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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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2004-11-15 [*Raging*Angel*]: Im gunna do tattercoats i have this amazing book of fairytales its like 60 years old

2004-11-16 [mywolfalways]: I love old fairy tale books. I look forward to reading your piece.

2004-11-17 [Digital Fortress]: I have a question. Can you write about a myth that was already written, but change a few things and make it from someone else's point of view?

2004-11-18 [Linderel]: Err... I guess it could be allowed, yes. At least the rules don't deny that...hmm. As long as some of the content (concerning both events and characters) is from your head, it's alright.

2004-12-12 [the 5th apocalyptic horseman]: well im still thinking... i dont have an actually worked out idea yet theres just too many myths id like to do

2004-12-17 [Linderel]: Remember that you can use several. ^.^

2005-01-30 [Linderel]: Yes! Yesyesyes! Another finished entry! *does a silly little dance* My contest has not been forgotten! *takes a closer look* Okay, half-finished, but anyway.

2005-01-30 [Lirazel]: :) I should have it finished by tonight or tomorrow, at the latest

2005-05-05 [mywolfalways]: It's been a while. How is everybody doing on their entries?

2005-05-06 [Lirazel]: I'm all done, and have the whole thing posted...just waiting for everyone else to finish

2005-05-11 [mywolfalways]: I hope more people finish up soon. This sounded like a really exciting contest and I'm excited to see what else everybody has.

2005-08-28 [the 5th apocalyptic horseman]: well i finally had an inspiration this morning and started writing immediately... cant take more than a few days till "galahad's soul" is up... see? i already got a title!!!

2005-08-28 [Linderel]: Great. ^.^

2005-08-28 [the 5th apocalyptic horseman]: Done!!!! just a fun little story without any further symbolic meaning. wrote enough deep, meaningful stuff... time for a little fun...

2006-01-31 [Linderel]: *pokes* People... Have you forgotten the existence of this contest...?

2006-02-03 [the 5th apocalyptic horseman]: looks like they have... i did a lot of revision on my entry some weeks ago, but the new version is in german so i guess this really awful one has gotta stay up here...

2006-02-03 [Linderel]: *sigh* And I was so looking forward to seeing all the entries. Some of the people haven't logged on in ages! What on Earth am I supposed to do with this...

2006-02-08 [the 5th apocalyptic horseman]: dunno... closing and voting without caring about the rest is the solution thrown at me from a random person standing behind me, but if that would really make sense... i mean, there is a lot of contests on here that never get closed, and i think thats kinda really annoying fo the people who actually submitted something...

2006-02-08 [Linderel]: I'll do the following: I will remove those without entries from the participant list and send them a message asking if they would still like to enter. I'll continue the contest, and this time there will be no place-holding.

2006-02-13 [the 5th apocalyptic horseman]: sounds good. and i will rewrite my entry and enter it anew

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!

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