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"The Nix as a brook horse" by Theodor Kittelsen: folklore transformed into a fantasy world

{{#invoke:Sidebar|sidebar}} A fantasy world is a fictional universe created in fiction media, such as literature, film or games. Typical fantasy worlds involve magic or magical abilities, nonexistent technology <ref>Brian Attebery, The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature, p 166-7, ISBN 0-253-35665-2</ref> and sometimes, either an historical or futuristic theme. Some worlds may be a parallel world tenuously connected to Earth via magical portals or items; a fictional Earth set in the remote past or future; or an entirely independent world set in another universe.<ref>John Grant and John Clute, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, "Imaginary lands", p 495-5 ISBN 0-312-19869-8</ref>

Many fantasy worlds draw heavily on real world history, geography and sociology, and also on mythology and folklore.

Fantasy world sections
Intro  Plot function  History  Common elements  Constructed worlds  Fairytale and comic fantasy   The retreat of magic   Role-playing games  See also  Notes  References  External links  

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