I got a new book this week, a retelling of Norse Mythology written by Neil Gaiman.
Aside from Gaiman being one of my favorite writers, I also have an affinity for the subject matter.
Back in the day, back in the dark ages before the internet and Google, my grandfather researched our family tree, tracing it back some 35 generations. My kids and I make generations 36 and 37. My progenitor, Arkefrith, was a norseman. He was a Danish Viking who lived during the 10th Century – 990 to be more precise.
I’ve always loved mythology – Greek, Roman, Celtic, Norse, Asian, Egyptian, Native American – the fantastical fables and parables, the gods and goddesses, the demons and monsters, epic wars and extraordinary miracles.
That all of these distinct cultures and civilizations share similar stories, similar heroes and villains, similar events, makes me wonder that we’re not that different after all.
History is who we are and why we are the way we are.” ~ David C. McCullough
This week’s word is:
What to do:
Using “history” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.