Chestnut and Cedar have been working hard over the last couple of weeks to write their own myths. We used the story of Theseus and the Minotaur and then created our own mythical creatures to write our own versions.
Have a look at Lacey’s writing from Chestnut class below:
Long, long ago on a small, old island there lived a horrible, evil King called Minos. He owned a devilish, vile beast called The Wicked Mermaid. She lived in a cave, which was full of traps and water. Every year the terrible King ordered seven boys and seven girls from Athens to be eaten by the creature. If they didn’t he would start a war.
The wicked Mermaid was a terrifying beast. She had disgusting fangs that could suck up your blood. Her eyes lit up devil red and her nails were so sharp they could rip your skin open. Unfortunately she would lure people in with her beauty.
Theseus was a brave strong man. He thought it was very sad that seven boys and seven girls were sent to Crete. He decided he would be one of the seven boys to save the Athenian people. Carefully he sailed to Crete and when he got there he stayed in King Minos’ castle. In the middle of the night, there was a knock on his door. He opened it and surprisingly a beautiful lady was standing there. She said hello and then handed him a special shield and a sharp sword. “These are very special” she said “They will give you special abilities to be able to kill the monster.”
The next morning, Theseus entered the cave. He was really nervous. It started to get darker and darker and bigger and bigger until all of a sudden he found the monster. Theseus drew his sword and started to fight, he found it hard and fell over but then he used his shield and it worked! He killed the creature and sailed home with all of the children.