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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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2006-03-01 [dmeredith]: OK, through much trial and tribulation and bumbling on my part my entry is up and running. Thanks for all the help Linderel!

2006-03-02 [dmeredith]: Also, I am a member of the writing forum so I'll tell everybody about the contest and try to get six more people interested for you. I'll try spreading the word in my other forums too. Anyway, thannks again!

2006-03-02 [Linderel]: I appreciate the help in spreading the word. But... Umm, please see the note I left on your entry? :/

2006-03-02 [dmeredith]: If rules are rules then Oh well. If I happen to think of somthing else to write down sometime and actually get time to do it then maybe I'll try again. Good luck with contest though. I hope you get more suitable entries.

2006-03-02 [Linderel]: Thank you, and once again, I'm sorry about this. Well, at least teaches me to be a bit more specific in defining the rules...

2006-03-20 [Linderel]: Broken link. ;_;

2006-03-29 [Linderel]: [Hobbit teen] - I removed your entry because the wiki your link led to was empty. Feel free to put your entry back up the next time you're around.

2006-03-29 [Hobbit teen]: k thanx ^^

2006-03-30 [Blaithin]: I'm about half done my entry now so it should be up in the next day or so :)

2006-03-30 [Linderel]: Yay! :)

2006-05-01 [Linderel]: [Subject37], your link leads to an empty wiki. You'll be wanting to fix that. And I'm removing [Chrysilla]'s entry, since it doesn't exactly fit. She can try to participate with another piece if she wishes to.

2006-05-13 [Subject37]: I've changed my mind about this....

2006-05-20 [Chrysilla]: thank you hun :) some1 just had to tell me i was wrong :P. I got a new idea, i think i`ll write something tonight. It`ll be about a creature from the Romanian folklore... or maybe i`ll write two stories... may i write two stories? *makes the face of a starving cat asking for food and meows*

2006-05-26 [Linderel]: Umm... Let's see. If I let you write two stories, I would have to give that chance to everyone else as well, because I don't like bending for the sake of one person only. And when there's only ten places, of which six spots are free... So I'd prefer if you didn't. If, however, at least three more spots aren't filled by July, I'll let everyone who so wishes write two stories for this contest. Fair enough for you?

2006-05-29 [Chrysilla]: sure, i don`t mind, you`re absolutely right. It`s just that i can`t decide... hmmm... i think i`ll message both to you and u`ll chose one. okay? ;)

2006-05-29 [Linderel]: Erm... o.O I would prefer you to choose yourself. Sorry. ^.^;; Unless you're unsure about their acceptability, but I hope not.

2006-05-30 [Chrysilla]: I hope that too. Well, I think I`ll just write down their names and put them in a hat and chose :)

2006-06-18 [Blaithin]: Hmm...Did the hat eat the names? o.O

2006-06-19 [Chrysilla]: Sorry, not much time to write these days...

2006-08-31 [Linderel]: Holy cow, a new entry! :O

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

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