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How long did the winter in LWW last?

Postby narniahannah » Jan 29, 2010 2:48 pm

Hello fellow Narnia fans! :)
I was just wondering the other day, how long did the winter in LWW last? I don't remember if it ever said how long it lasted.
Does anyone remember?
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Re: How long did the winter in LWW last?

Postby Liberty Hoffman » Jan 29, 2010 3:04 pm

it lasted 100 years!


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Re: How long did the winter in LWW last?

Postby Pyxis » Jan 29, 2010 3:52 pm

Yup, Liberty Hoffman is right, it lasted for 100 years. I forget the exact quote, but I think in LWW Tumnus tells Lucy that when they go to his house for the first time.
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Re: How long did the winter in LWW last?

Postby Aravis Narnia » Jan 29, 2010 7:20 pm

One hundred years.

Yet the plants did not die.

The animals did not starve to death.

And hope was not lost.

But there may be different laws of nature in Narnia. And who knows if food and supplies were snuck in from Archenland and the countries in the north.
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Re: How long did the winter in LWW last?

Postby narnian_at_heart » Jan 31, 2010 12:25 pm

I believe it's called "The Hundred Years Winter" a couple of times in different books. Tirian says that in the Last Battle actually.
Tirian wrote:For then they had defeated the White Witch and ended the Hundred Years of Winter and afterward they had reigned (all four of them together) at Cair Paravel

I believe there's a couple other places but I have to leave for church and don't have time to look them up right now.
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Re: How long did the winter in LWW last?

Postby narniahannah » Jan 31, 2010 1:57 pm

I remember that now!! I feel kinda silly now. :ymblushing:
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Re: How long did the winter in LWW last?

Postby DiGoRyKiRkE » Jan 31, 2010 3:44 pm

In Prince Caspian, Nikabrik says...

Nikabrik wrote:It's said that she reigned for a hundred years. A HUNDRED YEARS of winter. There's something practical.


In The Silver Chair, Glimfeather also says,

Glimfeather wrote:Long, long ago, at the very beginning, a White Witch came from out of the north and bound our land in snow and ice for a hundred years."
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Re: How long did the winter in LWW last?

Postby Varnafinde » Feb 01, 2010 1:16 pm

narniahannah wrote:I don't remember if it ever said how long it lasted.


It's interesting, though, that those mentions of it lasting for a hundred years only occur in the later books.
In LWW itself there's no mention of how long it has lasted.
(It may have been mentioned in the movie, of course, but not in the book ;) )

So maybe Lewis hadn't decided on its length yet when he first wrote about the winter?
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Re: How long did the winter in LWW last?

Postby narnia fan 7 » Mar 12, 2010 6:33 pm

hi narniaweber in the timeline it says 100 years and in prince Caspian chaper 12 it says that the winter lasted 100 years
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