
Eärwa - R. Scott Bakker novels
The Edge Chronicles – Paul Stewart
Emelan – Tamora Pierce novels
Eidolon – Jane Johnson novels
Erde - L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s Spellsong Cycle novels
Everworld – K. A. Applegate novels
Ellesméra - Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle
Equestria - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Faltha – Russell Kirkpatrick's Fire of Heaven Trilogy
Fantastica – Michael Ende's novel
The Final Empire – Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy
Fionavar – Guy Gavriel Kay novels
The Four Lands – Terry Brooks novels
Forgotten Realms - Dungeons and Dragons
Gezeitenwelt – Magus Magellan novels
Green–sky – Zilpha Keatley Snyder novels
Gielinor - RuneScape
Glorantha - Greg Stafford's setting used by board games, Roleplaying games, novels and a computer game.
Golarion - Paizo's Setting for Pathfinder Roleplaying game, Multi-Massive Roleplaying computer game
Halla – D. J. MacHale novels
Hyborian Age – Robert E. Howard novels and short stories
The Hidden Land - Pamela Dean's Secret Country trilogy
Ithania - Trudi Canavan - the Age of the Five trilogy
Idris - Cassandra Clare - the Mortal Instruments trilogy
Inkworld - Cornelia Funke - the Inkheart trilogy
Kelewan – Raymond E. Feist & Janny Wurts – Empire Trilogy
Keltia - Patricia Kennealy-Morrison - The Keltiad novels
Krynn - Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, and numerous others - Dragonlance novels
Kyralia - Trudi Canavan - The Black Magician trilogy
The Land – Stephen R. Donaldson novels
Landover – Terry Brooks novels
Lodoss - Ryo Mizuno - novels
Malazan World – Steven Erikson novels
Magic Moon - Wolfgang and Heike Hohlbein's Magic Moon novels
Midcyru - Brent Weeks' Night Angel Trilogy
Middle-earth – J. R. R. Tolkien novels
MiddleGate - Rae Bridgman children's novels
Midkemia – Raymond E. Feist – Riftwar saga novels
Mid-World - Stephen King - The Dark Tower (series)
Mirkwood - J. R. R. Tolkien novels
Mistmantle island - M.I. McAllister - Mistmantle Chronicles novels
Mithgar - Dennis L. McKiernan novels
Muddle Earth – Paul Stewart
The Multiverse – Michael Moorcock novels
Narnia – C. S. Lewis novels
Erehwon – Fritz Leiber stories
Neverland – J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan novel
The New and Old Worlds – Terry Goodkind novels
Nirn – The Elder Scrolls video game series
Nyumbani – Charles R. Saunders novels
Nyusigrube – Amelia Atwater-Rhodes novels
Oerth - Gary Gygax and others - Greyhawk novels
Og – novel by Pierre Burton
Osten Ard – Tad Williams novels
Oz – novels by L. Frank Baum and others
Oompa-Loompa Land - Roald Dahl novels
Panem - Hunger Games NovelsSuzanne Collins
Pellucidar – Edgar Rice Burroughs novels
Pegana – stories by Lord Dunsany
Pern – Anne McCaffrey novels
Prydain – Lloyd Alexander novels
Randland – Robert Jordan novels (The Wheel of Time series)
The Realm - Wayne Thomas Batson's The Door Within Trilogy
The Realm of the Elderlings - Robin Hobb novels
Riverworld – Philip Jose Farmer novels Riverworld series
Sartorias-deles – Sherwood Smith novels
Seven Realms novels – Cinda Williams Chima
Terabithia – Katherine Paterson's Bridge to Terabithia
Thieves World – stories by Robert Lynn Asprin and others
Tir - Cecilia Dart-Thornton's Crowthistle Chronicles
Toontown - Home of all the cartoon characters in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Tortall – Tamora Pierce novels
Underland - The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins
Valdemar - Mercedes Lackey novels
Velgarth – Mercedes Lackey novels
Videssos – Harry Turtledove, The Misplaced Legion novels
Whandoodleland - Julie Andrews' The last of the Really Great Whangdoodles novel
Westeros – George R. R. Martin novels
Wonderland – Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking–Glass (Looking-Glass Land is part of Wonderland)
The Wizarding World – Harry Potter series
World of the Three Moons – stories by Bradley, May, and Norton
Whoville – Stories by Dr. Seuss
Xanadu – Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem Kubla Khan
Xanth – Piers Anthony novels
Zimiamvia – from the Zimiamvian Trilogy novels by Eric Rücker Eddison
Zamonia - from The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear, The City of Dreaming Books, and The Alchemaster's Apprentice; all novels by Walter Moers
Comics and graphic novels
Estarcion – Cerebus comics
World of Two Moons – Elfquest comics
Quin – Sojourn comics
Film and television
Andalasia - Enchanted film
Atlantika, from the Filipino television series of the same name
Avila "Mulawin" - Filipino television series
Caprica - Caprica (TV series) scyfy channel
Cybertron - Home planet of the Transformers
Cuckoo Land - from the children's TV series Jamie and the Magic Torch.
