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    Default *** Feb/March Lite Challenge: Mapping a Myth CLOSED ***

    This month's lite challenge returns to the classics. We want you to map a myth.

    Many of the great stories that lie at the heart of our cultures involve amazing journeys or fantastic locations. It might be center of the minotaur's labyrinth, the journey of the Ramayana or even the battlefield of Ragnarok when the world serpent rises from the depths.

    • clearly state which myth you are illustrating
    • create a great map to go with it!

    The deadline for this challenge will the 15th of March. Remember to precede all WIP images with:

    ### Latest WIP ###

    so that the thumbnail scraper can pick them up. Good luck and happy mapping!
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    Sounds like a cool idea Does it have to be based on real myth, or could we do a map based on a fictional myth, if that myth were to be adequately explained through the map?

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    I don't see any reason to force people to use real myths - though you will need to make sure the myth is properly explained.
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    Shaka, when the walls fell, "The beast at Tanagra"

    sorry could not resist the star trek reference

    thanks for the challange

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    Isnt a real myth an oxymoron anyway ?

    And: Temba, his arms wide !!

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    Indeed it is
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    calling it a real myth can work. The myth itself may involve things that are not real, like a storybook may contain a story that's not real. The book itself is real though

    aaah semantics. whee!

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    Perhaps not always 'Real' but very often "True".

    The wisdom of soloman - baby fought over by two 'mothers' - has helped lots of people and is commonly referred to.

    They can certainly be more true than reality which tends to be filled with so many exceptions and corruptions.


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    How exactly are you using the term "myth"? Properly speaking, a myth is a tale with religious significance. The legend of St. George and the Dragon is a myth, Snow White is not. The term also does not actually imply falsehood, so feel free to illustrate myths from your own faith, if any. So what I want is a ruling as to whether on proper myths are included, or any traditional legends and/or folk/fairy tales are included.

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    I think any myth, tale or fable is fine. Given that we're allowing myths of fictional cultures as well, the stable of possibilities is pretty large.
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