I was going to write about just faeries but I thought a general topic could be more useful.
Are you writing fantasy? And you have mythological creatures there? Let’s talk about it! Let’s talk about what we know about them, what we come up with ourselves.
And like I kind of implied, I especially want to talk about faeries.
I’m starting to plan and write a graphic novel about faeries and especially changelings. I’ve been reading about the subject a lot, but I only know about mythological aspects. I don’t know how this has been portrayed in literature.
Have you written about faeries? What were they like? Simplified creatures, more like animals, or complex beings? And how much did you use mythology, how much did you come up with yourself? What do they look like?
I kinda want to come up with stuff myself because the story takes place in Finland, and I haven’t found much info on the local fae mythology. Well, not faeries, a lot of other stuff like trolls. So like I think I’m going to take what I want from other mytologies and kind of make it suit my needs. It’s going to be a lot of work, especially since it’s a graphic novel. I need to design these creatures and it’s just going to be a lot of hard work. Ugh.
But like, what creatures do you have in your stories? How much are you taking from mythologies or other media?