As I said in an earlier post:
while lying in bed last night (hardly able to move due to my Body Beast training) I was studying myth and folklore and legend and history when I decided to make, for my own benefit and for the benefit of my novels, a list of those attributes or traits or conditions or characteristics most common to certain myths and histories and folklores, etc.
So I made a list of the following myth, folklore, history, etc. sources and started to list those kinds of things found in them.
Rather than simply disclose my own list (and thereby taint and prejudice your thoughts on the matter) I thought I’d simply ask you this question.
What do you consider the chief or most important traits of myths and folklore and histories that arise from the following sources, and what they produced?:
(For example, it could be anything from tribal face painting to the Holy Grail to a magical White Stag. If I don’t already have it listed then I’ll add it to my list.)
Rus (including Russian and Eastern European)
Viking (Western and Eastern/Byzantine Vikings)
Israel/Syrian/Middle Eastern/North African
Appreciate your help.