The Chronicles of Narnia (Series) | Study Guide

C.S. Lewis

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Peter Pevensie Peter, oldest of the Pevensie siblings, is a brave, dependable boy who becomes High King of Narnia in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Peter returns to Narnia in Prince Caspian to help the prince reclaim his stolen throne and again in The Last Battle, where he appears to King Tirian in a vision and also enters Aslan's country. Read More
Susan Pevensie Susan Pevensie is a gentle, cautious girl who is gifted with a magical horn and becomes Queen of Narnia in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. In The Horse and His Boy she turns down marriage to the vengeful Prince Rabadash, almost inciting a war. Read More
Edmund Pevensie In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Edmund Pevensie is a spiteful boy who betrays his family to the White Witch, but later becomes a King under his brother Peter. King Edmund continues his adventures in The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and enters Aslan's country in The Last Battle. Read More
Lucy Pevensie Lucy Pevensie, a faithful, loving young girl, becomes Queen of Narnia under her sister Susan in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. She also appears in Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Horse and His Boy, and The Last Battle, in which she enters Aslan's country with her siblings and parents. Read More
Aslan Aslan, the great lion and creator of Narnia, is the only character to appear in all seven books in the series. He appears repeatedly to rescue characters and offer comfort and moral guidance in times of dire need. Read More
Queen Jadis Queen Jadis, known also as the White Witch, destroys her own world in The Magician's Nephew and is then brought to Narnia, where she escapes after eating the Apple of Life and gaining eternal youth. She conquers and rules Narnia for 100 years of winter in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but is defeated by Aslan and the Pevensies. Read More
Caspian The title character of Prince Caspian, Caspian—also called Prince Caspian, King Caspian, or Caspian the Tenth—takes back the throne from his murdering, usurping uncle King Miraz and helps restore the Old Narnia of talking animals and mythical beasts. He sails to the end of the world in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, reunites with his lost son Rilian in The Silver Chair, and appears in Aslan's country in The Last Battle. Read More
Ahoshta Ahoshta, a sexagenarian Calormene Tarkaan (lord) in The Horse and His Boy, becomes the Tisroc's chief adviser, or Grand Vizier. His marriage to Aravis is arranged, but she refuses to marry the old, ugly, detestable man.
Aravis Aravis, a young Calormene Tarkheena (noblewoman) in The Horse and His Boy, flees her home to avoid an unwanted marriage to Ahoshta. This courageous girl teams up with Shasta on her journey north, and together they help save Archenland from invasion.
Mr. Beaver In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Mr. Beaver meets the Pevensie children soon after they enter Narnia. He shelters them in his house at Beaversdam, and then helps them escape when they realize Edmund has betrayed them.
Mrs. Beaver Mrs. Beaver cooks a hearty meal for the Pevensie children before they all set off to find Aslan in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Under pressure, she has the presence of mind to make sure they take along food and other supplies.
Lord Bern Lord Bern is one of the seven nobles loyal to Caspian the Ninth who was sent away by King Miraz. Caspian the Tenth names him Duke of the Lone Islands in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Bree In The Horse and His Boy, the talking horse Bree (whose full name is Breehy-hinny-brinny-hoohy-hah) escapes with Shasta north toward Narnia, the land of Bree's birth. A former warhorse in Calormene, Bree is vain and worries about what people will think of him in Narnia.
Cabby In The Magician's Nephew, this London cabby's hansom cab is stolen by Queen Jadis, and he is pulled into Narnia along with his horse Strawberry. The modest, faithful man is named the first King of Narnia by Aslan: King Frank.
Coriakin Coriakin, once a star and now a magician, watches over the Dufflepuds in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Prince Corin Lively Prince Corin is the young son of Archenland's King Lune in The Horse and His Boy. Twin to Cor (Shasta), he sneaks into the battle against Prince Rabadash's army and later becomes a famous boxer.
