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Narnia character

Aslan in promotional artwork from the 2005 film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Aslan
Race/Nation Talking Lion / Aslan's Country
Gender Male
Birthplace Aslan's Country
Major character in
The Magician's Nephew
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Horse and His Boy
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Last Battle
Portrayals in Adaptations
1988-90 BBC miniseries: Ronald Pickup (voice)
2005-08 Disney film series: Liam Neeson (voice)[1]

Aslan (Turkish or caucasian word), the "Great Lion," is the central character in The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C. S. Lewis. He is the titular lion of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and his role in Narnia is developed throughout the remaining books. He is also the only character to appear in all seven books of the series. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Narnia redirects here. ... Aslans Country is a fictional location from C. S. Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia series. ... This article is about the Male sex. ... The Magicians Nephew is a fantasy novel for children written by C. S. Lewis. ... This article is about the novel. ... Cover of a recent edition of The Horse and His Boy The Horse and His Boy is a novel by C.S. Lewis. ... Prince Caspian is a novel for children by C. S. Lewis, first published in 1951. ... The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a fantasy novel by C. S. Lewis. ... The Silver Chair is part of The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels written by C.S. Lewis. ... This article is about the novel by C. S. Lewis. ... The BBC produced a television adaptation of four books of C. S. Lewiss The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (1988), Prince Caspian (1989), The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1989) and The Silver Chair (1990). ... Sir Ronald Pickup (born 7 June 1940) is a well-established English actor. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of fantasy films from Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media, based on the series of novels, The Chronicles of Narnia, written by C.S. Lewis in the 1950s. ... William John Liam Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... Aslan or Arslan is the Turkish Mongolian word for lion. it was used as a title by a number of Seljuk and Ottoman rulers, including Alp Arslan and Ali Pasha it is a Turkic/Iranian name. ... For other uses, see Lion (disambiguation). ... Narnia redirects here. ... Clive Staples Jack Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis, was an Irish author and scholar. ...


He is a talking lion, King of the Beasts, son of the Emperor-Over-the-Sea; a wise, compassionate, magical authority (both temporal and spiritual); mysterious and beloved guide to the human children who visit; guardian and saviour of Narnia; and ultimately revealed as its creator and destroyer. The author, C. S. Lewis, described Aslan as an alternate version of Christ—that is, as the form that Christ might have appeared in a fantastic world. ... This page is about the title, office or what is known in Christian theology as the Divine Person. ...


Aslan is a Turkish word meaning lion. Lewis came up with the name during a trip to the Ottoman Empire (modern-day Turkey), where he was impressed with the Sultan's elite guards also called Aslan because of their bravery and loyalty. Ottoman redirects here. ...


Throughout the series, it is stated that Aslan is "not a tame lion", since, despite his gentle and loving nature, he is powerful and can be dangerous. He has many followers, which include vast numbers of Talking Beasts, Centaurs, Fauns, Dryads, Dwarfs, Satyrs, Naiads, Hamadryads, Mermaids, Silvans, Unicorns, and Winged Horses. Lewis often capitalises the word Lion, to convey the reverence the characters feel toward him. See also centaur (planetoid), Centaur (rocket stage) Guido Reni, Abduction of Deianira, 1620-21 In Greek mythology, the centaurs (Greek: Κένταυροι) are a race part human and part horse, with a horses body and a human head and torso (illustration, right). ... In Roman mythology, fauns were place-spirits (genii) of untamed woodland. ... The Dryad by Evelyn De Morgan Dryads are tree spirits in Greek mythology. ... This page is about a mythological race. ... Satyrs (Satyri) in Greek mythology are half-man half-beast nature spirits that haunted the woods and mountains, companions of Pan and Dionysus. ... Naiad by John William Waterhouse, 1893 In Greek mythology, the Naiads (from the Greek νάειν, to flow, and νἃμα, running water) were a type of nymph who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, and brooks, as river gods embodied rivers, and some very ancient spirits inhabited the still waters of... Hamadryads are spirts of trees like their cousins the Dryads,but the difference is that Dryads resemble humans with tree like features and characteristics and can leave their trees. ... For an article about the 1990 movie Mermaids, see Mermaids (movie) A mermaid is a legendary creature with a female human head and torso (if its male, its called a merman) and the tail of a fish, which inhabits the water. ... Sylvain Grenier, pronounced Grahn-yay (born March 26, 1977 in Montreal, Quebec), is a Québécois Canadian professional wrestler, formerly one-half of the tag team La Résistance. ... This article is about the mythical creature. ... For other uses, see Pegasus (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Biography

In The Magician's Nephew

(This is the first story in the chronology of Narnia, and of its human visitors, but the sixth tale Lewis wrote, and for most readers it is not the first meeting with the character.)


