mythology ask

anonymous asked:

Hi! I want to write a modern fantasy about magical creature living in our world. Have you got any Modern Kelpie Prompts?

I’d never heard of a Kelpie before but I always like learning about cool new mythological creatures :)

  • A local rancher/farmer finds an injured horse near the lake and takes it in to help it heal. Their other animals and those of the people nearby start to disappear or end up drowned. 
  • Since it’s not such a well-known creature what if a monster hunter gets wind of a case and believes it’s a siren or some other kind of water spirit and never thinks of the kelpie.
  • After people keep washing up on shore the authorities start investigating one character who swears up and down they are innocent. Someone comes forward with evidence—a video of the kelpie drowning someone but the video is quickly dismissed as a hoax. But it isn’t.
  • The world knows that magical creatures exist and humans live in peace with them, but only because all those with malicious natures were hunted down a long time ago. But there is one creature that nobody has known for sure if it really went extinct and maybe it’s because it’s as elusive as Nessie (a source I read said that the Lock Ness monster might have a relation to the kelpie so that’s kind of along the lines that I was thinking with this one).
  • According to some regional folklore the creature can sometimes take on the shape of a horse with wings. What if one of these tried to pass it’s self off as a regular and harmless winged horse that everyone loves?

anonymous asked:

Hi there! I myself am not Kemetic, however I've held a great interest in Egyptian mythology ever since I was a kid, and I have an idea for a comic series based around Egyptian myths and the deities in the pantheon. My question for you today is what should I do with my comic's writing to ensure it stays as faithful to the source material as possible, while also putting my own sort of twists on it?

Well, I guess it depends on what all you intend on depicting within the comics. I personally have found that retelling the myths, or even augmenting them, isn’t really a big deal. The Egyptians themselves loved to modify mythology (inasmuch as we can call what we have mythology) all the time. So I wouldn’t be too concerned with slight modifications within a pre-existing story, given that the Egyptians did it.

I think if you do your due diligence and read up on the source material (Lichtheim is probably one of the best sources for this), you’ll get a good feel for how the Egyptians liked to present stories and treat the gods within their story telling, which will be useful in figuring out how to augment things on your end in such a way that it feels like it “fits in” with the original culture. One of the biggest hurdles you’ll have to overcome is Late Era retellings of Egyptian myths (such as Plutarch’s versions of things), because the Late Period stuff tended to wander off in terms of where it took stories. But that’s because it was a largely foreign group of people trying to retell myths, so.

Outside of that, I think the biggest hell that most of us can’t stand with representations of our gods is:

  • whitewashing. Seriously. It’s the desert. Don’t make everyone pasty pale and European looking. Also, remember the gods can look however they want, so don’t be afraid to try stuff that pushes what we think of as canon with AE. But also, don’t whitewash. That’s no bueno.
  • Set = evil. Try not to go there, because while he’s a big dick sometimes, he’s not the embodiment of evil, either. If you need a bad guy in your story, choose a/pep.
  • Overtly sexual representations of the gods. While the Egyptians weren’t prudes, and even depicted Osiris and Aset getting it on in a temple relief, they were also particular about how they showed the gods. If any sexy times happens in your comic, I’d recommend making it tasteful.
  • Depictions of harming or maiming of the gods. This one gets a bit sketchy, but the general idea is that the Egyptians used to not show the gods being hurt or damaged in any capacity. It was bad heka to do so. However, in some of our stories, the gods do get hurt. So this is definitely a tricky line to walk. I will admit that while I love the telling of the Contendings in Pantheon, I was taken aback a bit when I saw O being ripped apart. I think the artist did well given what the story is about, but it’s something you may want to keep in mind if it’s relevant to what you’re showing. We tend to try and keep our gods whole and in one piece when in pictoral format, so you’ll want to tread carefully.

It’s also worth mentioning that the Egyptians loved puns. They used visual puns in their writing, and also used verbal puns in their speaking. The cornier the joke, the better. Our gods have a sense of humor, and the Egyptians did as well. So don’t be afraid to include stuff like this, because it’s basically canon.

Sooooo yeah… maybe helpful? idk?

