Valikara is a continent on the world of C'Lan. C'Lan does not have a "god" per se, but it does have a creator.
This creator, Arlown, spent some time on Earth and used those things that he liked in creating C'Lan. For this reason, one will see many things in Valikara and elsewhere on the planet that are reminiscent of something from Earth, whether from fact or fiction. Many cultures were borrowed from Earth andplaced on various continents or islands.
The continent of Valikara is most similar to many aspects of Africa. Much of the animal life and fauna found in Africa maybe found in some variation in the jungle or plains of Valikara.