Aslan makes his first appearance at the creation of Narnia. When Digory, Polly, Jadis, Uncle Andrew, The Cabby, and Fledge inadvertently enter a new world using magic rings, they find it an empty void. Aslan appears, and through the power of his singing, calls the world of Narnia into existence. Narnia is a fantasy world created by C. S. Lewis as a location for his Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels for children. ... Digory Kirke (1888 - 1949) is a human character from C. S. Lewiss fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. ... Polly Plummer is a human fictional character from C. S. Lewiss fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. ... Jadis, the White Witch is the key villain of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published book in C. S. Lewiss Chronicles of Narnia series, and the second chronologically. ... Uncle Andrew Ketterley is a fictional character from C. S. Lewiss fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. ... Formerly a London cab driver, King Frank was the first King of Narnia in the Chronicles of Narnia. ... Fledge, also sometime known as Strawberry, was the Father of all Winged Horses in the Chronicles of Narnia. ... Magic ring is an article of jewlery that appears frequently in fantasy and fairytale. ...


While all the characters immediately feel awe for Aslan, Jadis expresses this as fear and hatred, and unsuccessfully assaults Aslan with an iron bar before fleeing. Aslan is unperturbed, and continues calling plants and animals into existence. The power of his song is so great that even the iron bar, dropped on fertile earth, grows into a functioning lamp post, and toffees sprout into fruit trees. A roadway light in front of a red sky at night A street light or street lamp, also known as a light standard or lamp standard, is a raised light on the edge of a road, turned on or lit at a certain time every night. ... English Toffee (the chewy sort) in cellophane wrapping Toffee is a confection made by boiling molasses or sugar along with butter, milk and occasionally flour. ...


Aslan then selects certain species from among the dumb beasts his song has called into existence, and gives them the power of speech and reason. He instructs them to look after the dumb animals. He appoints The Cabby to be King of Narnia, and brings his wife Nellie to Narnia from Earth to be Queen.


Aslan explains that Jadis will pose a great threat to the Narnians, and charges Digory and Polly with a quest to acquire a magic fruit to protect the land. He turns the horse Strawberry into a winged horse. When the quest is complete, he crowns The Cabby and Nellie, and advises Digory on how to care for his sick mother. For other uses, see Pegasus (disambiguation). ...


At the end of the novel, he takes Digory, Polly and Uncle Andrew back to the Wood between the Worlds, without the use of magic rings, and warns them that their Earth is in danger of a similar fate to the dead world Charn. The Wood between the Worlds is a location in The Magicians Nephew, part of the Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis. ... Charn is a fictional realm in C. S. Lewiss book The Magicians Nephew, one of the Chronicles of Narnia. ...


In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

(This is the second Narnia story chronologically, but the first one Lewis wrote, and for many readers was the first appearance of Aslan.)


With Narnia in the hundredth year of the tyrannical rule of the White Witch (who had condemned the land to "endless winter"), all the Narnians are eagerly anticipating the return of Aslan.


"Aslan is on the move" is repeated, in fearful secrecy, as a message of hope. The Witch has turned hundreds of Aslan's followers to stone — namely those who refused to be in her pay. The Narnians expect Aslan to bring an end to the White Witch's tyrannical reign.


The four human children are given shelter and aid by Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, who intend to lead them to Aslan. But before they set off, Edmund leaves to betray them to the White Witch. The children find Aslan leading a large gathering of Narnians who are preparing for war. Aslan sends some other Narnians to attack the Witch and her small entourage, during which they rescue Edmund. While they are away Aslan makes Peter a knight.


The White Witch reappears and claims from Aslan the right to execute Edmund as a traitor, citing Deep Magic from the Dawn of Time. Aslan offers that the Witch might execute him in Edmund's place, and she accepts. On the Stone Table, as Susan and Lucy watch, the White Witch mocks, abuses, shaves, muzzles, and finally slays Aslan with her knife. In C. S. Lewiss fantasy novels the Chronicles of Narnia, Aslans How, or the Hill of the Stone Table, is a high mound or cairn south of the Great River in Narnia next to the Great Woods. ... Susan Pevensie is one of the major characters in C. S. Lewiss Chronicles of Narnia series. ... Georgie Henley as Lucy Pevensie in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe the 2005 film Lucy Pevensie is one of the major characters from C. S. Lewiss The Chronicles of Narnia. ...


