Creation myths are a staple in novel writing when it comes to worldbuilding and creating your worlds for a fantasy and sci-fi novels. It’s so important that its required in my opinion in order to have a good story. In order to have a good world in your story in my opinion you have to do your research. I love doing research. That is the best part of writing a fantasy sci-fi novel.
With that thought I want to tell you a little bit about what creation myths I used and how for my work in progress werewolf Blue Hour novel series
Well I did a post the other day about characters in my work in progress novel called the Viators of Caelum Who are travelers of time itself. And who are tasked with tracking down Accalia , the were wolf caninruh who is the main villain and antagonist of the whole hour series. I also posted a video about them and the earthdiversThe Viātors of the Caelum: Earth Diver Novel Concept Short film 8
OKAY SO WHO ARE THE EARTHDIVERS?
Earth diver. How did I come up with this word? Well let’s look into a little
REAL WORLD RESEARCH
In my research the word earth diver comes from creation myths called divers myths where it consisted of beings diving into the water that covers the earth to retrieve parts of the earth .
One of the divers myth comes from the Iroquois Native American creation stories, where there were talks of sky people who lived happily in the air on a floating island. There was this sky woman who fell from the sky and these birds caught her before she fell and brought her to the water animals who were said to inhabited the Earth below, before there was land . The birds hoping to help her, dove into the seas to bring up mud. This mud they spread onto the back of a Big Turtle. There it began to grow until it became North America.
IN MY WIP NOVEL
In the Iroquois Native American creation story it was never stated what kind of birds saved the sky woman .There is also a sky woman story reference within my novel connected to my main character but I will tell you about that at a later time.
So in my novel the earthdivers are celestial beings and a type of Viators of Caelum who choose the forms of ravens because it’s easier for them to get around( I will write a post / and have a podcast episode about ravens at another time)
They are the Guardians of the wolves in the first world who were ordered by the Viators to help track and bring Accalia back to Neoera . Earth divers were later sent down to Neoera and ancient times in secret to help restore the balance of the first and second worlds. At the beginning of the third world they are trackers and hunters of Accalia again and are ordered to collect the original mud of the seas and purify their only defense weapon against Accalia which are called the raven claw amulets, in which they sworn to protect.( I will also write another post about the ravens claw a little later)
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But first LET’S START A DIALOGUE:
WHAT CREATION MYTHS HAVE YOU RESEARCHED FOR YOUR NOVEL?
DO YOU THINK CREATION MYTHS ARE IMPORTANT TO YOUR NOVEL’S WORLDBUILDING? WHY ?
I want to know so let me know in the comments below.
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