Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A is for Aslan
Aslan is the main character in series entitled The Chronicles of Narnia written by C. S. Lewis. He is depicted as a “great lion” in the book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Lewis develops this character in the remaining books in the series.
Aslan is the Turkish word for lion. Lewis often capitalizes the word “lion” when referring to Aslan. This character is used by Lewis to represent Jesus in his stories.
Aslan is a talking lion. He is the King of all beasts. He is the son of the Lord of Narnia. Aslan is a very gentle guide to the human children who “visit” Narnia. However, Aslan can be very dangerous and ferocious when he needs to be. As a matter of fact, it is written of Aslan, “”he is not a tame lion.”
He has many followers, including humans, talking beasts, and mythological creatures such as Centaurs, Fauns, Dryads, Dwarfs, Satyrs, Naiads, Hamadryads, Mermaids, Sylvans, Unicorns, and Winged Horses.
Posted by Gregg Metcalf at 5:00 AM