After the Witch leaves with her army to attack the Narnians, Lucy, Susan, and a number of mice remove the bonds from Aslan's body. But as dawn breaks they find that his body is gone, and then Aslan reveals that he is alive once more, thanks to a Deeper Magic from before the Dawn of Time that the witch was not aware of, as she entered Narnia at its beginning. Aslan explains that "when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backward."


Aslan's exact words from chapter 15 do not clearly indicate whether or not it was within the witch's power to see this deeper magic, though they seem to imply that she could not. His language seems to imply that, had Jadis not been ill at ease when she was present at Narnia's creation, she may have understood this deeper magic, an important idea to the Christian metaphors of the series.


Aslan goes to the Witch's palace and breathes on the statues of her petrified enemies, bringing them back to life. He leads them all to aid Peter, Edmund and the Narnian army who are fighting the Witch's army. At the conclusion of the battle, he leaps on top of the witch and kills her.


Aslan crowns the four children as Kings and Queens of Narnia, and then during the celebration he quietly slips away. The children say nothing about it, for Mr. Beaver had warned them, "...one day you'll see him and another you won't."


Mr. Beaver's comments not only appear to contain Christian metaphors, but they also serve as a foreshadowing of Aslan's role in the books to follow.


In The Horse and his Boy

Readers are given very few details of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy's reign in Narnia. There is one story, however, that occurs during that timeframe: "The Horse and His Boy."


"The Horse and His Boy" is about finding one's home. For the talking horses in this story (Bree and Hwin), the home they seek is the land of Narnia, where they were born. However, for the two humans that journey with them — Shasta and Aravis — finding their "home" is more a matter of the heart.


Aslan's influence throughout "The Horse and his Boy" is primarily hidden. Secretly, he delivered the infant Prince Cor of Archenland from his enemies, placing him into the hands of a Calorman fisherman (who gave him the name of Shasta). Later, when Shasta meets Bree it is Aslan, disguised as a "witless" lion, who forces them into joining up with Aravis and Hwin. Aslan also appears to Shasta in the form of a cat comforting him when he feels abandoned at the Tombs of the Ancient Kings. It is Aslan who chases Bree and Hwin giving them the speed needed to reach Archenland in time for Shasta to warn their king of an impending attack by the Calormene army. He gives Shasta the resolve to persevere and help save Archenland and Narnia from the invaders. He also slashes Aravis across her back with his claws. The attack is not terrible, however, and is later compared to the damage of a whipping. (Aslan later explains that his treatment of Aravis is punishment for a previous action. When she ran away from home, she left while her servant was sleeping, with no thought about the punishment the servant would receive. The cuts on her back were equal to the damage done when the servant was whipped.) Shasta is a fictional character in C.S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia. ... In C. S. Lewiss fantasy novels the Chronicles of Narnia, Archenland is a nation to the south of Narnia. ... Aravis is a main character in C.S. Lewis The Horse and his Boy. ... Bree (short for Breehy-hinny-brinny-hoohy-hah) is the name of a talking horse in C. S. Lewiss Chronicles of Narnia. ... Hwin is a fictional character from C. S. Lewiss fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. ... In C. S. Lewiss fantasy novels the Chronicles of Narnia, Archenland is a nation to the south of Narnia. ... The Calormenes are the inhabitants of the land of Calormen in the Chronicles of Narnia. ...


Eventually, Aslan shows himself directly to the travellers, addressing their fears, or their selfpity, or their condescension towards others, or their pompousness. In one case, however, he affirms a pureness of heart. Aslan reveals himself to Rabadash, the leader of the Calormen attackers in an effort to free him of his arrogant and violent ways. When kind words and forgiveness fail to soften Rabadash, Aslan resorts to an act of severe kindness: he turns Rabadash into a donkey. He leaves Rabadash with a cure for his "condition," requiring that he humble himself before all of his Calormen people: Rabadash must go to the temple of the Calormen god, Tash (since Rabadash had insulted Aslan in Tash's name). There, he would be turned back into a human. Were he to journey too far from the temple, however, he would turn, forever, back into a donkey.


