I'm kind of stuck in the novel I'm trying to write right now because the new world I'm creating is not exactly a brand new world... It's more like a new myth of creation that explains the powers of certain characters in the story, and I'm looking for a culture that already existed so I could have a base for physical appearance of the characters, names, places, architecture and language... The Egyptian culture kind of doesn't fit -- because the god that created the world of my story created a perfect paradise, and deserts are hardly what I would call a paradise. So... Ideas to your fellow writer? Thanks in advance.