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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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2009-02-19 [wicked fae mage]: Very nice ^^

We should deff see about making badges for unofficial contests....

2009-02-19 [LynnAnneBrown]: Yes, and give one to everyone who enters, I could do a little door for folks who enter by way of the Inn. Or Perhaps a just a Key. One of those old skeleton keys.......I'll have to give it a little thought.

2009-02-19 [wicked fae mage]: *nods* But I am not so good with creating from nothingness...

Perhaps we shoudl ask others their opinion on the valentine page?

2009-02-19 [Skydancer]: Perhaps get Jitter to make one for you, she is quite good at badges.

2009-02-19 [wicked fae mage]: I suppose I could do that *nods*

Thankies.

2009-02-19 [LynnAnneBrown]: Here it is. The token of appreciation that I will give to all who take part in the My Way Inn, UnContest.
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Thankyou [wicked fae mage] for reminding me to make a token/badge

2009-02-19 [moira hawthorne]: way coooool! contest & Herma! when was this contest made?... I love the key Ravan... and wicked if you want badges... I can make them.

2009-02-19 [moira hawthorne]: I was thinkin we should have an UN official contest for each new official contest... so when the council rejects artists' interpretations and creativity they will come to our contests!

2009-02-19 [LynnAnneBrown]: Great Idea, If we all work together, we can make a wonderful refuge for all the folks who's creative spirit has been bashed around by labels and definitions.

2009-02-19 [wicked fae mage]: We need an organization page...and name...

Like a Dark Coven or somethin ^^

2009-02-19 [moira hawthorne]: The UNofficial Council or Coven.... if you dont want to use Council

2009-02-19 [wicked fae mage]: The UNofficial Coven.... I like...any comments or thoughts other watchers of the page?

2009-02-19 [moira hawthorne]: ok by me

2009-02-19 [wicked fae mage]: Shall we establish our foundation?

2009-02-19 [wicked fae mage]: o.o Very nice.

2009-02-19 [Madhalf Heatlump]: Ok... this is cool... very cool... must put in new brain lol
and come up with something... I love mythology...

2009-02-19 [LynnAnneBrown]: [Madhalf Heatlump] somehow after hearing the lyrics to your songs this does not surprise me at all.

2009-02-19 [Madhalf Heatlump]: I'm thinking... A story... song and art... now all I need is a subject...

2009-02-19 [moira hawthorne]: hummmmmmm i wonder which god or goddess you will do!

2009-02-19 [Madhalf Heatlump]: Me too lol

I'm thinking goddess......

may need a nude photo... damn lol

2009-02-19 [moira hawthorne]: I volenteer... if you give me an idea of what you want...

2009-02-19 [Madhalf Heatlump]: Well thank you :)
I'll let you know... I'm still thinking...
I appreciate that :) :)
(You are so worth a double smile)

2009-02-19 [moira hawthorne]: *yaeawn* sorry... getting tired... anything for a friend

2009-02-19 [LynnAnneBrown]: I'm starting to fall asleep myself.........We can start this party again tommorow, night all.

2009-02-19 [wicked fae mage]: Lol, I'm the lonely one still up at 6:30 AM XD

As for goddesses ideas Aphrodite, Athena, Isis, Mat, Brahma, Kali, Circie, Heccate, Sif, Thrud, Eros, Eris, Hera...I'm gonna do mor research^^

2009-02-19 [moira hawthorne]: Thousands of NAMES OF GODS, GODDESSES, DEMIGODS, MONSTERS, SPIRITS ...ect
http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/names/gods.htm

2009-02-19 [LynnAnneBrown]: [moira hawthorne] I like the site, it is a great jumping off point. [wicked fae mage] you might want to put that link right in the wiki for those who are looking for a place to start.

2009-02-19 [moira hawthorne]: it not the the most accurate/end all of info... but yes its a good place to start your research

its like the books of baby names...

2009-02-27 [moira hawthorne]: nice drawing wicked1 are you gonna colour him?

2009-02-27 [wicked fae mage]: Thankies. Don't know atm...I've been liking my pencil drawings, though coloring the god might suit him better....hmmm... I'll flip a coin.

