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Mythology of Torn World

The myths and fables of Torn World.



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Beads and Memories (1520.02.08): Facing death is just a part of growing up in the North.
~ 9 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/24/10  

The Sea Queen (1520.04.08): A little girl hears an Irfai story about a half-fish maiden. (Supporters Only!)
~ 908 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Illustration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 05/23/12  

The Sky Rangers (1520.09.16): Fala tells a story about the Ancients, inspired by an eclipse.
~ 893 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Patron), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 03/18/11  

(spoilers)

Skycat and Woodpecker Make A Bet (myth): In the south, in and around the Riilass swamps, there are a species of cats who have gliding "wings" much like flying squirrels, referred to locally as skycats. This is one of the stories of the mythical Skycat's adventures.
~ 13 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/14/10  

The Brightest Star in the Sky (myth): This is a Northern myth about how the stars were placed in the sky, why Mouse has a white belly, and why there is no magic in the world.
~ 868 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 02/24/10  

(spoilers)

Alligator (myth): It is the custom in the Riilass Swamps to dance on the Summer Solstice. But for some reason, no one wants to dance with Alligator.
~ 48 words, Created by: mikka (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), mikka (Inspiration), Posted: 02/10/10  

Birash and Darash (myth): In the Breida mountains, there is a series of tales about of two siblings, twins, Birash and Darash, who came out of the womb pulling each otherís hair. There's more to the tale, of course.
~ 43 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Valerie Joanne Higgins (Inspiration), Posted: 03/04/10  

How Hare-thorn Catkins Became the First Sign of Spring (myth): A Northern myth about silk-hares and hare-thorn
~ 111 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 04/09/10  

(spoilers)

The Bird Festival (myth): In this Southern myth Rockhopper, Furbird, and Scythebeak go to the Bird Festival.
~ 1194 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 07/12/10  

(spoilers)

Kasiikar (myth): The dog-loving Yasiluu have their own mythology describing why the two smaller moons precede and follow the large moon in Torn World's sky.
~ 160 words, Created by: mikka (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/06/10  

A Northern Puppet Story (myth): A cautionary tale about good (and bad!) behavior in the North. (Supporters Only!)
~ 0 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Illustration), Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 04/30/10  

The Acorn Coat (myth): In this Southern fable, Father Bear finds food for his family. (Supporters Only!)
~ 487 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/01/10  

Skycat Invents Gambling (Myth): Skycat was hungry, and it was all Alligator's fault, for having so very many hungry children. But can she trick Alligator into fishing for her? (Supporters Only!)
~ 1542 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/21/11  

How Skycat Got Her Wings (myth): Long ago, in the beginning of time, all the animals lived together, but Skycat was just a regular land cat then, and had not yet learned to glide through the trees.
~ 1689 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Writer), Ellen Million (Illustration), Posted: 06/11/12  

How Skycat Got Her Name (myth/poem): Chasing butterflies leads to an adventure.
~ 592 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/11/12  

(spoilers)

Shliiritiri (poem): Since menís deeds left us all bereft ...women shall hold All Thatís Left
~ 1 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/13/10  

Eyes of Sea and Hair of Night (poem): A poem about a myth of the Sea and Moon (Supporters Only!)
~ 0 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Editor), Posted: 02/28/11  

(spoilers)

Yaimav and the Wary Wary Bird (poem): This is a bit of Slunai history (or legend) about the sundered times.
~ 370 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/01/13  

Artwork attached to this collection:

Negotiations
Negotiations
Ellen Million
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A Slunai Wary Wary Bird
A Slunai Wary Wary Bird
Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon, Non-Member Artist
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Cat (to be Skycat) and Alligator
Cat (to be Skycat) and Alligator
Ellen Million, Non-Member Artist
1 Comment

Cat (to be Skycat) and Alligator
Cat (to be Skycat) and Alligator
Ellen Million, Non-Member Artist
1 Comment

The Sea Queen
The Sea Queen
Lorna (Comtessa)
2 Comments

Harp To Soothe The Angry Dead
Harp To Soothe The Angry Dead
Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon
3 Comments

For Logged in Supporters Only!
Acorn Coat
Acorn Coat
Jenny Heidewald
2 Comments

Hare-thorn
Hare-thorn
Jenny Heidewald
3 Comments

Harp of Feathers
Harp of Feathers
Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon
3 Comments

Dance to Fend Off the Sky
Dance to Fend Off the Sky
Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon
2 Comments
   

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