Doctor Cornelius Doctor Cornelius is the half-man, half-dwarf tutor to the prince in Prince Caspian. He helps Caspian escape the castle, and then escapes himself to warn the Narnians of King Miraz's army.
Lord Drinian In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Lord Drinian is the captain of the ship. He is also a friend to Prince Rilian in The Silver Chair.
Dwarf In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe this unnamed dwarf serves the White Witch by driving her sleigh and performing other duties as commanded.
Emeth Emeth, a brave and faithful Calormene soldier in The Last Battle, insists on seeing his god Tash face to face. Once he enters the stable, he finds himself in Narnia and is welcomed by Aslan for his upright character.
Emperor-Beyond-the-Sea The Emperor-Beyond-the-Sea or Emperor-over-the-sea is the father of Aslan and the supreme ruler of all worlds, including Earth. Creator of both the Deep Magic from the Dawn of Time and the Deeper Magic Before the Dawn of Time, this character does not appear in person in the stories.
Father Time In The Silver Chair Father Time is a giant who lies buried beneath the ground awaiting the end of the world. He awakens in The Last Battle.
Centaur Glenstorm In Prince Caspian the Centaur Glenstorm, who is a prophet and stargazer, shows up when Caspian is meeting all the Old Narnian creatures, and the centaur immediately suggests holding a war council to plan for Caspian to take the throne back from usurping King Miraz.
Ginger A deceitful talking cat in The Last Battle, Ginger falls in league with Shift and the Calormenes in subjugating the innocent Narnians. Ginger is transformed back into a dumb animal after facing the frightful god Tash inside the stable.
Glimfeather Glimfeather is a talking owl in The Silver Chair. He takes Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb to the parliament of owls and helps them team up with Puddleglum.
Lord Glozelle Lord Glozelle, treacherous counselor to King Miraz in Prince Caspian, stabs Miraz during the battle against the Narnians.
Golg In The Silver Chair Golg is an Earthman (gnome) who is captured and questioned by Prince Rilian and Puddleglum. Golg returns to the Land of Bism through a chasm that opens up in the Underland.
Griffle In The Last Battle Griffle is a black dwarf who turns against King Tirian and Narnia. Wanting to be independent of rule, Griffle and his band of dwarfs kill both Narnians and Calormenes.
Governor Gumpas Governor Gumpas, the corrupt ruler of the Lone Islands in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, is replaced when Caspian arrives and removes him from power.
King of Harfang The unnamed king of the giants at Harfang entertains Jill Pole, Eustace Scrubb, and Puddleglum in The Silver Chair, but he secretly plans to eat them at the Autumn Feast.
Queen of Harfang In league with her husband and the Witch (the Lady of the Green Kirtle) in The Silver Chair, the unnamed Queen of the giants of Harfang offers false hospitality to Jill Pole, Eustace Scrubb, and Puddleglum—because she plans to eat them in a man-pie at the Autumn Feast.
Queen Helen Queen Helen, or Nellie, is crowned the first queen of Narnia by Aslan in The Magician's Nephew. She is transported there magically from a dreary life in London to join her husband Frank.
Hwin Hwin, a Narnian horse captured and raised in Calormene, helps Aravis escape to Narnia in The Horse and His Boy. Like Bree, she hides the fact that she can talk from the Calormenes, only revealing herself to Aravis to prevent the young girl from killing herself.
Jewel Jewel, a talking unicorn in The Last Battle, is the noble best friend of King Tirian. They are held prisoner by Shift after turning themselves in for killing two of his guards.
Digory Kirke In The Magician's Nephew Digory Kirke inadvertently brings the evil Queen Jadis, the White Witch, into Narnia at its birth. He is mentor (as Professor Kirke) and protector to the Pevensie children in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and enters Aslan's country in The Last Battle.
Mabel Kirke Mother of Digory Kirke and sister of Aunt Letty and Uncle Andrew, Mabel is close to death in The Magician's Nephew. She is restored to health when Digory presents her with a magical apple from Narnia to eat.
