The Stone Table

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The Stone Table was a significant and magical table in C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The Stone Table was the location executions were held at, which were not frequent in Narnia. [1]

The last work on the Stone Table was the sacrifice of Aslan behalf of Edmund. After Aslan rose again because of the Deep Magic on the table, the stone cracked, symbolizing the breaking of the power of death.

(Presumably) Thousands of years after the table was broken, a large mound was raised over it, known as Aslan's How.[2]

Allegory

C.S. Lewis was a deeply religious Christian who wrote Mere Christianity and many other works in addition to the fictional Chronicles. Not surprisingly, the Chronicles are full of Christian metaphor and symbolism with Aslan taking the central place of Jesus. In this allegory, the Table is roughly equivalent to the cross.

References

  1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - C.S. Lewis
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