20 Myths To Use As Writing Prompts

What is a myth?

A myth is a traditional, usually ancient story involving supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes. It is used to explain aspects of the natural world or to show the psychology, customs, or ideals of a society. Myths exist in every culture across the globe.

Examples include: Eros and Psyche, the Myth of CreationDaedalus and Iccarus, Noah and the Great Flood, the myth of Arthur and Camelot, and The Rain Queen.

Why don’t you write a myth using one of these ideas as inspiration?

Use these prompts to create a story that explains the unexplainable.

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by Amanda Patterson

© Amanda Patterson

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This article has 8 comments

  1. dezz johnson


  2. I f

    Thanks so much

  3. SV

    thanks so much!

  4. The One and Only 😛

    Thanks! It really helped alot for my english mythology writing project.

  5. Rami

    I lobe the ideas a lot

  6. Rami

    I love* the ideas alot

  7. Rose

    Wow. These really helped me work on my stories. Thanks for sharing these so much!

  8. Writers Write

    Thank you, Rose. We’re so glad they helped.

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