The Neverending Story Setting & Symbolism

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AURYN

AURYN, also called the "Gem" or the "Glory," is a totem of the Childlike Empress. It is a medallion carved on one side with two interlocking snakes, and on the other side with the words "Do What You Wish." Whoever wears AURYN is recognized to be carrying out the will of the Childlike Empress. AURYN gives the bearer access to the Empress' power and guidance. It is possible to misuse the power of AURYN, as Bastian realizes, because the Empress will not interfere with anyone's free will. In the end, Bastian is forgiven his misuse of power because he gives up AURYN of his own free will.

The Grassy Ocean

The Grassy Ocean is a vast area of grassland that resembles an ocean, particularly when the wind blows waves through the grass. It is the home of Atreyu's people, the Greenskins. When the Childlike Empress gives Cairon...

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