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#MythpunkMonday: Festive #writingprompts 1. Jólakötturinn


Happy #MythpunkMonday! Here’s our first seasonal Mythpunk writing prompt for December, all the way from Iceland, Jólakötturinn  – The Yule Cat.

“The Yule Cat is a huge and vicious cat who lurks about the snowy countryside during Christmas time (Yule) and eats people who have not received any new clothes to wear before Christmas Eve.” – wikipedia

There you go, run with it – poem, flash, short story, novel, if it inspires you to write some marvellous mythpunk do come back and tell me about it in the comments! And of course you can still share your own and others Mythpunk creations either using the hashtag or in the comments here!

Blessings on your first week of Advent!

5 responses

  1. Yikes! I have never heard of this one. Maybe clothes for Christmas is not so bad…

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    December 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Certainly puts a new slant on getting socks doesn’t it?! I can imagine the mother who made this tale up on Christmas morning – “Stop moanin’ and just be bloody grateful it’s socks again! Didn’t I ever tell you about the giant cat that eats children alive if they don’t get new socks? Now go to bed and sweet dreams…” 🤣


      December 3, 2019 at 7:50 am

  2. Happy first week of Advent to you too🥰 Wow…I hadn’t heard of Jólakötturinn before, what a fabulous myth for a merry Monday😻 Thank you for the picture too…it’s magnificent! ❤️

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    December 2, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou honey! I hadn’t heard of it either until I started researching for unusual Christmas myths for these posts… now I’m like “Cheesy Christmas jumpers…quick…get them on everyone…I’m wearing five or six right now…” 😱

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      December 3, 2019 at 7:53 am

      • 😂😂 😂Yay! I hope you’re as cosy as can be😁You’re welcome, I shall wait with breath abated for the next myth and very merry Rudolph pom pom nose jumper😻 ❤️


        December 3, 2019 at 4:41 pm

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