In Prince Caspian

A thousand and three hundred Narnian years after the events in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," both Aslan and the Pevensie children have become near-forgotten myths. The children, newly returned to Narnia, are led the right way to their destination by Aslan, and find their faith tested as Aslan does not appear to them until they really try to see him.


Aslan's How, a burial mound on the site of the Stone Table, is a gathering point for loyal Narnians, where Prince Caspian forms his army. Meanwhile, Aslan re-awakens the spirits of the forest and the river, leading a Bacchanalian revel through the oppressed towns and fomenting a popular revolution. Aslans How, or the Hill of the Stone Table, is a high mound or cairn south of the Great River in Narnia next to the Great Woods. ... The Bacchanalia were wild and mystic festivals of the Roman god Bacchus. ...


When the Telmarines are defeated, Aslan creates a door allowing the children to return to Earth. He tells Peter and Susan that they are, hereafter, too old to return to Narnia. Telmarines were a fierce people who inhabited the remote country of Telmar, in the world of Narnia. ...


In Voyage of the Dawn Treader

While Prince Caspian is seeking seven lost mariners, the mouse Reepicheep hopes that their voyage will take them to Aslan's Country in the uttermost East. Reepicheep is a character from C. S. Lewiss Chronicles of Narnia series. ... Aslans Country is a fictional location from C. S. Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia series. ...


On many of the islands where they stop, a brief glimpse of Aslan, or his image, is enough to guide Caspian and his crew away from dangerous folly. When the recalcitrant Eustace is turned into a green dragon, Aslan meets with him and pulls the dragon-skin away, leaving him as a human boy and a more pleasant person. At another island, Lucy enters the home of a magician and attempts to perform a spell that would make her dazzlingly beautiful, in spite of her knowledge that performing the spell would cause untold chaos as thousands of men would battle to win her favour. Just as she is about to say the words, however, she sees an image of Aslan snarling at her, frightening her from pronouncing the spell. Aslan appears later and gently reprimands her for having used another spell (one which allowed Lucy to see what her friends were saying about her, showing one of her friends denouncing her friendship with Lucy). Aslan tells Lucy that her friend did love her, but was frightened by an older girl who was present. He also assures Lucy that she will once again read a story-spell that she had read in the magician's house, which Lucy felt was the best story ever. Finally, Aslan answers Lucy's call for help when they are lost in the Island of Dreams and helps them escape. Eustace Clarence Scrubb (1933 - 1949) is a character in C. S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia. ... For other uses, see Dragon (disambiguation). ...


Eventually, Edmund, Lucy, Eustace and Reepicheep reach the world's end, where Aslan appears as a lamb. He shows Reepicheep the way to his country while helping the children return home. He also finally tells Edmund and Lucy that they are too old to return to Narnia, as he had told Peter and Susan in Prince Caspian, and that they must instead come to know him in their world, a relatively direct reference to the Christian themes of the series.


In The Silver Chair

Aslan instructs Jill and Eustace to rescue Prince Rilian, following a series of signs. Jill Pole (1933 - 1949) is a major character from C. S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia series. ... In C. S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia fictional series, Rilian (2325-?) is the son of King Caspian and the grandson of Ramandu the star. ...


He makes no further appearance until the end of the story, but his signs are central to the story, and belief in Aslan plays a crucial part in defeating the Lady of the Green Kirtle, who tries to destroy the children's belief in Narnia. The Lady of the Green Kirtle, also known as the Queen of Underland, is a character in The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis, appearing as the main villain. ...


In the end, he sends Jill and Eustace back to our world magically, also helping them repay the school bullies and make a better school in the process.


In The Last Battle

The ape Shift disguises the reluctant donkey Puzzle as Aslan. They fool the Narnians into thinking Aslan has returned, while issuing commands in his name. Shift is a fictional character in the childrens fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and make it more accessible to a general audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


The encroaching Calormenes are encouraged to treat Aslan and their god Tash as a single, combined being, "Tashlan". Dissenters are thrown into Puzzle's stable, supposedly to meet "Tashlan", so that they can be murdered by Calormene soldiers. For other uses, see Tash. ...


