EXERCISE Myth-take Challenge #26

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Lstorm, May 26, 2013.

  1. Myths and legends could be said to be the prototypes of modern novels. They are stories in their own right, tales that were passed on for generations. Even today, some elements from the old myths remain in our stories and occasionally, they serve as inspiration.

    This week’s mythical element is: Yggdrasil
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    In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is a gigantic ash tree that joins all the nine worlds of the cosmos. A most holy tree, even the gods themselves visit Yggdrasil regularly and there are many creatures dwelling within it. A strange property of Yggdrasil is that it has three roots, all of which reach into different worlds or realms and its branches stretch high across the sky and according to certain scholarly theories, it is plausible that it was intended to survive the end of creation.
    Your challenge is to write a story that incorporates your own take on this mythical element. The genre and setting of the story does not matter as long as the element remains recognisable.