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Out of the Silent Planet Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Malacandra

Malacandra is the planet Mars.

Meldilorn

The island home of Oyarsa, the invisible ruler of Malacandra. Creatures of all types live in Meldilorn, serving Oyarsa. There are stone carvings depicting the history of the planet.

Maleldil the Young

In the lore of Malacandra, the creator and ruler of the world. Maleldil lives with another great entity called The Old One.

Thulcandra

Thulcandra is the name the inhabitants give to Earth. It means "silent planet."

Handramit

Handramits are the deep canyons which criss-cross the surface of Malacandra. The creatures called hross live in the handramits.

Harandra

The higher elevations of Malacandra are called harandra. The sorns live in the harandra.

Hnau

Hnau is the Malacandrian word for an intelligent creature. The hross, sorns and pfifltriggi are the three types of hnau living on Malacandra.

Weston's spaceship

Professor Weston's spacecraft is a metallic sphere propelled by solar radiation.

Augray's Tower

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