King Tirian, the remaining loyal Narnians, and Jill and Eustace battle the Calormenes and their allies, but are forced through the stable door along with several dwarves who have lost faith in Narnia. They find themselves not in a stable, but in a paradise: Aslan's Country. Aslan is there, and they watch through the stable door as the world of Narnia is destroyed. When the dwarves are thrown into the paradise, they are unable to see it and instead are certain that they are inside an ordinary stable. When Lucy asks Aslan to help them, he tells her that he will show her what he can and what he cannot do. He then growls at the dwarves and makes food magically appear in their hands; however, this fails to convince them (they think that the growling is a machine and that the food is food that would be found in a stable). Aslan tells the children that the dwarves shut themselves out to him, and therefore cannot be reached (in a similar fashion to Uncle Andrew, from The Magician's Nephew). Paradise, Jan Bruegel Paradise is an English word from Persian roots that is generally identified with the Garden of Eden or with Heaven. ...


Aslan then commands Peter to shut the door on Narnia, and leads them through his country, which is a platonic ideal of Narnia. He greets Emeth, a devout yet kind Tash-worshipping Calormene, telling him that "I and [Tash] are of such different kinds that no service which is vile can be done to me, and none which is not vile can be done to him." As they get "further up and further in," the Narnians find Aslan's country getting bigger and better, eventually encompassing Earth as well. The very end also directs toward Christian themes, saying that Aslan did not appear as a lion anymore, and he (referring to Aslan) becomes capitalized as this happens. Platonic idealism is the theory that the substantive reality around us is only a reflection of a higher truth. ...


Influences

The word aslan is Turkish for "lion" and is used as a title for Ottoman and Seljukid rulers. The theory that the figure of Aslan may have been inspired by a mysterious lion which appears and disappears suddenly at key moments in the novel The Place of the Lion, written by Lewis' close friend Charles Williams, was specifically denied by Lewis in a paper published later in his life.[citation needed] Turkish ( IPA ) is a language spoken by 65–73 million people worldwide, making it the most commonly spoken of the Turkic languages. ... For other uses, see Lion (disambiguation). ... The Ottoman Dynasty (or the Imperial House of Osman) ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1281 to 1923, beginning with Osman I (not counting his father, ErtuÄŸrul), though the dynasty was not proclaimed until 1383 when Murad I declared himself sultan. ... The Seljuk Turks (also Seldjuk, Seldjuq, Seljuq;in Turkish Selçuklu, in Persian سلجوقيان SaljÅ«qiyān ; in Arabic سلجوق SaljÅ«q, or السلاجقة al-Salājiqa;) were a major branch of the Oghuz Turkics and a dynasty that ruled parts of Central Asia and the Middle East from the 11th to 14th... The Place of the Lion is a fantasy novel written by Charles Williams. ... Charles Walter Stansby Williams (September 20, 1886 – May 15, 1945), was a British writer and poet, and a member of the loose literary circle called the Inklings. ...


The word Aslan is also a variation of the Germanic family name Ansell from the time of the Norman Conquest. It is composed of two words, "god" and "protection/helmet." [2]


Christian interpretation

Although Aslan can be read as an original character, many readers see parallels with the character and story of Christ. In particular, his sacrifice is reminiscent of the accounts of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection. This page is about the title, office or what is known in Christian theology as the Divine Person. ... For other uses, see Crucifixion (disambiguation). ... Look up Resurrection in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


According to the author, he is not an allegorical portrayal of Christ, but rather a different, hypothetical, incarnation of Christ himself: "If Aslan represented the immaterial Deity, he would be an allegorical figure. In reality however, he is an invention giving an imaginary answer to the question, 'What might Christ become like if there really were a world like Narnia and He chose to be incarnate and die and rise again in that world as He actually has done in ours?' This is not allegory at all." This interpretation is related to J. R. R. Tolkien's concept of "secondary creation" expounded in his 1947 essay "On Fairy-Stories," reflecting discussions Lewis and Tolkien had in the Inklings group. An allegory (from Greek αλλος, allos, other, and αγορευειν, agoreuein, to speak in public) is a figurative representation conveying a meaning other than and in addition to the literal. ... Look up incarnation, incarnate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the term Deity in the context of mysticism and theology. ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ... On Fairy-Stories is an essay by J. R. R. Tolkien which discusses the fairy-story as a literary form. ... The Eagle and Child pub (commonly known as the Bird and Baby) in Oxford where the Inklings met on Thursday nights in 1939. ...


