The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breach in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock, it's a maiden, Yvaine.
Ursa Major, also known as the Great Bear, is the third largest constellation. Nearby is Ursa Minor, or Lesser Bear. Most know them today however, has the Big Dipper, or the Plough, and Little Dipper. Known to several cultures, this constellation contains the northern pole star, Polaris.