Encantadia - Philippines television series
Etheria - The mythical world of the She-Ra: Princess of Power animated series.
Eternia - The mythical world of the Masters of the Universe animated series.
Far Far Away, Deloc, and San RiCardo are examples of fantasy worlds, which are known from the Shrek franchise.
Gallifrey - The mythical world of the Time Lords in the BBC TV series Doctor Who
Guk - The home planet of the Alien Robots in Terrahawks
New Texas - Home of BraveStarr.
Ooo - The land in which the Adventure Time cartoon series takes place.
Pandora - Avatar
Pylea - Angel television series
Prysmos - Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light television series
Third Earth - Adopted home of the Thundercats from the children's TV series
Thra - The Dark Crystal film
The Uncharted Territories - Farscape television series
Wheelie World - From the children's TV series Chorlton and the Wheelies
Abeir-Toril – Forgotten Realms novels and Dungeons & Dragons RPG (includes Faerûn, Kara-Tur, Maztica and Zakhara)
Angeous - Lost Heritage novels and Dungeons & Dragons RPG
Aldrazar - Hackmaster RPG
Aldea - Blue Rose RPG; d20 system
Archaeus - Talislanta RPG and d20 system
Aebrynis - Birthright novels and Dungeons & Dragons RPG
Athas – Dark Sun; Dungeons & Dragons RPG
Blackmoor - Dungeons and Dragons RPG
Creation – Exalted RPG
Demiplane of Dread - Ravenloft; Dungeons & Dragons RPG - dimension of gothic horror
Dominaria – Magic: The Gathering card game
d20 System - various whole and partially described worlds including:
Aereth (Gazetteer of the Known Realms)
Freeport (a seaport with pirates)
Khemti (Hamunaptra; an Egyptian setting)
Naranjan (Mindshadows; an Indian setting with psionics)
Nyambe-Tanda (Nyambe; an African setting)
Xcrawl Earth (Xcrawl)
Land of Shadow (Midnight)
Eberron – Dungeons & Dragons RPG
Far-The-Earth - Night Wizard RPG
Glorantha – Runequest and HeroQuest RPGs
Golarion - Paizo's Setting for Pathfinder Roleplaying game, Multi-Massive Roleplaying computer game
Hyrule – The Legend of Zelda series
Kamigawa - Magic: The Gathering card game
Kelestia - Harn RPG
Krynn – Dragonlance games and novels, Dungeons & Dragons RPG
Kulthea (Shadow World) - Rolemaster RPG
Lands of the Diamond Throne - Arcana Evolved; d20 system
Layonara – Dungeons & Dragons RPG
Lejendary Earth - Lejendary Adventure RPG
Legend - Dragon Warriors RPG
Lore - Dragon Fable RPG
Mad Lands - GURPS Fantasy II; GURPS RPG
Magnamund – Lone Wolf gamebooks and d20 system
Mirrodin - Magic: The Gathering card game
Mystara – Dungeons & Dragons RPG
New Europa - Castle Falkenstein and GURPS RPGs
Oerth – Greyhawk; Dungeons & Dragons RPG
Old World and other places in the world of Warhammer – Warhammer Fantasy Battles, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and other tabletop miniature games by Games Workshop
Ravnica – Magic: The Gathering card game
Space - Spelljammer; Dungeons & Dragons and Hackmaster RPGs
Shandalar - Magic: The Gathering
Tarth - Evernight; Savage Worlds RPG
Tellene - Kingdoms of Kalamar; Dungeons & Dragons RPG
Terra de Santa Cruz - Desafio dos Bandeirantes a Brazilian RPG published by GSA Ltda, a Brazilian folklore setting.
