Literature Submitted Place Names

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AVONLEA   (Settlement)   Literature (Rare)
Coined by author Lucy Maude Montgomery as a place name in her Anne of Green Gables series. She intended for Avonlea to echo the Avalon of Arthurian legends, an idyllic place of beauty. Literally means "grassy meadow" from an unknown element and the Old English leah "clearing, meadow"... [more]
ELSINORE   (Settlement)   Literature, English
Anglicized form of Helsingør. This is the name of Hamlet's castle in William Shakespeare's play.
WESTEROS   (Other)   Popular Culture, Literature
Westeros is a fictional continent in the Game of Thrones-universe created by George R. R. Martin. The other continents are Essos, Sothoryos, and Ulthos. The name is very similar, both in writing and pronunciation, to Västerås (West Aros)... [more]