Worldbuilding Wednesday 7/28/21: Places in Narnia
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The picturesque town of Narni, Italy, said by some to be the inspiration for the name of the fictional Narnia

One thing Narnia did not have is a lot of human towns. In fact, I can think of only two: the Telmarine settlements of Beruna and Beaversdam. There’s also a town called Chippingford in The Last Battle but whether it is human or not is unclear. There’s also some kind of human settlement around Cair Paravel to support both it and the shipping trade of the port, but it goes nameless. Unlike the vast majority of fantasy worlds, Narnia is bereft of human habitations, at least in the stories Lewis chose to write.

If there were towns and other human-named features, however, here’s how they might have been named.

 

Places in Narnia

Maugrim’s Road

Ravenjoy

Jackamoor

Sagewick

Nymph’s Foundry

Bacchusbloom

Hareberry

Witch Stocking

Pomona’s Sky

Molepath

Hwin’s Hill

Farncastle

Naiad’s Cup

Centergrace

Satyrstride

Rainsuffice

Mousenibble

Bree’s Air

Ingeton-on-Shribble

Flagswood

The Lord’s Skyway

Leopard Walk

Witchweir

Meadpond-on-Rush

The Giant’s Pace

Beaver’s Bough

Octesian’s Needle

Merrylawn

Badgersong

Kingspire

Fledge’s Wing

Stargaze

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