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Welcome to the Myth Blending Contest!


What myth blending?

The idea of this contest is to take a myth, any myth - be it Celtic, African, American, Asian or Scandinavian - and use it as an inspiration to a short story. You must take multiple myths and blend them together or fit a myth into today's world or some fantasy/sci-fi world of your own creation. You can also use a folk tale or even a modern urban tale if none of the ancient myths inspire you. And remember, although you are allowed (and expected) to use characters and events from the myth(s) you choose, you still must have a storyline of your own and at least one original character. Original meaning that you invented it.

Simpler explanation, please?

Basically, what I want from your entry is the following:

- your own storyline, even though having elements from the myth(s) you used
- at least one character of your own creation
- if only one myth, must be situated in the modern world, or a fantasy/sci-fi world of your own creation


There are always rules. Adhere to them, or get disqualified.

1. Your entry must be original work, meaning that even though you get your inspiration from already existing material, the story has been written by you and you only.
2. The entry must comply with the above guidelines. Read them carefully.
3. Remember to mention which myth you used.
4. Keep your entry at the length of 10 000 words or below.
5. No place-holding!
6. Have fun! :)

After finishing your entry, put it to a separate wiki page, linking it here after your name.

Please note that I reserve the right to remove any entry if I feel it doesn't follow the theme or the rules. I will post a warning and thus give you a chance to remove the work in question yourself, but after one day, if the entry is still there, I will take it off. However, you are always allowed to try again.


Either at fifteen (15) entries or September 1, 2007. Whichever comes first.

Judging? Prizes?

There will be three winners, chosen by myself and another judge. Prizes are a badge for each, and if desired, a handmade book or piece of jewellery for the first place.

Other notes...

Contest is maintained by [Linderel]. If you have something to ask, feel free to message me.
In case you are unsure of whether your entry is suitable or not, I recommend sending it to me via message or e-mail for checking to avoid hassle.


At long last, winners have been chosen!

Thank you to everyone for participating.

3rd place: [Lirazel] with LZ Mask
2nd place: [Priscilla Primkin] with The Sybil of Cumae
1st place: [Kaimee] with His Sister's Game

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Contestants and entries:

#1. [mywolfalways] - MWAPooka - inspiration: Irish horse demon: pooka.
#2. [the 5th apocalyptic horseman] - Galahad's Soul - inspiration: sir galahad / king arthur; Hel (germanic goddess of death) and her empire; hades and persephone.
#3. [Lirazel] LZ Mask - Inspiration: Irish Myth - Niall and the Well
#4. [Blaithin] - Creation Competition Based on the Ojibway and Greek creation myths and figures.
#5. [Muerta] ink blends based on: alaskan-storm myth, norse-Idun and the apples of youth, Fairytale-Rumplilstiltskin and irish-bran and tan inna mban.
#6. [Kaimee] His Sister's Game Modern fiction based on the Pandora myth.
#7. [Saqism] Berserker Based on Norse mythology and somewhat on Norse history. My story is pure mythology.
#8. [Annie] - Pikoi and Sif - Sif/Loki are from Greek mythology; Pīkoi is from Hawaiian mythology. - 616 words
#9. [Priscilla Primkin] - The Sybil of Cumae - based on the tale of Apollo and Daphne.
#10. [King Conan] - The End of Tae - Involves the celtic goddess Morrigu' and pictish blendings


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2007-05-10 [Priscilla Primkin]: *waves*

2007-05-10 [Annie T.]: What's your name on WC priscilla? I'm curious now cause I'm on WC as well as Linderel! :)

2007-05-10 [Priscilla Primkin]: I'm Eleanor.

2007-05-10 [Annie T.]: Ohhh. :)

2007-05-12 [Kaimee]: The differnce in WC names confuses me :P

2007-05-12 [Linderel]: I used to be Calann here as well... :P

2007-05-12 [Kaimee]: ... yeah, so not helping with the confusion! :P I should probably check WC. Bit said though, I don't think I'll have many changes to look at.. :(

2007-05-12 [Linderel]: From what I can see, it's become a bit more active lately. :o

2007-05-12 [Priscilla Primkin]: Priscilla Primkin is a joke name, dating back a long, long time, and I guess I wasn’t all that serious when I joined ET. I suppose if I really felt the need I could change it, but being stalked by love-lorn Turks would be creepier. I’ll stay PP, thanks.

2007-05-12 [Annie T.]: Ya, WC has been at least a LITTLE more active if not a lot, I think. :)
I would have chosen just Annie for here at ET, but when I first joined ET I didn't have a WC account, so I chose "tell-tale heart" and then I recently changed it to match my WC name as closely as possible, but Annie is already taken. So I added the T. cause that's how I sign my stuff at WC anyway. lol...

2007-08-22 [King Conan]: I submitted a story but have never used wiki before so I'm not sure if has worked properly.

2007-08-22 [Priscilla Primkin]: So does this mean that judging can commence?

2007-08-22 [Linderel]: No. :P Take a closer look.

2007-08-23 [Priscilla Primkin]: Argh! I think September 1 is the closer of the two.

2007-08-23 [Linderel]: Yeah, so do I. I started this contest in... uhm... 2004? xD

2007-09-02 [Linderel]: Now, finally, it is over. I'll try to get the judging done by the end of next week.

2007-09-02 [Priscilla Primkin]: Good luck!

2007-09-12 [King Conan]: la la la la la la la la la la la

2007-09-12 [Linderel]: Headdesking muchly here. I seem to need to stretch to the end of this week. Sorry and thank you for your endless patience. :P

2007-09-15 [Kaimee]: Take however long you need :)

2007-09-16 [Priscilla Primkin]: If the contest has been running since 2004, I think you’re entitled to some more time.

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