Up to 2312 words, after Googling to find the correct spelling of Lord Farquaad. As in, “I take the book I’m reading for English class out of my backpack. It’s a mythological story about the ogre who saved a beautiful princess from the evil Lord Farquaad.” (No judging. All’s fair in love, war, and NaNo.)
Besides, what ELSE am I going to use for mythology when in my novel the Greek gods and goddesses are “real”???