I need an expert in Middle Eastern demonology
July 25, 2014 9:31 AM Subscribe
Can somebody help me identify the mythological or literary sources for the enemies in this Arabian Nights-themed video game?
posted by prize bull octorok to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
When I was a kid I played the heck out of Defenders of Oasis
. One of the things I really liked about it was how it drew from so many interesting sources
for its enemy characters: Persian poems
, Babylonian mythology
, etc. But there's a few that I can't seem to identify.
If you would, please, peruse this bestiary
and help me figure out the inspiration for the following enemies:
As every single other enemy in the game has some sort of antecedent, I'm operating under the assumption that these aren't original creations, and I am really curious to find out where they came from, especially those last three.