How did you use symbolism to represent something greater within your work?

“Personal Mythology”

Write a creative piece (short story, etc.) that provides an explanation for something significant in your life. The story can be completely fictional, and it can make references to Greek myths or gods, or you can make up character of your own!
In addition to the creative piece, provide a brief analysis of your own mythology. What is the message you are trying to convey? How did you use symbolism to represent something greater within your work? What Greek myths did you allude to in your writing?