EXERCISE Myth-take Challenge #31

Discussion in 'INSPIRING MUSES' started by Lstorm, Jun 30, 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: Ratatoskr
    In Norse Mythology, Ratatoskr is the squirrel who runs up and down Yggdrasil, a messenger who carries messages between the top and the bottom of the World Tree. According to some interpretations, he passes on gossip between the two ends of the tree, namely, the two creatures that dwell there angering both of them. It is also said that Ratatoskr keeps chewing on Yggdrasil and serves as a symbol to represent the death-and-rebirth cycle and the continous renewal of nature as Yggdrasil heals.
    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.