Personal Mythology

December 21, 2007 at 5:11 pm 5 comments

I just finished reading Truth or Dare: Encounters with Power, Authority and Mystery the other day. I highly recommend it to everyone, but the reason I bring it up today is because in it Starhawk suggests an exercise that I finally attempted this morning: writing one’s personal mythology.

Here’s what I came up with:

The Myth of May

There once was a girl, but she was Troubled and her family was afraid of her. She was afraid of them too and she ran away to the Cold East. But the Wind was like ice cutting through her, leeching at her memory, personality. And she wandered across the country to the Golden West as if a ghost. She needed someone to name her True Name, but she was a stranger. Then, one day, a Raven passing over head dropped a stone into her lap as she lay reclining against a tree. She smiled, cupping it in her hands and as she washed it in the nearby stream, the bubbling seemed to form her name and suddenly she knew who she was again. Returning home to the Great Plains, she found that the plants adorning the front garden had completely grown over, choking the house. But the Sky and the Land remembered her and embraced her and she danced between them in joy.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Larry Nelson  |  December 31, 2007 at 5:57 am

    I’m sure you love the South as much as I do. Especially in the winter when we have these warm days and the rest of the country is knee deep in snow drifts. 🙂

  • 2. mayinthesouth  |  December 31, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    Heh.. Actually the South part of my name is more of an idealogical state than a real place (you can read about that on my about page: I live in the Midwest, but we’re only ankle deep in snow 😉

  • 3. Write Your Own Legend « The Dream Katcher  |  January 9, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    […] Your Own Legend Kiss of the Spirit to May in the South, for the beautiful, poignant, and evocative symbolism of your “Personal Mythology!” […]

  • 4. Write Your Own Legend « ROMANCING THE CRONE  |  January 9, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    […] 9, 2008 by Mother Wintermoon Kiss of the Spirit to May in the South, for the beautiful, poignant, and evocative symbolism of your “Personal Mythology!” […]

  • 5. motherwintermoon  |  January 10, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Dear May, I moved the post about your Personal Myth over to my main blog, hence the two trackbacks. I’m sorry, but the comment you left was deleted when I moved it! 😦


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