In the pantheon of fantasy, there are gazillions of worlds encompassing everything from Dorothy’s Oz to the Greek mythology of Clash of the Titans to Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Sunnydale. This week’s poll presents five of the most popular fantasy worlds. Which is your favorite?
The five fantasy worlds listed here are hardly comprehensive. Many of our readers will have other fantasy universes you prefer. But these are arguably the five most popular fantasy realms of right now. In case you don’t recognize one or more of them, they are:
- Hogwarts – the wizard world of Harry Potter (which has no name of its own, but the Hogwarts castle is its most recognized location)
- Middle Earth – J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion
- Narnia – C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series
- Tamriel – the setting for The Elder Scrolls video games, including the current Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Westeros – where George R.R. Martin’s popular “A Song of Fire and Ice” novels take place, as well as HBO’s Game of Thrones, which is based on the books
If you’re looking for Star Wars or Doctor Who‘s universe, fear not. They’re science fiction, and we’ll do another poll for favorite science fiction universes soon.