Paradox ingredients (things that do not exist) are very difficult to craft with, very dangerous. Gleipnir contained the footfall of a cat, the spittle of a bird, the breath of a fish, the beard of a woman…Andoskoti, the Adversary is woven with the most powerful paradoxes in the Nine Worlds – Wi-Fi with no lag, a politician’s sincerity, a printer that prints, healthy deep-fried food, and an interesting grammar lesson (Riordan 321-322).
1. Students, think of an item…any item (no silliness or ridiculousness here) and give it a creative name.
2. Describe what this new item does, its purpose.
3. Then give it four Paradox Ingredients. You’ll have to really think and be creative. Remember, paradox ingredients are things that do not exist.
My Example: The most powerful seashell in the world is the Beachtrinket. With it, you can hear the ocean, waves, and seagulls loud and clear as if you were actually at the beach. Very relaxing! It is created from a windless hurricane, the glare from the moon, the speed of a turtle, and a long lasting battery.
DO NOT borrow any of these ideas.