Friday, January 11, 2002

Topical Index : Real Life Parallels



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Real-World Parallels Index

Historic, 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-Hittite
    Anath -- parallel of Semirhage
    Baal -- parallel for Bel’al
    Baal Hamon -- parallel for Ishamael
    Bel -- parallel of Demandred
    Ereshkigal -- parallel of Semirhage
    Inanna -- parallel for Lanfear
    Ishara -- parallel of Ishara
    Marduk -- parallel of Demandred
    Marduk -- parallel for Demandred
    Ramman -- parallel for Balthamel
    Tammuz -- parallel for Tammuz



Buddhism


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
    Idris -- parallel of Idrien Tarsin
    Mahdi -- parallel of Mahdi, leader of Tinker band


Jainism


Japan


Judaic


Literary and Film


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

Inspiration for Channelling

  • Mental Illness
  • Witchcraft