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: The wolf The wolf is a surprisingly common element in many mythologies, and is often represented in different aspects. In Roman mythology for example, a wolf nurses the twins Romolus and Remus so that they can grow up, while in Norse mythology, the wolf Fenrisulfr or Fenrir is one that will devour Odin, the central god of mythology, and grow so large that his jaw touches the skies. Whatever role they may play, wolves represent the strength of a warrior, and often, primitive tribes think their ancestors to be wolves because of their strength and pack mentality. The wolf played an especially large role in the nomadic cultures. 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.