2009-03-01 [Shjahjdahdvwa]: Hope you like it, fairies can be a confort zone for my "art skills"

2009-03-02 [moira hawthorne]: sad... gato... but still when a child laughs a faery is created...

2009-03-25 [jaraden]: ohh hooo.. this is my kinda wiki... me loves mythology.. and depicting deities... *drulls with anticipation!!!!!!*

problems is i ain't got the brains to do the envestigating involved with creating a wicked image.... has too many ideas..... brains hurts now!!!! thanks!

2009-04-25 [Desi the Red Rose]: DAmn it nikki, how many of these things do you have? *Laughs*

2009-04-25 [wicked fae mage]: Lol, Love there are many to come. Join in if you want. Poems, photo manips, anything else you can think of...

2009-04-27 [Desi the Red Rose]: i am not good that sorta thing and you know it.

2009-04-27 [wicked fae mage]: It's jist for funz

2009-04-27 [LynnAnneBrown]: [Desi the Red Rose] I popped on over to you house and I noticed that you write poetry. A spot of verse would be more than welcome.

2009-04-28 [wicked fae mage]: Aye, she's an excellent poet *encourages a few versus about mythology* I know you know about mythology. We took two clases together.

2009-05-03 [jaraden]: loving the new entry!! amazing rendition of pandora's box!! great job everyone!!!

*claps!*

2009-05-03 [moira hawthorne]: hahaha have you seen my signature quote over at DA?

2009-05-04 [wicked fae mage]: I'm loving the mythology so far ^.^ Keep 'em coming fans and artists!

2009-05-04 [Desi the Red Rose]: you sure you wont mind a peom or two, Sis? i don't want to offend people with my lower avg. skills. *blushes*

2009-05-05 [wicked fae mage]: Lol, lower than average? Are you kidding? Besides, mythology is your thing. El Naturell (sp) for you.

2009-05-05 [Desi the Red Rose]: Honey! It is lower then average. i mean, hell, i can't write a poem in anyway but here it is.

2009-05-05 [LynnAnneBrown]: Thanks Desi, I am so glad that you decided to contribute. You did a nice job of describing the Morrighan. I hope to see more of your writing as I trip around ElfTown.

2009-05-05 [wicked fae mage]: I'll make her enter [=

2009-05-06 [Desi the Red Rose]: I dont know about that, Sis. Thank you Raven...its not my best...i hope it makes sense to you all.

2009-05-06 [moira hawthorne]: you may wish to correct your typo

as the brid who is Morrighan

2009-05-07 [wicked fae mage]: You're fantastic, love.
You're just humble to a fault.

2009-05-07 [LinkTurrner]: I hope I at least get placed

2009-05-07 [Desi the Red Rose]: Thank you, Moira

2009-05-07 [wicked fae mage]: I may do a smexy Eros drawing, maybe a Thor...Magni or Modi...Raishu the thunder beast....

2009-05-07 [Desi the Red Rose]: Cool

2009-05-07 [wicked fae mage]: Mmmmhmmm ^.^
Who wants to add the tarot deck creation?

2009-05-09 [jaraden]: Shit, wouldn't it be freaking cool to design some tarot cards?? i'm not into the whole mystisism, and if i remember correctly that thought might offend you moira, but still, i think it'd be freaking cool designing some anyhow!!! sweet!

2009-05-09 [moira hawthorne]: well there is a wiki started... go see...

The UNofficial Tarot

Come help us put together
ElfTown's First Tarot Deck

2009-05-14 [jaraden]: are you serious?? wicked!

2009-05-14 [moira hawthorne]: serious? no,... but im telling the truth1 =p

2009-05-15 [jaraden]: sweet! i've been there, now all i gotta do is figure out which card to draw up.. gotta make it good you know!

2009-05-15 [Desi the Red Rose]: I know! I love that idea of the cards.

2009-05-16 [wicked fae mage]: WOOOHOOO! *dedicates the page to her sister Desi who brought up the topic*

2009-05-16 [jaraden]: well it's a wicked great idea no matter who came up with it!!!

