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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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2006-08-31 [Muerta]: Yay. I joined, I joined. I'm actually doing something on elftown! *swoons**faints with a loud crash.*

2006-08-31 [Linderel]: *gives chocolate*

2006-09-01 [Muerta]: mmmmmm. choooocolaaate. dribble drool.

2006-11-01 [Lizisthebest]: hey, I should be joining this right away, cant right now kus im at school, but I should be right away, just leaving a tell so that you know.

2006-11-02 [Elodicressida]: Chooooocooooolaaaaate. Choooocoooolaaaate.

Now you've done it. You'll never get rid of me now.

2006-11-19 [Chrysilla]: oh the contest is this opened... Hmmmm... *checking agenda* I think I might be able to enter something... but couldn`t say when exactly...

2007-02-24 [Raesha]: how long will this contest be running?

2007-02-24 [Linderel]: For as long as it takes for those spots to fill. Or until I run ouf of patience. This contest started over two years ago, so that patience is infinite. It's not like the contestants are being very active, either. :P

2007-02-28 [Raesha]: cool! thanks!

2007-03-01 [Linderel]: If this isn't full around the end of April, though, I'm just going to declare it closed and judge the entries that there are. Some of these people aren't even on ET anymore...
I never should have let it drag on for this long. >_<
Ah well, first or second contest I ever hosted. Was bound to make mistakes.

2007-03-01 [Elodicressida]: I have a story I've considered posting, but I'm not sure that it would work unless you count the geese as characters. Anyway, there's a link to it from my house, near the bottom, if you'd like to take a look.

2007-03-01 [Linderel]: Sure. Thanks.
Because I'm lazy, it being so late at night, I'll ask instead of trying to find out by reading all of it: Who's the narrator?

2007-03-01 [Elodicressida]: Guinevere... in a Greek way.

2007-03-01 [Linderel]: Ah, okay.
Well, I'll read it more carefully later and tell you what I think. Are you prepared to edit it or to write a new story if that one's unsuitable?

2007-03-01 [Elodicressida]: Sure, I can do that!

2007-03-01 [Linderel]: Wonderful. :)
But now I'll prepare to crash. It's 3am, and my eyes are beginning to protest.

2007-03-01 [Elodicressida]: What are you doing up at 3 am? Get thee to bed! *grumbles about people with an insane sense of bedtime*

2007-03-01 [Linderel]: No school, no job. My rhythm's bound to get all wonky, and so it has.

2007-03-01 [Elodicressida]: There's no excuse! Absoballylutely none. You must leave now, or I shall have to chase you in to bed with brandished pine cones and tree sap!

2007-03-01 [Linderel]: Aye-aye. I shall. But first a kitchen raid, because I am starving. Going to bed while my stomach is grumbling and moaning at me is not appealing in the least... Anyways. *hops away*

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

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