EXERCISE Myth-take Challenge #39

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Lstorm, Oct 6, 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: Angra Mainyu


    In Persian Mythology, Angra Mainyu, or sometimes Ahriman depending on which variant of the language one uses, is the evil spirit, the embodiment of destructive energies. Originally, Angra Mainyu was not a name, merely a string of words that meant something along the lines "destructive spirit", it took quite a while before it solidified with this name. Like everything that is Persian Mythology, though, Angra Mainyu contributes to the duality of cosmos. According to some interpretations, the world is only a prison for Angra Mainyu so that he will fight a battle he can not plausibly win, while others believe that humanity is caught in the crossfire of Angra Mainyu and Ohrmuzd, the creator god.

    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.