Justified in at least some cases because they were deliberately kept stagnant by the Goa'uld. The TOS episode "Plato's Stepchildren" has an entire alien culture modeled on Ancient Greecewhich ironically, was said in a different episode of the same series to have been based on Ancient Astronauts.
The Danes rejoice once more.
Possibly justified in that the story takes place on Earth a long time After the End of human civilization, where the Little Bit Beastly survivors managed to recreate a low-tech agrarian society. Most visibly, the Water Tribe is based on the Inuit in the show, but in the service of actually being able to have lots of outside scenes and a slightly less subsistence-level culture, the ficus version is much more heavily based on Pacific Northwest native cultures, something especially visible during the salmon run arc.
It's unclear if they're standard Fictional Countries or not. Even though Belle 's kingdom looks as European as the rest of the Enchanted Forest, she, her lord father, and her former betrothed all speak with distinct Australian accents, though the area may be based on the equivalent of France in support of the original Beauty and the Beast fairy tale.
Their greatest heroes are also twisted, hellish versions of the Knights of the Round Table with King Arthur and Lancelot being dragon knights and Merlin being an talking egg.
Several exist as expies and mergings to real-life cultures: This is commonly, if unjustifiably, called skaldic poetry. Meduseld was a large hall with a straw roof, which made it appear as if it were made out of gold when seen from far off.
The Dark Irons are apparently inspired by Stalinism. The introduction of Christianity added the first wave of Latin and Greek words to the language. Scandinavian literary sources The greater part of scholarly knowledge of Germanic religion comes from literary sources written in Scandinavia. There are also the Dromascoi, who were conquered by Lordaeron, and are loosely based off of Romania.
Strong kings demand bravery and loyalty from their warriors, whom they repay with treasures won in war. Shin Angyo Onshi takes place in a recently-fallen empire very similar to early modern Korea; several characters are foreigners from what seems to be Europe. Ansgar was well received by the Swedes, but it was much later that they adopted Christianity.
Various contemporary sources suggest that within fifty years most of the Normans outside the royal court had switched to English, with French remaining the prestige language largely out of social inertia.
Runic inscriptions The runic alphabet was used throughout the Germanic world beginning in about the 1st century ad. On the flip side, the Resistance is a rebel group funded illegally by the New Republic, not unlike the Viet Cong or the Contras.
Warrior Princess mixed up Ancient GreeceAncient RomeClassical MythologyThe Bible and whatever else the writers could think of and set it all in some vaguely ancient era.
The inhabitants of Britain previously spoke a Celtic language. Any of the stressed syllables may alliterate except the last syllable; so the first and second syllables may alliterate with the third together, or the first and third may alliterate alone, or the second and third may alliterate alone.
The Principality of Ghent is fantasy France on the surface, at least insofar as the local language and the casual contempt for foreigners are concerned.English is an Anglo-Frisian language brought to Britain in the 5th Century AD by Germanic settlers from various parts of northwest Germany.
The original Old English language was subsequently influenced by two successive waves of invasion. The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Younger Edda, by Snorre This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
Beowulf, heroic poem, the highest achievement of Old English literature and the earliest European vernacular agronumericus.com deals with events of the early 6th century and is believed to have been composed between and Although originally untitled, it was later named after the Scandinavian hero Beowulf, whose exploits and character provide its connecting theme.
Germanic religion and mythology: Germanic religion and mythology, complex of stories, lore, and beliefs about the gods and the nature of the cosmos developed by the Germanic-speaking peoples before their conversion to Christianity.
Germanic culture extended, at various times, from the Black Sea to Greenland, or even the North. In ancient Scandinavia and Germanic Europe a mead hall or feasting hall was initially simply a large building with a single room. From the fifth century to early medieval times such a building was the residence of a lord and his retainers.
Germanic Culture Preserved in Beowulf Many differences can be found between early Germanic culture and our culture today. Beowulf,the story of the triumphs of a great warrior over near impossible feats, takes place in Scandanavia during the s.Download