Friday, January 11, 2002

Topical Index : Real Life Parallels



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Real-World Parallels Index

Historical, legendary, mythological and religious figures, creatures, concepts and objects:



African


American Culture, History and Myth


Arthurian Legend and Matter of Britain:


The Matter of Britain - Themes in the Series


Assyrian-Babylonian
    Anath -- (Parallel of Semirhage)
    Baal -- Parallel for Bel’al
    Baal Hamon -- Parallel for Ishamael
    Bel -- Parallel of Demandred
    Inanna -- Parallel for Lanfear
    Marduk -- Parallel of Demandred
    Marduk -- Parallel for Demandred
    Ramman -- Parallel for Balthamel



Buddhism
    Ananda (source for the name Ananda)
    Buddha -- Parallel of Rand
    Dorje -- (Parallel of Semirhage)
    Maitreya -- (Religious Parallel for Rand)


Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Irish Mythology


Catholic Church


China and Mongolia


Christianity


Communism


Egypt


Finnish - Kalevala



Greco-Roman mythology


Greek history


Hinduism



Historical



Islam
    Iblis -- Parallel for Moridin
    Mahdi -- (Parallel of Mahdi, leader of Tinker band)


Jainism


Japan


Judaic


Literary


Meso-American Mythology


Mithra/ism


Nazism


Polynesian
    Mahuika -- (Mythological Parallel for Aludra)
    Maui -- (Mythological Parallel for Mat)


Rome history


Slavic


South American



Zoroastrian



Other



Topics and Themes:


Games from the real-world with parallels in the series:


History of Gunpowder and early Artillery and their introduction in the Wheel of Time