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Middle Earth... or Narnia?

For each statement, guess whether it applies to Narnia, Middle Earth, or both. Good luck!
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1. Has been created by C. S. Lewis
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2. Its capital city is Cair Paravel
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3. Is inhabited by dwarfs
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4. Is bigger
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Around 3,000x5,000 km for Middle Earth, 250x160 km for Narnia.
5. Is presented as linked with the real world
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6. Is inhabited by a White Wizard or Witch
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7. Has been created in first
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1915-1916 for Middle Earth, 1950 for Narnia.
8. Has been represented by New Zealand (at least partially) in movies
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9. Has the longest chronology/History
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2556 years for Narnia, 3021 only for the Third Age of Middle Earth.
10. Appears in the most books (oficially published by the original author)
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7 for Narnia, 5 for Middle Earth (Unfinished Tales excluded).
11. Appears in the most movies
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3 for Narnia, 6 by Peter Jackson for Middle Earth.
12. Where horses can talk
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Strawberry/Fledge is one of the first talking beasts of Narnia; Mearas ("best" horses in Middle Earth) can't talk.
13. Give its name to a metal band
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Although some regions or cities of Middle Earth give their names to sereval bands, albums and tracks.
14. Has been adapted in video game(s) on the Game Boy Advance
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for Narnia (2005), five games for Middle Earth (2002-2004).
15. Is mentioned in the title of a featured quiz on JetPunk
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5 Comments
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Level 65
Jan 16, 2022
"The mother of our particular hobbit... what is a hobbit? I suppose hobbits need some description nowadays, since they have become rare and shy of the Big People, as they call us. " ~~ The Hobbit - J.R.R.Tolkien

I believe Middle Earth is presented as not only being linked to the real world, but as having been the history of our real world. Tolkien didn't lean too hard on this idea, but particularly at the start of the Hobbit from whence the above quote comes it shows that Middle Earth is indeed Earth. The clue I'd say is in the name "Middle Earth" - "Earth".

I don't mean to be a nit picker, have yourself a good day whomever might be reading this.

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Level 63
Sep 3, 2022
This.
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Level 30
Jan 22, 2024
Altough in some of his letters he clearly states that Middle-Earth is our world but in a different state of time. At the writing of the letter he said that we were in the year 1960 of the seventh age. Meaning that the birth of christ was the start of a new age.

And generally Tolkien saw himself more as a historian that had stumbled upon ancient texts. As for why there are some things we do not now the origin of ex. Tom Bombadil, as for the stories are supposed to be written by the characters in them.

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Level 76
Jul 1, 2024
When Tolkien wrote the Hobbit it wasn't originally supposed to be part of his legendarium, but while writing the Lord of the Rings he decided to connect them to his earlier stories that later became the Silmarillion. This is the reason for some inconsistencies like the one you pointed out.
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Level 60
Mar 25, 2022
Actually, in Middle Earth they’re called dwarves. (Super nitpicky lol)