Lady of the Green Kirtle The Lady of the Green Kirtle kills Narnia's Queen, and then enchants and kidnaps her son Prince Rilian in The Silver Chair. She is also called the Queen of the Underland or simply the Witch.
Lasaraleen Lasaraleen is a pampered, married Tarkheena (noblewoman) and old friend of Aravis in The Horse and His Boy. Despite being somewhat superficial, she shows courage in helping Aravis escape Tashbaan.
Mrs. Lefay Mrs. Lefay is Uncle Andrew's fairy godmother in The Magician's Nephew. It is she who gives him the box of dust he uses to create the magic rings.
Aunt Letty Aunt Letty, or Letitia Ketterley, is sister to Uncle Andrew and Mabel Kirke in The Magician's Nephew. A kind caretaker, she tries to shield Digory Kirke from Uncle Andrew's mad experiments.
King Lune In The Horse and His Boy King Lune is the ruler of Archenland and the father of twins Cor (Shasta) and Corin. A widower, he invites Aravis to live at the castle after the battle with Prince Rabadash.
Mrs. Macready Mrs. Macready is Professor Digory Kirke's stern housekeeper in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The Pevensie children are trying to avoid her when they first stumble into Narnia.
Maugrim Maugrim, a talking wolf, also known as Fenris Ulf, and the chief of the White Witch's Secret Police in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, is killed by Peter when the wolf attacks Susan.
King Miraz King Miraz murders the prince's father, Caspian the Ninth, and usurps the throne in Prince Caspian. When Miraz has a son of his own, he sets out to destroy his nephew, the rightful heir.
Chief Monopod In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader the Chief Monopod is the leader of the Dufflepuds. He is sometimes called the Chief Voice (when he is invisible), but is often simply called Chief.
Nikabrik In Prince Caspian Nikabrik is a black dwarf (for his black hair and beard) who wants to defeat King Miraz and the Telmarines using whatever means necessary. He is killed when he attempts to bring the evil White Witch of legend back to life.
Nurse The prince's nurse tells him stories of the Old Narnia in Prince Caspian, and she is turned out of the castle by King Miraz for doing so.
Poggin Poggin is the only dwarf of Griffle's gang that stays loyal to King Tirian in The Last Battle.
Jill Pole Jill Pole travels to Narnia in The Silver Chair to help find the lost Prince Rilian. She returns to Narnia in The Last Battle to rescue King Tirian and the donkey, Puzzle, from captivity.
Polly Plummer A friend of Digory Kirke's in London, young Polly Plummer is tricked by Uncle Andrew into accepting a magic ring that sends her to another world. Along with Digory, she visits Narnia in The Magician's Nephew; she also appears briefly at the End of the World in The Last Battle.
Queen Prunaprismia Queen Prunaprismia, wife of King Miraz, gives birth to a son in Prince Caspian.
Puddleglum Puddleglum, a somber Marsh-wiggle in The Silver Chair, guides Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb in their quest to rescue Prince Rilian. Puddleglum is loyal to Narnia and Aslan, and shows great courage in standing up to the Witch, the Lady of the Green Kirtle.
Puzzle Puzzle, the talking donkey in The Last Battle, is tricked when his "friend" Shift talks Puzzle into impersonating Aslan, despite his own misgivings. The foolish donkey later realizes the harm he has done and is accepted into Aslan's country.
Prince Rabadash Prince Rabadash is the arrogant eldest son of the Tisroc in The Horse and His Boy. He invades Archenland, is defeated, and is then turned into a donkey by Aslan as a punishment.
Ramandu Ramandu is an aged star who lives near the World's End on an island with his daughter in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. He welcomes King Caspian and the crew, and offers refuge for Lord Rhoop.
Ramandu's daughter The beautiful daughter of Ramandu meets King Caspian in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and becomes Queen of Narnia. In The Silver Chair she gives birth to Prince Rilian and is later killed by a vicious green serpent.
