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Major Myth-Takes
Major Myth-Takes

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Challenge Summary
Write a story about learning a lesson.

Have you ever heard the expression, "Don't fly too close to the sun"? It refers to a Greek myth about a boy named Icarus who made a BIG mistake.

Icarus was the son of a famous inventor named Daedelus. When they were trapped in a maze, his father created wings out of feathers and wax to escape. He warned Icarus not to fly too high, or else the wax would melt. But Icarus didn't listen to the warning. He was so excited about flying that he climbed too close to the sun and sure enough, his wings melted and he fell to his death.

Your challenge today is to write about a mistake of mythological proportions. A myth-take.

There are only two rules to this challenge: 

  • Write about a character who doesn’t listen to a warning. 
  • Make sure they learn from their mistake!

Read this guide to Mythology & Mischief for more inspiration. 

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