Maps of Your Favorite Fictional Places
If you have ever gotten lost in a book, video game, TV show or movie, you may find yourself envisioning the places in which they are set.
Diehard fans who watch for every direction and clue have drawn out these fictional maps, and we've turned to their artwork to provide you with a guide to some of the most popular fictional places.
You're sure to recognize a few characters along this route.
"Game of Thrones" fans know Westeros is the island continent in the far west of the Known World, separated from Essos by the Narrow Sea.
Sound like Great Britain? Many have spotted similarities and feel Westeros is an upsidedown version of England, Wales and Scotland.
The other Known World continents include Sothoryos and Ulthos, but most of the GoT action takes place in Westeros, where the Seven Kingdoms fight for, you guessed it, the throne.
King Arthur ruled the mystical city of Camelot, located somewhere in England. His walled castle city was the hub of the Kingdom of Logres. Within the castle, 150 knights would gather around the Round Table, discussing battles and lands.
Although fictional, historians have found similarities between references of King Arthur and his knights and true Briton battles. His name appears in works dating back to 594 AD, and some believe he may have been a real hero of the Celts.
Middle Earth (also spelled Middle-earth) is home to the hobbit heroes that saved the lands from Saruman's destruction in the fantasy stories of "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit."
The hobbits didn't work alone, though. They were joined by elves, dwarves, ents and men to fight the orc army and save Rohan, Gondor and the Shire.
Middle Earth, created by J.R.R. Tolkien, is actually a world from Old Norse, middangeard, which actually means "middle place."
In "Avatar," the blue-skinned Na'vi live on the jungle moon of Pandora, which is no place for humans who cannot handle the atmosphere. The unique biosphere is home to exotic life, including bioluminescent creatures and lush flora and fauna, much like the Amazonian jungles of South America.
Just like in the Amazon, the fictional Na'vi and their lush environment are being attacked for their resources.
Walt Disney World made it possible for humans to visit Pandora in its Animal Kingdom theme park.
Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The lucky Harry Potter gets to travel through a wall in a train station in London to ride a train to the Scottish Highlands where the penultimate British wizarding school is located.
The fictional boarding school in a castle can be visited through the magical film set-cum-tour-attraction outside London: Warners Bros Studios in Leavesden.
Or, you can visit Alnwick Castle to see where Potter and his mates learn to fly on a broomstick for the first time, Christchurch College to see the Great Hall or Gloucester Cathedral for the stunning hallways of the school.
Harry Potter and his friends don't spend all of their time at school. When in London, they can leave the Muggles behind and enter the historic wizarding alley.
Here, the wizards could visit Eeylops Owl Emporium for supplies for their owls, let their wand pick them in Ollivanders, find trick goods at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes and grab a Butterbeer at the Leaky Cauldron.
Although fictional, Universal Orlando Resort recreated Diagon Alley right down to its cobblestones.
What sibling hasn't wished away their younger brother or sister? That is exactly what Sarah does before spending the length of a Jim Henson-George Lucas movie traveling through an ever-changing maze to save her brother, Toby, in the cult-classic "Labyrinth."
He is hidden away in Jareth's Kingdom, home to the Goblin King (who looks a lot like David Bowie). Sarah prevails and becomes the first human to navigate through the Labyrinth.
Hundred Acre Wood
Christopher Robin visits his friends in Hundred Acre Wood, where Pooh and his Hunny Tree can be found. A.A. Milne wrote "Winnie the Pooh" for his son, Christopher Robin, who played in the 500 Acres of forest in East Sussex, England.
The real-life woods became the fictional home to some of the world's favorite stuffed animals.
In the "Chronicles of Narnia," humans cannot enter Narnia without first passing through a wardrobe, just like Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter do before meeting Aslan, the land's king.
The White Witch has taken control of the land and put a spell upon it. Don't forget to grab a coat from the wardrobe, as it may be cold in the land created by C.S. Lewis — that is until the children become the kings and queens.
The Marvelous Land of Oz
Everyone knows that, in order to get to the Emerald City, you must follow the Yellow Brick Road.
But the Marvelous Land of Oz is filled with traps, and a map comes in handy to avoid Fighting Trees, Knooks, Rampsies, Gigans and Hammer-Heads, who appear in the L. Frank Baum novel, "Land of Oz."
The Central American island of Isla Nublar had many surprises for those boating off the coasts of what they thought was uninhabited. Wealthy CEO of International Genetic Technologies John Hammond created Jurassic Park, where he introduced wild dinosaurs cloned with frog DNA strands.
His vision was to create a theme park where all could visit and see dinosaurs once again roaming the earth. Too bad the dinosaurs eat many of the visitors in the "Jurassic Park" movies.
Take the second star to the right and head straight on till morning, where you'll find yourself in Neverland, home of the Lost Boys, Captain Hook and Peter Pan.
Some think those who live here never age, but really it is just that they refuse to grow up.
The place for lost boys was created by J.M. Barrie whose 13-year-old brother died when the author was just six.
The desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, becomes home to the Duke of Atreides when the young duke is forced to leave behind his planet, Caladan, in order to look after the remote planet that lacks any sense of control.
First appearing in the "Dune" book series by Frank Herbert and then later in the 1984 film of the same name, fans will get a new look at Arrakis when the 2020 remake is released.
It was Plato who first shared the story of an island nation that was lost in the sea. Some say it lies outside the "Pillars of Hercules" (the rocks before the Straits of Gibraltar).
