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Section 3: Trivial Pursuits: References, Sources, Allusions and Parallels

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This section contains information on and discussion of legends and myths which RJ may have used as source material and works which share similarities with TWOT.

"There are elements from Norse, Chinese, Japanese, and American Indian mythologies, to name just a few. I think it adds resonance to the story, although I've taken great care not to follow the older material in any slavish way. Occasionally, I will add in details here or there, and then discover that I have done something that is absolutely authentic to the myth I was working from." [Waldenbooks' 'zine Hailing Frequencies]

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