MYTH GIVEAWAY!

It’s time for a Giveaway.

This is an idea that’s been brewing for awhile and I think it’s time it becomes a reality.

TO ENTER:

Comment below with a favourite myth of yours.

It could be a full story or just enough info so I can look it up.

You can enter with as many myths as you would like!

Folks can enter via my blog here, Facebook page, or Instagram.

On Thursday, April 9th, I’ll be choosing a myth&winner combo

and the prize will be…

a CUSTOM design inspired by that myth.

The winner will choose what kind of piece (ring, necklace, etc.) and sizing,

but from there it’s my own inspired creation.

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Behind the GIVEAWAY~

I’ve always loved mythology from all types of cultures and civilizations. Nordic and Native myths and stories have been my particular focus, but I adore anything I can get my hands on. I’ve made several types of jewelry pieces inspired by snippets of full on myths throughout the years. This giveaway will not only be about giving back to the wonderful people who’ve helped my work thrive, but feed into my selfish desire to discover myths I don’t know about yet!

I have to say I’m really excited to see what people share.

Below is some photo candy of a few pieces from the past inspired by Myths:

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Plus.

There’s always my shop motto that’s been around 5+ years:

MYTH // STONE // METAL.

xx The Stray Arrow

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13 thoughts on “MYTH GIVEAWAY!

  1. My favorite myths are the myth of Romulus and Remus, the twins who grappled even in the womb. Having twin boys, I feel akin to the myth. Luckily, mine aren’t as antagonistic but maybe just as strong in character!

  2. I also love the myth of the mhrrha. Aphrodite was told that mhrrah was more beautiful than she so as revenge she cursed mhrrah to be lustful towards her father. Evertually she succeeds and lures her father to sleep with her when she is disguised as a prostitute. He finds out only after sh becomes pregnant and chases her away with a knife. She pleas to the gods to save her and she transforms into a mhrr tree and he gives up the pursuit. She later gives birth as a tree and there is a beautiful sculpture by Bernini of this

  3. I am half German so German Myths have always interested me. My myth to share is The Morbach Monster-thank You for having this amazing giveaway for the chance to win such an amazing piece of jewelry!

  4. One of my favorite myths that I have been thinking about lately is about Devil’s Tower in Wyoming and the Pleiades (Seven Sisters) constellation. This is the way I have heard it… a similar legend to that of the ancient Greeks is retold by the Kiowa tribe of North America. Seven maidens were transported in to the sky by the Great Spirit to save them from giant bears. The Spirit created the Mateo Tepe (the Devil’s Tower National Monument, Wyoming) to place them beyond the bears. Yet the hunt continued, with the bears climbing the sheer cliffs – the vertical striations on the side of the rock formation were ascribed to be the bears’ claw marks, gouged as they climbed after their prey. Seeing the bears close in on the maidens, the Spirit then placed them securely in the sky. (http://www.pleiade.org/pleiades_02.html)

    This constellation was always one my Dad and I would find while we were camping throughout Arizona together, plus it was something other than the Big Dipper so I always felt special knowing and finding it! It was just recently while watching the updated Cosmos series with Neil DeGrasse Tyson that I heard of the connection with Devil’s Tower. I loved the movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” as a kid and visited Devil’s Tower with my family when I was young.. it really seemed like this myth came full circle for me in my life! Plus I think it is so interesting that different cultures have different people running from the bear, or hunter, or have adapted the myth to fit into their lives.

  5. I got to visit Peru a couple of years ago and the Incan people worshiped the sun. They found the sun had great power and thought of him as a God. They called themselves the sun people.

  6. I have so many favorites, it is hard to choose just one.

    The laurel tree
    This spice plant that is mainly found in the Mediterranean regions is often used to enrich the flavor of many dishes. In ancient times, a wreath made of laurel leaves was worn by the winners in challenges and games. However, little is known about the origin of this plant for which the fates entangled lives of two ancient gods and a nymph. Eros, god of love, and Apollo, god of the Sun, often challenged each other. Apollo once told Eros he was lousy at his job that it would be better to hand over his bow and arrow to him. Eros, indignant, waited for a good opportunity and hit the heart of Apollo with his sharp arrows and made him to fall in love with the nymph, Daphne. Daphne was a nymph of goddess Artemis. She was so beautiful that entire kingdom of Thessaly was shrouded with magical stories about her beauty. She had many suitors but rejected all of them out of a desire to keep her virginity and remain faithful to her goddess. Many times she refused Apollo’s kind words, and ignored his advances as long as she could. In the end, intoxicated by love and madness Apollo started to persecute Daphne. She was aware that sooner or later she would surrender, so she turned to Artemis, her protégé, to protect her. Her wish was fulfilled and Artemis turned Daphne into a laurel tree before Apollo could capture her heart. Apollo, devastated and overwhelmed with grief, decided to adopt the laurel tree as his insignia. Ever since than all winners of Pythia competition games (whose patron was Apollo) have donned crowns made of laurel wreaths.

  7. I work with a blind 5th grade student who couldn’t get enough of mythology. Her absolute favorite was the myth of Perseus and Meduss. She was so intrigued by his armor….the winged sandals, the icicle sword, the helmet of invisibility, and a highly polished shield so he could view Medusa without turning into stone.

  8. My favorite has always been the story of Freya and how she really got the Brisingamen. Especially the version from the book Eternally Bad.

  9. Pegasus !
    Especially a black Pegasus like the one in ‘Clash of the Titans’ .
    Having loved and lossed my own black pearl , I know what it feels like to fly while galloping free in nature on my horse .
    I still miss her every day !

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