Zak Sabbath says cool things. Here is a cool thing he said a while back about fairy tales.
I re-read that a little while back and it got me wondering—‘What sort of fairy tales do they tell on Varth? Or what sort of Fairy Tales should I tell about Varth?’
Try this. Sit down with a book of fairy tales and read an obscure one (or a book of sagas, or epic poetry, or whatever fits your style).
Then write down a few brief (very brief, fable-short) fairy tales about events in your world (or dungeon, or city…).
Begin with ‘Once upon a time…’ (or ‘Sing Muse!’ or ‘Hwaet!’) and don’t waste too much time on descriptions.
Then go online and pick out a few illustrations for your story (doesn’t have to be exact, just some artists who have the right idea).
(I’ll post one of mine later)
Anyways, see if things look a bit different afterwards.