Monday Morning Writing Prompt–Mythology


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From the earliest times and across cultures we had storytellers…often held in high esteem. Spoken at first, then etched in caves and finally put into written text, our stories or myths have sought to delve into the deepest mysteries: How did we get here? Who made us? Why are we here? What is the purpose of our existence?

Over the ages, our myths gave form to cultural beliefs and sometimes evolved into religions. What is sacred truth to me may be myth to you, and vice versa yet somehow we are alike in our quest for the absolute.

Comparisons of our stories show amazing similarities across cultures. Parallels in creation stories, flood myths and many others seem to live in our DNA, or, as Jung would say, in the Collective Unconscious.

For today’s prompt, let’s write–in poetry or prose–about a myth that resonates for you. You may want to include a brief process note, to share the bare bones of the story you are re-telling.

When you have posted your work, copy and paste the link to your site in Mr. Linky, then spend a few moments reading others’ works. And let’s not forget to honor and enjoy one another’s Sacred Point of View. I hope you enjoy this prompt and perhaps learn more about our stories.

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14 thoughts on “Monday Morning Writing Prompt–Mythology

  1. […] post is in response to Victoria’s Monday Morning Writing Prompt about Mythology. Not being up on my Roman, Greek, Ancient or Old Wives myths, I decided to meet this writing […]

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  2. […]  https://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/monday-morning-writing-prompt-mythology/ wants us to re-tell an ancient story, write about myth and legend.  As a child I revelled in the tales of the Greek and Roman heroes in Arthur Mee’s children’s encyclopaedia.  But life has changed my views, especially during the last ten years or so.  I’ve learned to avoid watching news of conflicts – anger, stress and grief are too harrowing, too debilitating.  So my poem is a tiny attempt to debunk a myth. […]

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  3. tigerbrite says:

    Hi Victoria

    Here is the link you wanted
    http://planetcyberluz.com/2011/10/31/night-of-samhain/

    Glad to have the opportunity to give some insight into the celtic.

    Very best wishes
    Tiger

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  4. You come up with such great prompts! I wrote a myth about myself a while back when I was trying to dig out from under the rubble of my life. Does that count?

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  5. Tino says:

    Yet another challenging prompt. I always look forward to Mondays now 😉

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  6. […] posted on Monday Morning Writing […]

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  7. zongrik says:

    I put up Apollo and The Two Muses

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