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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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2009-06-29 [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! :)

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