Mythology

This week, our Sunday Scribblings prompt is Mythology. If you decide to write a post based on this week’s prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here’s what I did with it…

Guys… What if all those mythological deities actually existed?

No, I don’t mean they were actually gods or goddesses. What if they were superheroes and supervillains?

Think about it… Aren’t the comic book stories that we have today basically a version of modern mythology?

What if Zeus was just a guy who had the power to harness electricity, like Black Lightning? What if Aphrodite was able to manipulate people’s hormones and/or pheromones, like Poison Ivy? What if Hermes was just a speedster, like the Flash?

Hephaestus was the god of the forge. Sound like Iron Man, anyone?

Ares, the god of war, could have just been some super strong guy with anger management issues. Kind of sounds like Wolverine.

The examples go on and on. And not just for Greek mythology. You could look at Egyptian mythology, Roman mythology… I was about to say Norse mythology, but Marvel already ran with that idea thanks to Thor.

Anyone else convinced?

Here we are thousands of years later and I have to ask, where are our modern super powered people?

Thanks to everyone who participated this week and shared your links! Please visit their blogs, give them a follow, and take a look at how they interpreted the prompt.

Be sure to come back on Wednesday for the next Sunday Scribblings prompt! Encourage other bloggers to challenge themselves with the prompt! Remember that there are no rules for what you write, other than responding to the prompt! You can write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, biography, instruction… it’s all up to you!

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