The Neitherlands
The Neitherlands
Location In between universes
Status Active
Inhabitants The Order
Penny (book)
The Librarian (TV show)

The Neitherlands is "the place between all other places"[1], a transitional world that contains portals to other worlds, including Earth and Fillory.


The Neitherlands is a vast, deserted city with an endless number of fountains that serve as portals to another worlds. It was thought to be infinite but it's proven by Penny that it has a limit, but its dimensions limit every possible countage.

Book and TV series Edit

In the books, The Neitherlands is a city with fountains that possess a single unique statue in the middle, which is surrounded by tall closed buildings. Each universe has a specific style. Time doesn't pass and it has a sunny atmosphere.

However, in the show, every fountain is similar except for the statue in the middle, and there are no buildings. Instead, The Library is an underground system below the fountains. Time passes slower in the Neitherlands than it does on earth, such as when Penny contacted Quentin from the Neitherlands he discovered that the six hours he spent in the Neitherlands translated to six weeks on earth. The Neitherlands has three moons, as well as a cloudly gray atmosphere.

Another difference between the books and show is that, in the books, the fountains are filled with black ink while in the show, they are filled with regular water.

Trivia Edit

  • The Fillory fountain is three squares up and one square left from the Earth fountain.[2][3]
  • The Poison Room is an original idea from the show.
  • In the books, the Earth's fountain statue was of 'a great brass lotus'[4], and Fillory's was the statue of Atlas.[3]
  • In the TV show, the statue of Earth's fountain is that of Hebe the Greek goddess of youth[1], while Fillory's is an aust of the twin gods Ember and Umber.[2]

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Homecoming
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thirty-Nine Graves
  3. 3.0 3.1 Grossman, Lev. (2009). "Fillory". The Magicians. Viking Press.
  4. Grossman, Lev. (2014). "Chapter 2". The Magician's Land. Viking Press.