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: Jörmungandr Jörmungandr is the World Serpent from Norse mythology, a snake that grew so large that it was able to surround the whole world and then bite its own tail. The snake has become such an essential part of the world that should it ever let go of its tail, that act will mark the start of the apocalypse. As a symbol, Jörmungandr is sometimes used to represent infinity, or the world itself. 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.