Mythothon Round 7 – Theseus and the Minotaur

The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur is one of the most tragic and fascinating myths of the Greek Mythology.

Theseus, a genuine Greek hero of the Mythology and Minotaur, one of the most devastating and terrifying monsters are the main protagonists of a myth that involves gods and monsters, heroes and kings and two of the main city–states in the Hellenic world: Athens and Crete.

For this readathon, you’ll follow the story of Theseus, and his victory in the labyrinth. Will you make it to safety, or be devoured by the minotaur?

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TrekAThon Round 3 – Enemies and Allies

You have been assigned to the USS Enterprise.

With the Senior crew occupied on a dangerous away mission, you have been given control of the ship. It should be quiet and uneventful.

Suddenly — and for reasons that remain unclear — an interplanetary dispute breaks out while Starfleet Command is unreachable. Without Kirk, Spock or the other experienced staff to decide a course of action, it’s up to you to make the best of it.

Ten alien races stand in conflict with each other and with the Enterprise. In order to protect the ship and your fellow crewmen, you must decide who to attempt an alliance with and who to engage in battle.

Be prepared to give your report to Starfleet Command once the conflict has passed.

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Mythothon Round 6 TBR

Round 6 of Mythothon focuses on Egyptian mythology, most specifically the story of Isis, Osiris and their traitorous brother Set. There are three teams to choose from and up to six books for each. I’ll be joining Team Isis.

For more information, including the story and prompts, check out the Announcement Post here.

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Mythothon Round 6 – The Story of Osiris, Set and Isis

Osiris was the king of Egypt, married to Isis, a wise queen. But their brother Seth was jealous, and he hatched a plot to kill the Osiris and take the throne.

In this round of the readathon, you’ll follow out the story of these three gods. There are twelve parts to the story, each with their own reading prompt. Together, they tell a tale of betrayal, dedication and resurrection.

Choose from: ISIS, OSIRIS or SET.

Each of the three characters has their own important part to play. You will be given four prompts to read, decided by which god you’ve chosen to support. Each god also comes with a unique prompt related to their powers and areas of expertise.

That will give you a total of five prompts to complete the readathon.

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TrekAThon 2 – Starfleet Academy TBR

Welcome, Cadet, to Starfleet Academy!

In this readathon, I’ll be a Starfleet Cadet on the Operations track. Fingers crossed I don’t meet the usual ‘red shirt’ fate! I used a Star Trek character generator to decide that my character is a Romulan called Vroko, who wants to become a Communications Officer and has an interest in espionage and infiltration.

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TrekAThon Round 2 – Starfleet Academy

Welcome, Cadet, to Starfleet Academy!

Over the four-year course of study, you’ll join the best and brightest minds in the Federation. If you study hard and challenge yourself, you’ll graduate with honours, and have your pick of Fleet assignments!

As well as a TBR for this readathon, you should create a character for your Cadet. Give them a name and a backstory, and share it on Twitter, Instagram etc. Are they human, or from another Federation world? Which career path are they choosing — operations, science or command — and why?

You could even use an online doll creator to really bring your Cadet to life!

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Mythothon Round 5 – The Odyssey

The Odyssey

follows the Greek hero Odysseus, king of Ithaca, and his journey home after the Trojan War. After the war itself, which lasted ten years, his journey lasts for ten additional years, during which time he encounters many perils and all his crewmates are killed. In his absence, Odysseus is assumed dead, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must contend with a group of unruly suitors who compete for Penelope’s hand in marriage.

For this readathon, you’ll travel with Odysseus, as one of his crew, helping him to overcome obstacles at each stop on his journey home.

Luckily for you, the gods like you a little better than Odysseus and, if you want to, you can switch or combine events to suit yourself. I’ve designed the readathon to follow the map below, but don’t let that put you off or stress you out.

Will you make it home safely?

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TrekAThon Round 1 -TBR

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The goal of the #TrekAThon readathon is to beam back the crew of the USS Enterprise from a hostile planet.

You can find all the details in this blog post.

I’ve picked nine books for my TBR, one for each crewmember, including the group book The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. I’ve had Long Way recommended to me by more than a few different friends and blogger whose opinions I really trust so it’s been on my TBR for (shh…) years. I’m really excited for this push to finally read it.

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