Reepicheep Chief Mouse Reepicheep is a chivalrous, brave knight who is loyal to Aslan, and who inspires deep loyalty in his band of followers. The skilled swordsman joins the battle in Prince Caspian, sails to World's End and beyond in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and welcomes new arrivals into Aslan's country in The Last Battle.
Lord Rhoop Lord Rhoop, one of the seven nobles loyal to Caspian the Ninth, is found during The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. He has spent many years on a horrifying island where dreams literally come true.
Prince Rilian Prince Rilian, the son of Ramandu's daughter and Caspian the Tenth in The Silver Chair, is kidnapped by the Lady in the Green Kirtle (the Witch). He lives with her for ten years in the Underland, where she rules as queen and keeps him prisoner.
Rishda Rishda, a Calormene Tarkaan (noble), conspires with Shift and Ginger to rule over the hapless Narnians in The Last Battle. King Tirian drags Rishda into the stable, where the terrifying god Tash pounces on Rishda and carries him away.
Rumblebuffin The Giant Rumblebuffin is turned to stone by the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and is later restored to life by Aslan. He breaks down the gate of the Witch's house to free all the Narnians who've been held captive there.
Rynelf Rynelf is a sailor who encourages the crew to continue onward to the End of the World in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Eustace Scrubb Eustace Clarence Scrubb—called Eustace Clarence, and sometimes just Scrubb, but mostly Eustace—is a sulky, selfish boy who is temporarily changed into a dragon in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. He makes an about-face in his attitude, and goes on to help save Prince Rilian in The Silver Chair and King Tirian in The Last Battle.
Shasta Shasta, raised by a fisherman in The Horse and His Boy, runs away when the man nearly sells him into slavery. He helps to save Archenland, and in the process, discovers he is Cor, the lost twin brother of Prince Corin.
Shift Shift, a clever, greedy talking ape in The Last Battle, persuades Puzzle to impersonate Aslan and, through this deception, takes control of Lantern Waste. Shift himself becomes a puppet to Rishda, and in the end Tash eats Shift.
Lord Sopespian Lord Sopespian conspires with Lord Glozelle in Prince Caspian to trick King Miraz into fighting in single combat against Peter.
Strawberry A London cab horse, Strawberry, also known as Fledge, is accidentally transported to Narnia by Digory Kirke and Polly Plummer in The Magician's Nephew. There, he becomes a talking horse and is granted wings by Aslan.
Tash This fearsome god of the Calormenes, Tash the Inexorable, has the head of a vulture and four arms. He is called into Narnia in The Last Battle and is also mentioned in The Horse and His Boy.
King Tirian King Tirian of The Last Battle is the last king of Narnia. His kingdom is taken over by Calormenes and his army is defeated in the last battle of the world before it ends.
Tisroc The powerful ruler of Calormene in The Horse and His Boy, the Tisroc is treated almost as a god. "Tisroc" is an honorary title; there are other Tisrocs in Calormene history, including this man's son, Rabadash.
Trufflehunter Trufflehunter, a talking badger who is loyal to Aslan, cares for the injured prince in Prince Caspian.
Trumpkin A red dwarf (for his beard and hair) loyal to the prince and Old Narnia in Prince Caspian, Trumpkin is sent to look for the Pevensie children at the ruins of Cair Paravel. He serves as Caspian's Lord Regent in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Silver Chair.
Tumnus Tumnus, or the Faun, befriends Lucy in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. When he fails to turn Lucy over to the White Witch, the witch turns him to stone.
Uncle Andrew Andrew Ketterley, Uncle Andrew to Digory, is a self-absorbed, vain man who invents magic rings that allow travel to the Wood between the Worlds in The Magician's Nephew. Uncle Andrew kowtows to the wicked Queen Jadis in London, and is terrified when he finds himself transported to Narnia.
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