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    Greek Mythology

    Discussion in 'Research' started by DarkMaiden273, Aug 18, 2008.

    Okay so I have a story I'm writing and I use a Greek mythology character in it. In my story they have some of the same traits but I kind of created my own version of the creature so to speak. Should I try to make it more along the same lines as the Greeks or just role with my story as it is.
     
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    If you are doing a story/retelling of Greek mythology, then you should stick to the facts. But as inspiration, there's no reason not to change certain aspects of the story.
     
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    ahh "Creature" ... in that case.. just go with what flows with you.

    I do not think you need to worry at all.

    Last I heard people think vampires catching rays in the noon day sun at the beach are acceptable.
     
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    L.O.L. thanx.

    It's not a retelling just a fantasy story. A half harpy half human is my MC. And obviously because of her family there are other harpies in it.
     
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    Actually, that thing with vampires is from the original myth and the best known vampire story (Dracula); the "sunlight will kill them" thing wasn't portrayed until the movie Nosferatu (released, I think, sometime in the 20's).

    I think you should stick some of the basics at least (if someone had a Wendigo and it didn't involve cannibalism I'd wonder why they'd bothered calling it that at all.)
     
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    True. Thanx. I think I'm going to do some more research and try to see what I can fix.
     
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    it's up to you... etan's advice is what i'd have given had i not been beaten to it...
     

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