I have a feeling these books have more connections with real languages and cultures (rather than mythology). But there is indeed alot of connections around Usires and Christianity, and then the gods of Rimmersgard with gods of Vikings I think.
Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:
Much of the Qanuc folklore seems reminiscent of Native American or Arctic cultures, as the Sithi's resemble Japanese religion, the Hernystiri's the Celtic religions, Nabbanai the Italian's, etc.
The Qanuc, I always see them as Eskimos because they are relatively short and live on icy Greenland, Alaska, Siberia etc. Then again I haven't thought much of their mythology.
For some strange reason i use to think of the Hernystirian names as sounding like Greek (but it seems I'm wrong there!)
The Angerstones (if that's the English term) near Hayholt reminds about Stone henge... But how does that fit with Erkynland, those stones seem quite Celtic right?
Also: I'm kinda interested in what mythology the people around Wran relate to, it sounds very iconic with those phrases "He Who Walks on Sand" and similar - there must be some reference there somewhere :)
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