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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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2004-06-16 [Linderel]: I'd appreciate it. Thank you for mentioning that, I was going to write it up there but apparently forgot.

2004-06-18 [thestranger]: Sounds interesting, I'm in :)

2004-06-19 [the 5th apocalyptic horseman]: woohoo! myth... im a mythology freak... guess if u partly know me u know... hey u also do something like in the 'everworld' series, right?

2004-06-19 [-Shadow-Nell-]: Everworld! I've read that series! Actually, I have that series. It's pretty good, got some funny parts. But to get on topic...this looks so cool! I'll see if I've got any ideas before I sign up though...

2004-06-19 [the 5th apocalyptic horseman]: i read the first 9 books, the 10th has never been translated into german. i should try to find it here... okay ill think about an idea now too

2004-06-20 [Nere]: *growls* .. well I've got my myth... and story line... I'm gonna use a celtic myth concerning Branwen and her brother Bran...

2004-06-20 [mywolfalways]: I really liked Everworld. It had excellent myth blending, along with realistic characters.

2004-06-20 [-Shadow-Nell-]: Yes, it's a very strong story. Great blending, I agree!

2004-06-28 [the 5th apocalyptic horseman]: yeah i agree. it was a good story.

2004-06-29 [Dead]: Does the story have to be finished when we submit it?

2004-06-29 [Linderel]: Not necessarily, no. But don't leave it terribly unfinished, because if there's a major cliffhanger, we'll be demanding to read more. :D But, yeah, it doesn't have to be finished. It would be good that it was finished, but not completely necessary.

2004-07-01 [Dead]: Alright then..

2004-07-05 [the 5th apocalyptic horseman]: kay... ill remember that

2004-08-23 [Linderel]: How's the writing going?

2004-08-24 [thestranger]: working on it, now that I've got a few other contests out of the way :)

2004-10-18 [mywolfalways]: Hey, who else is working on theirs? Or have people forgotten?

2004-10-24 [mywolfalways]: Woo-hoo! My entry is finished! Anybody else?

2004-10-24 [Linderel]: Yay! I'll read it right away.

2004-10-24 [mywolfalways]: Has everybody else who was planning on being involved forgotten about this? I hope not. I was really looking forward to reading everybody else's ideas.

2004-10-25 [mywolfalways]: I added information about the original pooka tale at the bottom of my entry. I noticed [Linderel] had said to include information on the original tale if we could.

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

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