Portrayals

  • In the animated adaptation of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe distributed by the Children's Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop), Aslan is voiced by Stephen Thorne.
  • Thorne also makes appearances as the Great Lion in the adaptations made in the mid-1990s by BBC Radio.
  • In all three of the BBC television serial adaptations of the late 1980s and early 1990s (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair), Aslan is voiced by Ronald Pickup and the costume is operated by William Todd Jones, who also appeared as Glenstorm the centaur.
  • In the 2005 film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the CGI Aslan is voiced by Liam Neeson. Neeson will return to voice the character in the sequel, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, scheduled for a 2008 release, along with the third film in the series.[1]
  • In Epic Movie, Fred Willard appears as a parody of Aslan. He is a human/lion hybrid known as Aslo. He's constantly drinking and sleeps with anyone who's willing. He helps the heroes get Edward out of the White Bitch's dungeon, kills Silas, and ends up killed by the White Bitch.
  • In South Park, Aslan appears in Here Comes the Neighborhood where Token, not quite able to fit in with the rich kids, or the middle class kids, goes to the zoo to join the lions who are led by Aslan, who is, in this case, a lover of cheap practical jokes. He then appears again in Imaginationland Episode II and Imaginationland Episode III where he is a leader of Imaginationland, the home of fictional characters. The latter portrayals were far more in line with Lewis' version.
  • Aslan appears in the "Robot Chicken" episode "Robot Chicken's Half-Assed Christmas Special" voiced by Seth MacFarlane. Appearing in a segment parodying Narnia, he is referred to as "the Jesus-allegory Lion," and is seen talking to a centaur when his head gets cut off by a nerd on a unicorn.

Sesame Workshop, formerly known as the Childrens Television Workshop (or CTW), is a non-profit organization behind the production of several educational childrens programs that have run on public broadcasting around the world (including PBS in the United States). ... Stephen Thorne is a British actor of radio, film, stage and television. ... BBC Radio is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Sir Ronald Pickup (born 7 June 1940) is a well-established English actor. ... William Todd-Jones, sometimes William Todd Jones, is a British puppet designer, performer, director, and writer. ... This article is about the mythological creatures. ... The graphic identity of Focus on the Family is intended to recall old time traditional values. ... David Suchet OBE (born May 2, 1946) is an English actor best known for his television portrayal of Agatha Christies Hercule Poirot in the television series Agatha Christies Poirot. ... Computer-generated imagery (commonly abbreviated as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ... William John Liam Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... For the film genre see Epic film. ... Fred Willard (born September 18, 1939) is an American comedian and character actor, known for his improvisational comedy skills. ... This article is about the TV series. ... Here Comes the Neighborhood is episode 512 of the Comedy Central series South Park. ... Imaginationland Episode II is episode 1111 (#164) of Comedy Centrals South Park. ... Imaginationland Episode III is episode 1112 (#165) of Comedy Centrals South Park. ... Robot Chicken is an Emmy award-winning American stop motion animated television series produced by Stoopid Monkey, ShadowMachine Films, Williams Street, and Sony Pictures Digital, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of... Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973) is a two-time Emmy-winning American animator, screenwriter, producer, actor, comedian and voice actor. ...

References

Narnia Portal
  1. ^ a b "Caspian to be second Narnia movie", BBC, 2006-01-18. Retrieved on 2006-12-01. 
  2. ^ (http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.fc/qx/aslan-family-crest.htm)

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External links

  • SparkNotes reference to the meaning of Aslan's death
  • "Aslan is still on the move" Christianity Today editorial, 6 August 2001.
  • Following Aslan children's explanation of Aslan's parallels with Jesus
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Aslan of Narnia (967 words)
Aslan is the benevolent Protector of all that is good and the final and fair Judge of those who deny his grace.
Aslan's primary activities in this volume are to inspire the rightful prince to triumph over the evil intentions of his uncle (who is attempting to usurp the throne) and accomplishing miracles which revitalize the Narnian world.
Aslan reveals his knowledge of earth, which clearly suggests that his realm is not limited to the magical realm of Narnia.
Aslan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (657 words)
Aslan, the "Great Lion," is the main character in The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C.
The figure of Aslan may have been inspired by a mysterious lion which appears and disappears suddenly at key moments in the novel The Place of the Lion, written by Lewis' close friend Charles Williams.
Aslan is the being who created and would eventually destroy the world of Narnia, though he and others often make references to an "Emperor-beyond-the-Sea", which may be interpreted as the God of Christianity, given the books' numerous Christian influences.
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