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The Dead World, also known as the Pendent World, is the moon of Pellucidar, and hovers roughly a mile above the surface. It rotates at the same rate as the Earth. The moon contains mountains, oceans, lakes, rivers, grassy plains, and dense forests.[1] It is called the dead world because the Mezops lay their dead to rest in trees so that birds may find them and carry them off to this moon. It casts a shadow over the land, create a place known as the land of awful shadow.[2]


When an artificial world built in-between Jasoom and Barsoom by the Kjarnans of the planet Rasoom exploded, a piece of which plowed through the crust of the surface and into Pellucidar. It eventually entered a stable orbit, held there by the Eighth Ray.[3]


  1. At the Earth's Core, Chapter 15: Back to Earth
  2. At the Earth's Core, Chapter 10: Phutra Again
  3. Korak at the Earth's Core, Chapter 17: Korake Ends a Debate