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Planet NarniaThe Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis$
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Michael Ward

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195313871

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.001.0001

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 Sol

 Sol

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(p.100) FIVE Sol
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Planet Narnia
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Michael Ward (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0005

Sol, the most metallurgical of the planets, in Lewis's scholarship, poetry and That Hideous Strength. Sol's association with gold, liberality, and light symbolizing philosophical and theological wisdom. The donegality of The Voyage of the ‘Dawn Treader’, the story of a journey towards the rising sun. Apollo Sauroctonus, the lizard‐slaying sun‐god. A transcendent and universal Christology.

Keywords:   sun, Apollo, gold, liberality, philosophical, wisdom, metallurgical, light, transcendent, universal

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