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Oh boi
Get ready for tons of OCs
Since you didn’t mentionned which ones, I decided to do this mem with the Modern Greek Mythology project and the BCBG project

In the Greek Mythology project we”re mostly focused ond the twins Artémis and Apollon with the arrival of a baby, Asclépios

In the BCBG project, it’s the story of a Versaillish family torn apart between the tragic loss of one of them, sexuality and gender orientation plus religion

If you have any question toward those 2 projects, just ask !!

anonymous asked:

Do you know any hades and Persephone AUs for jonsa? Thanks

Hi Anon, 

Here are some Hades/Persephone AUs:

If you want any more Greek Mythology AUs then the Remix last year also had Penelope/Odysseus and Ares/Aphrodite AUs which you can find on the masterpost and there is also a couple more mythology based fics on AO3

Please add any fics I may have left off - Rumaan

mirthfulmeg  asked:

Loki ;) Mythology ask...

LOKI:What is the best trick you’ve ever pulled on someone?

Gosh, I’m terrible at pranks or tricks. I either can’t keep a straight face or, more often, just feel like it’s all too mean spirited (Spoilers: I’m a big softie, irl, if the sloth gifs and obsession with food didn’t tip you off).

Racking my brain, trying to answer this, the first thing that sprang to mind was the time I scared the pants off of you, mirthfulmeg, after we watched the Doctor Who episodes “Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Dead”. 

No spoilers here for the unintiated, but suffice to say we had turned off all the lights and were standing at the foot of the stairs which led up to our respective bedrooms, when I called out from behind her:

“HEY! Who turned out the lights?” 

I’ve never seen a woman run so fast up the stairs while simultaneously cussing me out.

Bravo, Madame.

maighreadrose  asked:

I don't know if that's how it works, but I have some names about the mythology ask. •Rhiannon •Freya •Loki •Apollo •Hermes That's all 💜 (And forgive my bad English~) Bye.

Have you ever been betrayed?

Yes ~ the reason I only have one, best friend. 

Have you ever been in love?

Absolutely with book characters! Otherwise we’ll never know, I’m terrible at serious relationships! 

What is the best trick you’ve ever pulled on someone?

I convinced them it was a spirit/dress-up day for school when it wasn’t.

Do you play any instruments?

I play piano. 

Have you ever stolen anything?

No, I would feel too guilty although I threaten to steal people’s dogs all the time. 

Sorry I took so long to answer this! Thank you for asking! 💜

anonymous asked:

*waves* hello...I just wanted to say I really love your blog >.< could I ask what are the boys favorite mythology creatures? Thank you and you two muns really make my day :3

Mun! Soul: But of course! And thank you for the nice compliments, we’re happy that you enjoy our blog! :D

Shu: Genies–they are able to grant anything your heart desires, something that he would prefer since it takes almost no effort to ask for things

Reiji: Sphinxes–cunning and deadly; they are revered for their intelligence regarding their riddles

Ayato: Dragons–powerful, mighty creatures that no one would mess with

Kanato: Inferius–only those who do dark magic will go out of their way to animate dead corpses for their own personal gain

Laito: Sirens–melodic women who lead men to their deaths by luring them with their voices; they remind him of a special someone who was able to captivate him once upon a time

Subaru: Kraken–giant, monstrous sea creatures that are poorly mislabeled as being vicious, when in reality they are docile and harmless swimming peacefully along the ocean floor

Ruki: Centaurs–the philosophers of the earth and universe, these ancient creatures are the keepers of secrets and knowledge

Kou: Nymphs–playful creatures whose only purpose is to have fun and play tricks on others

Yuma: Minotaurs–guardians of the Labyrinth, these fearsome beasts are intimidating and love to overpower their opponents in vicious brawls

Azusa: Vampires–dark, somber creatures that gain immense power by feeding only on blood

Carla: Griffins–legendary creatures that are a symbol of the divine; they are known to fiercely protect their most sacred possessions

Shin: Garm–Norse wolves that are the bringers of Ragnarok, their howling signals the end of the world

Oi, don’t b flaming Beavis and Butthead. And I think that world would be so very one-sided that it would turn into hell for you within the blink of an eye. But we have a hall of booze, bitches and blades so I guess one-sidedness and Asgard are compatible. Guess why I avoid the place most of the time. And it’s been too fucking long.

Horses and eyeliner- I guess I’m the correct address for that?