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This contest was inspired by our needs for creative outlet and the handful of contests that allowed that. I have always been disappointed that you have to actually dig deeply to find anything close to the orginial story behind a deity. Anybody else who is a mythology fan is more than welcome to join.

Whether it be Raishu the thunder beast, the phoenix and dragon mates of China, the sirens of the sea, dragons, the gods and goddesses, the Easter bunny...let your creative minds go! Write a poem, retell the myth (in your own words of course), draw a picture, paint a picture, sculpt a statue! Do whatever comes to mind!

http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/names/gods.htm is an excellent place to start research.

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Rules:



1. Don't steal artwork. Come on, what's the fun of entering without the pride of it being yours?

2. Follow the theme set down by: [wicked fae mage]. The theme is simply mythology. It can be from any set of myths: Greek, Norse, Roman, Egyptian, Indian etc. I just wanna see how you interpret deities.

3. Violence and pornographic depictions are acceptable since both are human and deity nature.

4. Mediums: Drawings, photos, photo manips, paintings, poems, stories...whatever your creative mind allows. Perhaps I'll make sub-wikis for the different mediums?

5. Three entries per person. I may wanna change that, but for now that seems fine *shrugs*

6. No deadline set yet. I'll fill it in when there is n.n

7. The pics do not have to be scanned, just upload them to Elftown so the links aren't broken and so everybody can see yer work ^^

8. I'm not setting a limit to how many entries can have a myth surrounding a particular deity or myth though I am encouraging a lot of creativity and fun

9. Entries here like this:

 0. "Title" and the deity/deities depicted (if that's not the title)
 username with the [] thingies
 Entry location or the entry
 A short description about the myth and deity/deities.



1. "A Herma"
[LynnAnneBrown]
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In Ancient Greece
Hermes was Phallic God
Who among his many attributes
Was a God of Boundaries
And as such
Boundary lines were marked by Herma
At first, these Herma's will piles of stones
Eventually these were replaced by
Enormous Phallus's
Carved out of Wood or Stone
And in all but the most remote places
These were in turn replaced
By busts of the God
On a tall rectangular pillar
With a erect penis
Carved at just the right height

2.
AAAWESOME ULLR!!!
[moira hawthorne]
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the original Santa Claus isnt fat or old! But I wantta climb into his lap!!!
Ullr Norse God of Winter! the Hunt, Archery, Skiing, and more.
His name means Brilliant One! or Majesty or Glory

3. "Pleasure, Pure Pleasure...." (Dionyssus)
[wicked fae mage]
<img300*0:stuff/dionyssus_greek_god_of_pleasure.jpg> (This god is just for show since I own this contest)
This is the Greek god of pleasure. My model was my beloved fiance Brett ([occult rogue]). Since Dionyssus is the god of pleasures, why not use his myth? Most simply dismiss him as the god of wine. He is the god of pleasure: specifically female orgasm. Women were sent into the mountains for two weeks to celebrate Dionyssus. They paraded around nude and drank lots of wine while eating grapes and just being wild. Men often wondered what the women did to honor him since only women were allowed to know the secrets behind the secluded ceremony. =3

4. "A fairy dies..." [Shjahjdahdvwa]
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When a politican lies, a fairy dies
When film is ruined, a fairy dies
Odious realestate developers give fairies the serious lurgy
Spam kills fairies
When you cheat a fairy dies.
With this new era... More and more fairies are dying. Gah I miss the old days.

5. Pandora's box [LinkTurrner]
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In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus, the god of craftsmanship, to create her and he did, using water and earth. The gods endowed her with many talents; Aphrodite gave her beauty, Apollo music, Hermes persuasion, and so forth. Hence her name: Pandora, "all-gifted". When Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Epimetheus, Prometheus' brother. With her, Pandora had a jar which she was not to open under any circumstance. Impelled by her natural curiosity, Pandora opened the jar, and all evil contained escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the lid, but the whole contents of the jar had escaped, except for one thing which lay at the bottom, and that was Hope.

6. Morrighan[Desi the Red Rose]

A bird of black shinny feathers
flys over the battleground
she who choses the living and
those who lay on their shields.
Goddess of death
Her name means Phantom Queen
The one is called Morrighan.
Any woman who a warrior
makes a friend with the one
who is called Morrighan.
Queen of Beauty
Queen of Magic
Queen of ghost is the one called
Morrighan.
Queen of battle
Swords clash
Shields break
as the bird who is Morrighan
Watches and decides the outcome.

7.Pheonix InfinityHypothosis
   
Rise fourth from the ashes
Fire red, burn bright like sunset bleed and yawn
As darkness gives in to mourn
The pheonix, golden crested and feathered adorned
In one might swoop
Reborn
To excise long-standing truths
As she rises, into the sky
She takes a look back on the world
The world she leaves
And can scarcely believe
The violence and destruction
That dances on the street
Invade the home, and invade the mind
But she provides the light
For those who wish to see
And for those who wish to be set free
Reborn
Like the feathered, winged, mighty pheonix
Rekindled dreams, and fires that burn



8. "Phoenix Dragon" - [Skydancer]

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Phoenix Dragon Avatar created in Second Life, and my personal Archetype at the Isle of Wyrms. The dragonfly emblem is representative of my personal totem.


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2009-12-28 [wicked fae mage]: Hmm...never tried that one...
But they have transparent backgrounds?

2009-12-28 [moira hawthorne]: you make it on a transparent back ground layer... throw away the first layer... and save it as a .png

2009-12-28 [wicked fae mage]: I'll fight with photoshop a bit later then :)

2009-12-29 [*Phoenix*]: oooh!!!!! I love the Phoenix poem!!!!!!! X-]

2009-12-29 [wicked fae mage]: I knew you would xD
You're also not my only friend who is obsessed with phoenixes...

2009-12-29 [*Phoenix*]: Hee...I am greatly obsessed, but you can't get figurines in normal stores....everywhere I've found them they're freakin' expensive! There was this awesome silver necklace and it was $75! Geez!

2009-12-29 [wicked fae mage]: Yeah, things aren't cheap...
But I have a friend who names his charries in video games Foenix and thinks he's the first to think of that spelling of it.

2009-12-29 [*Phoenix*]: lol. I don't think he is the first one to think of that!

2009-12-29 [wicked fae mage]: I know he isn't. On WoW alone there are like 50 Foenix, and Foenixx, Pheenix etc

2009-12-29 [*Phoenix*]: lol. Phoenixes have been around for a long time so I bet someone came up with that decades ago!!

2009-12-29 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: Pheonixes rock

2009-12-29 [*Phoenix*]: Sure do!!! *fist pounds Infinity*

2009-12-29 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: Ow!

2009-12-29 [wicked fae mage]: Quite ow. *nods while smoking a pipe*

2009-12-29 [*Phoenix*]: Sorry! It wasn't supposed to hurt!!! *mumbles: got to remember to take that stinkin ring off when I fist pound...*

2009-12-29 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: Well, if you are going to go about wearing knuckledusters.. ;)

2009-12-29 [*Phoenix*]: I do not!!!

I wonder how they knew...O.O

2009-12-29 [wicked fae mage]: Lol, just like Vicente...

2010-01-04 [Silver Moon]: if I have time I will have to work on something especially now that I have art supplies ^-^

2010-01-04 [wicked fae mage]: Yay to Santa ;)

2011-09-22 [Glyndratha]: so how do you submit stuff 4 the contest?

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