Tékumel – Empire of the Petal Throne RPG
Titan – Fighting Fantasy gamebooks and RPG
Uresia - Big Eyes, Small Mouth and d20 system RPGs
Wilderlands - Dungeons and Dragons, d20 system and Castles and Crusades
Yrth - GURPS setting
Ynev - world of Hungarian tabletop RPG "M.A.G.U.S."
Zendikar - Magic: The Gathering
Computer and video games
Albion - Fable video game series
Argus - Warcraft series of computer games
Ashan – Might and Magic (Ubisoft continuity)
Auldurant - Tales of the Abyss
Aurbis (Nirn, Aetherius, and Oblivion) – the realm in which The Elder Scrolls game series takes place
Azeroth – Warcraft series of computer games
Berge - Hexyz Force
Caelestia - AdventureQuest
Corneria, the main planet of the Lylat System in Nintendo's Star Fox series of video games.
Cronos - Heretic / Hexen series of relative DOOM engine computer games by ID Software
Drakan – computer game series
Draenor - Warcraft series of computer games
Edenia, Outworld, Netherrealm - Mortal Kombat games
Final Fantasy worlds – Blue Planet (Final Fantasy IV), World of Balance/World of Chaos (Final Fantasy VI), Terra/Gaia (Final Fantasy IX), Spira (Final Fantasy X)
Gensokyo - Touhou Project computer game series
Gielinor – RuneScape MMORPG.
Glorianna – Quest for Glory computer game
Great Sea - The Legend of Zelda video game series
Hyrule – The Legend of Zelda video game series
Ivalice - Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Final Fantasy XII
Jade Empire - Jade Empire - video game
K'aresh - Warcraft series of computer games
Lore - AdventureQuest, AdventureQuest Worlds, DragonFable
Lordran - Dark Souls
Mushroom Kingdom - Super Mario video game series
Myrthana - Gothic video game series
Nexus - WildStar (video game)
New Earth - (Final Fantasy VIII)
Norrath – Computer games Everquest and Everquest 2
Nosgoth – Legacy of Kain video game
Oddworld – video game series
Oblivion - the name of the four realms: Solum, Aquis, Aetha and Volca, in Primal
Parthorus - Heretic / Hexen series of relative DOOM engine computer games by ID Software
Runeterra - League of Legends
Sacred Realm, also known as The Golden Land, or Dark World - The Legend of Zelda video game series
Sylvarant & Tethe'alla – Tales of Symphonia
Spira (Final Fantasy) - The world in which Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2 takes place
Tamriel - The Elder Scrolls
Termina - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask video game
Terca Lumireis - Tales of Vesperia
Thyrion - Heretic / Hexen series of relative DOOM engine computer games by ID Software
Twilight Realm - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess video game
Tyria - Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 computer games (both the name of planet and one of its continents)
Urak – Lords of Magic computer game
Vana'diel - Final Fantasy XI MMORPG
Videlectrix game world - Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People
Warhammer world - Warhammer - Tabletop miniature game (with a few video-games based upon it)
Weyard - Golden Sun - Nintendo video-game series
The World - The planet in Jak & Daxter, consisting of the fantasy centered Old World, multicultural yet dystopian Haven City, and the post-apocalyptic Wasteland.
Xoroth - Warcraft series of computer games
Xen - Half-Life series of video games
ZanZarah – computer game
Avantasia, from the Edguy symphonic metal project
Blashyrkh from the lyrics of the Black Metal band Immortal
Enchanted Lands, from Rhapsody of Fire
Earth (Dragon Ball) - Akira Toriyama's anime/manga franchise
Earthland - Fairy Tail
Edolas - Fairy Tail
The Four Nations - Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra
Hueco Mundo - Bleach (manga)
MÄR Heaven - MÄR
Soul Society - Bleach (manga)
World of the Living - Bleach (manga)
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Cities in animation in comics in film in literature in television in video games
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