It is funny how much we are influenced by history and local myths and legends, when writing. Now, with globalization our existing “content” for inspiration has increased tremendously. In the 1950’s my main inspiration could come from greek legends mostly, but now I know about folk tales from India, China, America and Germany (and so many more). It is funny how all of these find a way to influence our writing. I remember when I was trying to create a creature for my book how much I was inspired by the Sphinx, and Medussa, it really does shape my writing.