What if you were the main character in a Myth? Imagine your life story being recast in archetypal form, like you were a figure in some tale out of something like Greek or Norse Mythology, or Egyptian, Aztec, Slavic, Yoruban…you name it. Your life is a hero’s journey… But exactly what tale is it??
1 = Hero. This describes you in mythic terms. Orpheus was a great musician. Atalanta was a speedster, and a “woman in a man’s world.” Odysseus was a thinking hero, relying more on wisdom than on pure brawn. Heracles was brawn incarnate, and operated as a bit of a monster-slayer… So what kind of hero are you?
2 = Benefactor. Many great heroes have had Divine support in their various campaigns: Jason most likely would never have gotten his mitts on that Golden Fleece if not for the Olympian aid of the great Goddess of Wisdom Herself, Grey-Eyed Athena…while Perseus would have been tapped out before his own quest ever got underway if not for the interventions of both Athena and Hermes, the brilliant Messenger-God. So which Mythic Figure or Archetype is your patron, guiding you and watching your back?
3 = Magic Item. King Arthur had his magic sword, Excalibur. Wonder Woman has her golden lasso. There are Odin’s enchanted spear, Zeus’ thunderbolts, Thor’s hammer, the tridents of Shiva and Poseidon… There’s Hades’ Cap of Invisibility, and Idunna’s apples of youth, and Frey’s magic boat that always finds a friendly wind, and can be folded up and put away in his pocket when not in use… What are your magic implements? Are they weapons? Is it clothing? Is it books or plants or transport? What’s up with your magic paraphernalia…?
4 = Road Ahead. What is the nature of your quest? What are you attempting to do or learn? What is your overriding, defining mission? Oedipus was trying to escape a dark prophecy. Inanna and Persephone were both forced to descend into the Underworld. Paris wanted to steal beauty. Stephen Strange sought to become the greatest sorcerer in the world… What’s your own hero’s mandate?
5 = Nemesis. A hero can often best be evaluated by the quality of their greatest enemy. Holmes has his Moriarty, Batman his Joker, and Little Red Riding Hood her Big Bad Wolf. The children of Derry had Pennywise the Clown. The Roadrunner has the Coyote, and the Spy In Black and the Spy In White have each other over in the pages of “Spy Vs. Spy.” Who do you have as a dark reflection of yourself? Who’s your arch-foe? What monster were you put on Earth to slay (or die trying)…?
Do you need a hand plotting out your own Personal Myth? I’m not the Oracle at Delphi, but I’d be happy to run this spread for you… Book a private reading with me today!