*claps!*

2009-05-16 [Desi the Red Rose]: *Bows and smirks* I know i know, i am The All Great Desi!

2009-05-16 [jaraden]: *salutes!*

2009-05-16 [Desi the Red Rose]: *Laughs at Jaraden* Thanks for making my day, Darling.

2009-05-17 [wicked fae mage]: *parades around the wikipage*

2009-05-19 [jaraden]: well i'm nothing if not the local jester.. laugh at me all you like, i don't mind, as long as you laugh!! har har!!

*puts on harliquine outfit on and dances around stupidly!*

2009-05-21 [Desi the Red Rose]: Funny, My one friend calls me Harley Quinn. But then agian, he is one of my Ex's...Strange...he is somewhat like the The Joker...lmao

2009-05-22 [wicked fae mage]: *starts attempting to do card tricks and juggling*

2009-05-23 [jaraden]: yeah i was always crap at card tricks and i have no co-ordination.. so jugglings out.. but making a complete fool of myself is one of my SPECIALITIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! har har

2009-05-24 [Desi the Red Rose]: *Shakes my head* Nikki, why do you always have to be this damn hyper?

2009-05-28 [jaraden]: well atleast she's got some energy.. not me these days!! har har!

2009-06-05 [Desi the Red Rose]: yeah, i know that damn feeling.

2009-06-20 [jaraden]: getting too long in the teeth i is.. feeling my age in me bones!! yar har!

2009-06-21 [Desi the Red Rose]: never, you can't be that old.

2009-06-22 [jaraden]: i is deseptively old... a heck of a lot older then i let on that's fer sure!!! ain't been that spry since the turn of the century!! har ahr!

2009-06-22 [moira hawthorne]: dont let him fooool you... he is younger than i am

2009-06-24 [Desi the Red Rose]: i know :) i can always tell when someone is lying. Doesnt matter if they are talking to me or typing. Ask Nik-Nik

2009-06-24 [moira hawthorne]: nah not really liein ... more like he is bein an irish storyteller

2009-06-27 [jaraden]: who me?? i wes jsut burryin me pot-o-gold er!!! (spopken in a terrible irish accent) and moira, stop trying to pretend i ain't acient.. me bones are as old as the oaks!! ya-har!!! nah, i'm only kidding, just feeling older then i am!!

2009-06-27 [moira hawthorne]: Im only old when I try to keep up with the 18 yr olds

2009-06-29 [jaraden]: i wish i had the strength to keep up with anyone at this point.. hell snails move fater then i do at times!!! har har!

2009-06-29 [LynnAnneBrown]: Jaraden, I love you darlin' but you got to stop calling yourself ancient, 'cause I got nearly 20 years on you and If your ancient what does that make me prehistoric. Because despite reports to the contrary I don't remember what it was like to live in caves. Well at least not this time round.

2009-06-29 [moira hawthorne]: I only joke that dinosaurs walked the earth when i was a kid

2009-06-29 [jaraden]: i like poking fun at myself though, everyone i know calls me the old man on teh hill cause i either act like an onld codger or a big kid! it's like some bizarre thing i tend to fall into, like when i unknowingly slide into a heavy southern accent for no good reason, call everyone 'kid' or act like an old man.. it's just some odd thing about me!! har har!

i always say though, "it's not how old you are, it's how old you feel!" har har! besides, i know for a fact both of you lied on your profiles, your both only like 20 or something!!! don't lie, you know it's true!! har har! but that's alright, i lied too, i'm actually 78, i just said i was 31 to pick up witches.. wink wink!! har har!

2009-06-29 [Desi the Red Rose]: *laughs* Bloody Hell, you three.

2009-06-29 [moira hawthorne]: lies lies1 im 12!

2009-06-29 [LynnAnneBrown]: *pulls out a well thumbed book* "It says here that we shapeshifters get to be the age, race, gender, and" *adjusts her glasses as she tries to read the smudged ink* "well there is more but I cant make out the words, that we feel like being in the moment. So I guess we are all right."

