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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; PÄ«koi 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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2007-03-02 [Elodicressida]: Kitchen raid? Kitchen raiding is good! Nutella and graham crackers! *feels hungry even though just ate*

2007-05-05 [Linderel]: [Annie T.], no poking what you shouldn't be poking, the introduction is exactly how I want it. :P

2007-05-05 [Annie T.]: ;) Ok, sorry. I was about to submit and then I realized I had to make a wiki page before I submitted, and then I saw that and thought perhaps it would be better to just fix it and see how it went than to say something and go through all the hassle of possibly making you embarrassed or offended, etc.

2007-05-05 [Linderel]: If you think you see a mistake in anything I write, just say so. I might be snarky if it's something I've done on purpose, but generally I like to have my errors pointed out to me. :)

2007-05-05 [Annie T.]: Okie dokie, I'll remember that. I'm the type who would rather you just fix it yourself than put a comment on the page saying that I messed up. For me if someone leaves a comment about how I made a typo, it makes me feel like they're just trying to be mean. They have to do it pretty nicely in order to make it sound like they sincerely just want to help.

2007-05-08 [Linderel]: So, were you going to participate? ^_^
I know I previously said I'd close this around the end of April, but feh, I'll let this roll to around mid-June when I actually have time to do stuff again, for a while.

2007-05-08 [Annie T.]: Yes, I am going to participate. Like you, I'm overwhelmed by finals right now. I SHOULD be studying for the three tests I have tomorrow and the next day but instead here I am dinking around playing with contests and stuff.... >.< Don't feel like you have to hold the contest up for me though, I see that it's been held up for a long time and I'm sure people are itching to win. ;)

2007-05-08 [Linderel]: School is eeebil.

2007-05-08 [Annie T.]: Ok, I pulled it off. ;) It's not anywhere near 10,000 words but you said but sweet, right? :P

2007-05-08 [Linderel]: Wheee, thanks for playing! :D
And yeah, short but sweet. 10,000 words of the same story would be an incredible accomplishment for me as well... though I kind of succeeded when writing my Nanowrimo last year... Never made it to the goal, but broke the 10,000 word marker, which is a lot. :P

2007-05-08 [Annie T.]: ya, 10,000 is a LOT a lot. I've never made 10,000 words of anything...I think the most I've ever written was about 3,000 or 5,000 or something.

2007-05-08 [Linderel]: Mmmyeah. The secret to Nanowrimo is a lot of infodumps, fillers, long sentences... that kind of stuff. xD
And, of course, the idea is quantity over quality. :P

2007-05-08 [Annie T.]: I haven't tried nanowrimo and I haven't been able to see the products of anyone who least no on WC.

2007-05-08 [Linderel]: I believe my wiki of what I produced last year is still intact here on ET... I don't really know why I put it up, but eh. xP

2007-05-08 [Annie T.]: haha...I might try it this November. Why not?

2007-05-08 [Linderel]: Good luck if you do! I know I will try again, and hopefully get to the goal this time. :D

2007-05-10 [Linderel]: Oi, [Priscilla Primkin]. I thank you for playing, but "3. Remember to mention which myth you used."

2007-05-10 [Priscilla Primkin]: I thought I did, it's in the title. However, I shall add it to my description.

2007-05-10 [Linderel]: Well, "The Sybil of Cumae" says nothing to me, so... :P

2007-05-10 [Linderel]: ...well, I'll be darned. You're on WritersCo as well. How sweet. :D

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

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