After being cast out from a pack of wolves, an hybrid child is educated by a Djinn  to become the Egyptian god of the Dead Anubis.


    Penpusher Posted on October 6, 2019 in Adventure.
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      If pitching this to a Western production company, I suggest using the more familiar term “genie” rather than Djinn.

      What obstacle does  the child face that could defeat the genie’s purpose?  Or what arduous initiation rite must the child pass to become the deity of the dead?

      In drama, whatever a character’s calling or training,  it can’t be a sure thing he will fulfill his destiny.  Just the opposite.  In order to create tension and suspense, the odds must not be in his favor.   I don’t (yet) get the sense from this logline that he’s more likely to fail than succeed..  Nor do I sense what, if any, are the personal stakes.  That is, what he stands to lose if he fails.

      Singularity Answered on October 6, 2019.

      Thank you for your comment, I will think about your remarks. 🙂

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        So is this an origin story for Anubis? I find this very fascinating. Just note that Anubis has the head of a jackal, not a wolf.

        Also, Djinns exist in the Arabic mythology (1001 Nights etc), which is thousands of years after the mythology of ancient Egypt (Anubis, etc). (Correct me if I’m wrong.)

        But these are details that you can easily fix. Just drop the term “Djinn” and use “demon” or “spirit.”

        Mentor Answered on October 6, 2019.

        Oddly (and happily for me), when I wrote the novel, I found that wolves in India – where the story begins –  have a remarkable similarity with the jackals in Egypt.  In the Quran, Djinns are related to have already a civilisation when prophet Muhammad had contact with them, and this is truly a food for dreaming about several stories.

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