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The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
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from an academic paper I wrote about the series in 2005:

In The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and The Last Battle C.S. Lewis paints a world that is steeped in Celtic, Greek, and Christian mythos and imagery. He mixes and melds allegory and characters in a way that is lightweight, readable, and believable. The Chronicles of Narnia is a far lighter than Lewis’s contemporary, J.R.R. Tolkien’s, The Lord of the Rings, but are no less steeped in a mythology that has depth, and history—a world based on mythology, but has also created its own mythos.
Lewis draws from several mythological sources, but the books rely heavily on creatures from Greek, and Celtic mythology. Lewis relies heavily on Christian allegory for the books. Although the characters are derived from Pagan mythologies, the stories are derived from the Bible. Pagan and Christian myths meld into a new mythos.

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