Whoooooo......Hooooooooo!
:)

2009-06-29 [moira hawthorne]: sorry I was eatin a pbj sandwich last nite

2009-07-03 [jaraden]: sweet, haven't had a proper peanut butter and jam sandwich in ages!! been on a diet you see.. i might be a whiley shapeshifter, but i can't seem to shift some weight!! har har!

2009-07-03 [moira hawthorne]: I dont do diet foods...

2009-07-03 [jaraden]: eseacially not mystical diet foods!! har har!!!

2009-12-28 [*Phoenix*]: Sounds pretty cool, I would make an area just for the deadline so people can see it without having to scroll, read, or search for it..Other than that it looks pretty cool. I'll have to think on this one....

2009-12-28 [wicked fae mage]: For the most of the UNofficial contests, we haven't set a date...not a lot of participants and we don't want pressure, we want creativity.

2009-12-28 [*Phoenix*]: I found another website that might be a help.

http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/

2009-12-28 [*Phoenix*]: I understand. It's just an idea so people know easily...

2009-12-28 [*Phoenix*]: I don't get how #4 is mythology....

2009-12-28 [wicked fae mage]: Faeries are in mythology :)

2009-12-28 [*Phoenix*]: okay...I think a better explanation might help because I think of fantasy with fairies...

2009-12-28 [wicked fae mage]: Well, mythology as in any myths...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....

2009-12-28 [*Phoenix*]: ohh. I see....you may want to make that a bit more clear. And you can do poems or stories right?

2009-12-28 [wicked fae mage]: Oh, yes. Desi did a lovely poem, but no stories yet. However you want to do things, but if you retell a myth, I of course ask that it be in your own words.

2009-12-28 [*Phoenix*]: oh, yes, yes. Stealing is NOT an option!

2009-12-28 [*Phoenix*]: do you mind if I mess a little?

2009-12-28 [*Phoenix*]: I found this wonderful graphic that I think would go perfect with this contest...

2009-12-28 [*Phoenix*]: Oh, yes, another thing. You might want to consider putting a 300 tag or something on the pictures so they aren't so big. Then you can click them to see the enlarged version.

2009-12-28 [wicked fae mage]: Sure, so long as you're just prettying up my page here :)

2009-12-28 [*Phoenix*]: yeppers! :)

2009-12-28 [Desi the Red Rose]: pffft, my poem is not that good.

2009-12-28 [wicked fae mage]: Hey, Moira will beat you behind her barn for putting your talent down like that!

2009-12-28 [Desi the Red Rose]: lol, i am just saying the truth. You were always better then me.

2009-12-28 [wicked fae mage]: We're not comparing ourselves to others! We're appreciating works and talents :)

2009-12-28 [*Phoenix*]: That's right!

2009-12-28 [wicked fae mage]: Now, as the conceited Shade, I might take the compliment and let you stroke my ego, but I'm not writing in the Deadly series at the moment *strokes chin and puffs out chest proudly*

2009-12-28 [Desi the Red Rose]: *laughs* Please. i cant write poetry if i tired. 

2009-12-28 [wicked fae mage]: No, you can only write things that are creative, uplifting and not emo about killing yourself and others...

2009-12-28 [moira hawthorne]: did I hear that someone needed morale improvement applied behind my barn?

2009-12-28 [Desi the Red Rose]: lol, that is not poetry. that is like country music :D

2009-12-28 [Desi the Red Rose]: EeeeeeeeKKK

2009-12-28 [wicked fae mage]: Yes, drag the Desi behind the barn and spank away! *claps hands twice*

2009-12-28 [Desi the Red Rose]: no way

2009-12-28 [wicked fae mage]: She and Aodh do morality spankings...*tsks*

2009-12-28 [moira hawthorne]: comme along wench... *drags off [Desi the Red Rose] to her date with morale improvement*
better to do it fast and get it over with... your bum wont spank itself

2009-12-28 [moira hawthorne]: <img:stuff/AodhSuperButtPirate.png>

2009-12-28 [wicked fae mage]: I need to figure out GIF's without backgrounds...

2009-12-28 [Desi the Red Rose]: O.o

2009-12-28 [moira hawthorne]: I use .png

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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