These fantasy worlds have been created in books and movies and allow fans to leave the real world behind- it gives them a change to delve into the mysterious and magical.
1. The Wizarding World
Everybody is familiar with the famous wizard Harry Potter and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. The books, created by J.K.Rowling have been immensely successful and have been made into films as well. Harry’s battle against the evil Lord Voldemort forms the crux of the plot. Packed with action, humor and interesting spells, this fantasy world will make you wish that you had received a letter from Hogwarts at 11 too!
Based on the book, “Alice in Wonderland” written by Lewiss Carroll, this fantasy world revolves around Alice who follows a rabbit and accidentally falls down a rabbit hole. The world she enters consists of anthropomorphic and extremely strange creatures. The reason why this fantasy world is popular is because it challenges certain well-accepted notion and logical theories.
This fantasy world was introduced in the books and movie “The Chronicles of Narnia which talk about children that leave ‘our world’ and find themselves in Narnia. This fantasy world has been created by C.S.Lewis and is extremely popular amongst adults and children alike. In Narnia, magic is common-place, animals are able to communicate like us and mythical beasts can be seen everywhere.
This wonderful fantasy world was introduced in “The Wizard of Oz” and talks about Dorothy Gale who wishes to get away from her boring town. She faints during a tornado and finds herself in Oz with the dog Toto. Here she meets Glinda-The Good Witch of the North, a Tin Man, a Cowardly Lion and a Scarecrow.
Dreamlands is a fantasy world created by H.P. Lovecraft in “Dream Cycle”. This world is gigantic and one can enter it only through one’s subconscious mind while dreaming. This alternate world consists of such dreamers that visit Dreamland often and are said to become permanent residents after they pass away.
Neverland is a fantasy world created by J.M Barrie and is also known as Never Never Land. Well-known characters like the Lost Boys, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell reside her. Peter Pan is a boy who wishes to remain his age and never grow up because of which this world is associated with those who believe in immortality.
In Legendarium, created by J.R.R Tolkein, prehistory Earth is referred to as Arda. Those regions and locations that find mention in Lord of the Rings are found in this world which also includes a number of water bodies as well as islands that are unnamed.
8. The Four Lands
This fictional fantasy world has been created by Terry Brook. The Four Lands are found in parts of Canada and United States. The landscape so described has come into form after a holocaust that will take place in the future. Important landmarks still exist but have been altered considerably.
Terabithia is a fantasy world created by Katherine Paterson in her book “Bridge to Terabithia”. It revolves around two children who are lonely and happen to walk into an enchanted and mysterious forest kingdom.
Even though Forks exists in Washington, the one created in Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight is far from being real. The book talks about Isabella Swan who falls in love with a 100 year old vampire. Her best friend is a werewolf and the baby she eventually gives birth to is half human and half vampire.