Option B: Original Myth
•2-4 pages, double-spaced
•MLA format with proper heading
Create your own myth with original characters using ONE of the following topics:
•Write a creation myth to explain the origins of the human race (or a particular people), the universe, or some sort of natural phenomenon, such as the seasons or weather. The “myth” itself must be completely original, but you should rely on one or more of the traditional creation motifs (divine emission, divine words, earth diver, etc.).
•Write about a hero who embodies the ideal qualities of his or her culture, and describe his or her journey. The characters in this “myth” must be original, but you should try to include most—or all—of the characteristics of a classical hero and the hero’s journey.
•Write about a trickster who transgresses his or her societal mores. The trickster may be a culture-bringer or destructive influence—or a bit of both. Again, the characters and events should be of your own creation, but you should include many of the personality traits common to tricksters.