More modern claims think it is found near the Bahamas and was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. Others feel Atlantis is an ancient Greek civilization near Crete.
Did Plato begin the world's biggest practical joke or reveal some truth behind one of the biggest mysteries? Until it is found, fictional maps will have to do.
In "The Hunger Games," the United States of the future will be hit by an ecological disaster that will collapse the world as we know it. What is left will become Panem.
Ruled by President Snow, a dictator, the former states will be organized into districts, with District 1 serving as the capital.
Once a year, two young people from each district have the honor to be selected to play for riches and glory in the Hunger Games — that is until two players rebel in the 74th annual event.
It may not look like much more than a dangerous, desert planet, but Tatooine is home to the saviors of the Galaxy — the Skywalkers — in the "Star Wars" films.
Anakin Skywalker was immaculately conceived and born on this remote planet before training as a Jedi and succumbing to the Dark Side. His more-powerful son grew up here as well. Their lightsabers are buried together in the sand, thanks to Rey and the Jedi winning the Star Wars.
When Roger Rabbit is framed for the murder of Acme Corporation's Marvin Acme, he must leave Toontown to seek the help of L.A. detective Eddie Valiant.
It's easy to get lost in Toontown, where twists and turns are found even in the real-life version now available to explore at Mickey's Toontown at Disney theme parks.
Hidden deep within a forest in sub-Saharan Africa using an invisibility cloak, Wakanda's people are vastly ahead of our time.
The sole protectors of the world's strongest substance, vibranium, Wakanda's king, T'Challa, also protects his home and the world as the Black Panther, a member of the Avengers.
Another Avenger, Thor, the God of Thunder, once ruled as king of Asgard.
Connected to the world by the Bifrost rainbow bridge, this kingdom of the sky was sadly destroyed by the demon Surtur, released by Thor's brother Loki.
Derry is the idyllic New England town — for 26 wonderful years. On the 27th? Well, a clown named Pennywise gets involved and the town turns into one giant spider web of a trap.
Those who safely find their way out of Derry don't return. Thankfully, a pact made by childhood friends, Bill, Beverly, Ben, Richie, Eddie, Stanley and Mike, help to make Derry a nice place to visit.
Then again, we'll know for certain in 27 more years if "It" is.
Made up of nine provinces — Black Marsh, Cyrodiil, Elsweyr, Hammerfell, High Rock, Morrowind, Skyrim, Summerset Isles and Valenwood — Tamriel is a continent on Nirn.
It's also where all of "The Elder Scrolls" can be found. This video game takes its players through the many landscapes and environments of the large continent.
Another mythical continent in the gaming world, Ascell is the starting place for the characters of "Dungeons and Dragons."
Players use their imagination and role-playing on a series of fantasy competitions where barbarians, bards, clerics, druids, fighters, monks, paladins, rangers, rogues, sorcerers, warlocks and wizards fight to get to the next level.
You'll have to follow Alice and the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole to reach the fantastical world of Wonderland.
Ruled by the Queen of Hearts, who loves to play croquet, stop by the Mad Hatter's for a tea party, and sample some hookah with Caterpillar.
Just don't eat or drink anything marked with a sign to do so. Alice learned that one the hard way.
The Island From 'Lost'
When Oceanic Flight 815 crashed onto The Island, its survivors were literally lost, hence the TV show's name.
With no idea where they were or how to get off the tropical island, a string of mysteries begin to unravel, including a black smoke monster, polar bears and the reoccurring 4-8-15-16-23-42 sequence of numbers.
Is there any way off the island? This map won't answer your questions.
When battling trolls, dinosaurs, titans and other ancient evil in the "World of Warcraft," you'll visit the Eastern Kingdoms. Here, the seven kingdoms include Lordaeron, Stromgarde, Gilneas, Alterac, Quel Thalas, Khaz Modan, as well as domains, lands, tribes and areas led by other people.
Just like any game, the goal is to advance throughout the various levels found in each area of the map ... which will keep you busy for awhile.
Outside of Jurassic Park, there is another island home to dinosaurs. The land's caverns enable the last-remaining dinosaurs of the earth to live well beyond extinction in the fictional "Dinotopia" cartoon series.
Sauropolis, the capital, is located on the main island, along with Rainy Basin, the Great Desert, Waterfall City and the Forbidden Mountains.
The evil that escapes from the Hellmouth beneath Sunnydale could have taken over the world if not for a bubbly blonde cheerleader named Buffy in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
This California town was also home to the Scooby Gang before it sank into the earth when it was destroyed by demons.
The royal family of Hyrule's Princess Zelda needs rescuing. To help save her in "The Legend of Zelda" video game, having a map of the kingdom of Hyrule could help.
You'll swing on ropes, climb ladders, sail, swim, ride horses, fly, run and fight your way around, so mesmerize it before you head in.
Jim Henson, of Muppet fame, was the imagination behind "The Dark Crystal" movie. When the Crystal that serves as the life-force for the planet Thra goes dark, you'll have until the Greater, the Rose and the Dying suns and the Blue, Pearl and Hidden moons align to restore its crack.
Without it, the UrRu will perish under the Skeksis.
Try not to visit Jumanji. People who find themselves here have a very difficult time of getting out.
If you do make it here, you'll have to figure out a lot of clues to find your way out — and even if you leave, you may end up being called back.