"The city they call Ghûlheim"
The Jungle Book
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The Sandman Books
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Kipling fans may notice the parallels between Bod's journey to Ghûlheim and Mowgli's misadventures with the "Bandar-log", the Langur monkeys.

The name of the ruined city of ghouls is derived from the German word "heim", which means "home".

Gaiman's descriptions of the horizon's red sun and the nightmarish angles of Ghûlheim's battlements summon imagery from another of his projects, The Sandman: Season of Mists.