Writing Ideas — 3

Anna Dobritt -- Author


There are thousands of myths and legends in the world. With so many different cultures past and present, myths and legends give a writer a whole host of ideas to play around with.

Before humans discovered science, they used myths to explain such things as the creation of the world, why the sun rises and sets, and why it rains, and where thunder comes from. By the way, if you don’t already know, the storm gods make the thunder when they go to war. They created their own explanations for why the moon changed during a span of days, why the sun seemed to disappear from the sky during an eclipse, and why stars fell from the sky, while others passed overhead with a fiery tail.

One of the most famous myths of all is The Great Flood. You can find such references to a Great Flood in many myths…

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