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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; Pīkoi 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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2007-09-16 [Priscilla Primkin]: If the contest has been running since 2004, I think you’re entitled to some more time.

2007-10-22 [Linderel]: I know it's been practically an eternity, and my most heartfelt apologies for that. Any explanation would sound too much like an excuse, so I won't even start. I swear that you will have the results by Wednesday evening. No more delays.

2007-10-24 [Linderel]: There. I hope the badges don't look too bad. :)
[Kaimee], if you would like to claim your prize, I have examples of my work on Crafted with love and Lin's Jewellery. :3

2007-10-24 [Priscilla Primkin]: Thanks, Linderel. What a job that must have been for you!

2007-10-24 [Linderel]: In the end, it didn't actually take very much time. I've just been... distracted. Thank you for being so patient!

2007-10-24 [Kaimee]: Oh wow, I was looking at this page last night and decided I didn't have a hope in hell :P Thankyou so much! :D

2007-10-24 [Kaimee]: Oh, and I"ve just been looking at those books, they're beautiful! I love the one with the red cloth cover!

2007-10-24 [Linderel]: Want one, then? :3

2007-10-25 [Annie T.]: Grats all!

2007-10-28 [Kaimee]: Yes please! :D

2007-10-28 [Linderel]: All right ^_^ *goes PM*

2009-10-02 [Kaimee]: I really enjoyed this contest theme actually, would you be interested in holding another similar challenge? :O

2009-10-02 [Linderel]: Maaaaaaaaybe. xD When I'm, y'know, less distracted with real life and have fewer other contests to worry about. :3

2009-10-02 [Kaimee]: Sheesh, you mean you wont drop everything on my say so? Tsk! Well, when you're feeling bored (heh) and need another contest to run, I really loved the challenge of the myth blending, so I would be happy to participate again :)

2009-12-21 [Lady Arrianya]: I like the idea of doing another myth blending contest!!!

2009-12-21 [Linderel]: I'd be glad to hear that, except that I really don't have time to run one right now. When I've wrapped up all the other contests I have going I might resurrect this. Might. No promises. :)

2009-12-21 [Kaimee]: You might have time after you make me my book :P

2009-12-21 [Linderel]: Which is also going to happen who knows when - like I told you, bookmaking stuff is at home and while I am home right now, I also have an essay and a term paper to write. You're going to get it, but I really can't say when. :/

2009-12-23 [Lady Arrianya]: *Hopes that it can come sometime since really likes the idea of it*

2010-01-04 [Eyden13]: By any chance will you be redoing this contest?

2010-01-04 [Linderel]: Please read the above comments.

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