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Charon Theme #2: Fictional Origins and Destinations

Fictional origins and destinations icon Fictional Origins and Destinations: the places they have sought and the homes they have left. Revisit our discussion forum.

Proposed Name Description Citation Notes
C2.1 Vulcan Fictional planet, home of Mr. Spock and the rest of the Vulcan race, from the universe of Star Trek, TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, which premiered in 1966. startrek.com This was the most popular entry in this category, favored by 32% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
C2.2 Shire Home region of the hobbits in the writings about Middle Earth by J. R. R. Tolkien. The Shire was introduced in The Hobbit, first published in 1937. [278] - The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, by Robert Foster; Ballantine Books, New York, 1978. The slate of locations from Middle Earth received the second largest number of votes in this category, favored by 29% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
C2.3 Mordor Region ruled by Sauron, the dark lord, in The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien, first published in 1954. [278] - The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, by Robert Foster; Ballantine Books, New York, 1978. The slate of locations from Tolkien's Middle Earth received the second largest number of votes in this category, favored by 29% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
C2.4 Tatooine Home planet of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series, created by George Lucas, which premiered in 1977. Appropriately, it orbits a double star, probably bearing dynamical similarities to the influence of the Pluto-Charon binary on Pluto's small outer moons. starwars.com The slate of locations from Star Wars received the third largest number of votes in this category, favored by 27% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity. Star Wars was also the most popular category in the children's ballot.
C2.5 Hoth A cold, icy planet in the Star Wars film series, created by George Lucas. It first appeared in the film The Empire Strikes Back and and premiered in 1980. starwars.com The slate of locations from Star Wars received the third largest number of votes in this category, favored by 27% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity. Star Wars was also the most popular category in the children's ballot.
C2.6 Gallifrey Home planet of the Time Lords in Doctor Who, TV series that premiered on BBC in 1963. britannica.com This name ranked fourth with, 25% of votes in favor and demonstrating worldwide popularity.
C2.7 Krypton Birth planet of Superman, American comic-strip superhero who first appeared in Action Comics in June 1938; originally written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Joseph Shuster. britannica.com This name ranked fifth, with 24% of votes in favor once it was added to the ballot. It demonstrated worldwide popularity.
C2.8 Jötunheim Home of the frost giants in Norse mythology. britannica.com  
C2.9 Aztlán Legendary ancestral home of the Aztec peoples. britannica.com  
C2.10 Hawaiki Ancestral home of the Maori people in Maori legend. britannica.com  
C2.11 Ryugu Undersea palace of Ryūjin, the dragon god of the sea in Japanese folklore. pantheon.com  
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