The Sandman: Fables and Reflections Setting & Symbolism

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San Francisco, California

Home of America's first and last emperor.

Lime Pits

Corpses were cured in lime pits to prevent odors.

Soft Places

Soft Places are ripples in sand where dreams border reality.

The Underworld

The underworld is ruled by Hades. It is commonly referred to as Hell.

Mortal

A mortal is a human being who dies.

Ramadan

Ramadan is a Muslim religious fast that lasts for one month, from sunrise to sunset.

Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden is the Biblical paradise on earth in which Adam and Eve live until they ate of the fruit of knowledge and death.

The River Styx

The River Styx is located in the underworld, or Hell. The dead must cross the Styx to enter into Hell.

Lyre

Orpheus played the lyre. It is a string instrument that is similar to a small, hand held harp.

Emerald Heart

An emerald...

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