A Wind in the Door Setting & Symbolism

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Metron Ariston

According to Blajeny, Metron Ariston is more of an idea or a postulatum than an actual place, although it looks like a physical place to the children while they are there. Within Metron Ariston, size is relative. The children are able to see the microscopic farandola, Sporos, as if he were actually their own size. Interestingly, the name the author has chosen for this place/postulatum is an actual phrase meaning "all things in moderation" or "the Golden Mean."

Veganuel

Veganuel is Blajeny's home galaxy and the location of Metron Ariston.

Charles Wallace's Mitochondria

The climax of the story takes place inside of Charles Wallace's mitochondria, which are tiny structures found in human cells and which are needed for cellular energy production.

Yadah

Yadah, a specific mitochondrion within Charles Wallace, is Sporos' home planet.

Meg's Attic Bedroom

Featured throughout the Time Quartet series, Meg's attic bedroom...

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