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GALLERY OF MYTHS

NAME: Joel Behrens
TITLE: the creation of music

MYTH: In the beginning, there was no sound. There was also two frightening beasts that roamed amongst the humans. One was a male and the other a female. The male wanted nothing but silence, so any noise from the humans was strictly prohibited. Whenever the male fell asleep, the humans would whisper to the female and each other. The female thought their voices were beautiful. She even taught them to sing. One day, the humans got the female to sing to the male. She joined him on a volcano and sung the most beautiful song. The male’s anger boiled over and he pushed her into the volcano, right before it erupted. When his anger finally faded, he wept and his tears became music notes as they softly hit the ground. Then he decided he would let the humans talk and sing as much as they liked. That is the creation of music.

NAME: Nele Weber
TITLE: Why Penguins Can’t Fly

MYTH: Many years ago, when God created the world and all the living things in it, he also created Penguins. Originally, when creating them, he at first thought, “what am I going to put on the Poles?” Since he believed birds should be everywhere on the planet, he opted to create a bird who could withstand the extreme cold. As his thought process went on he decided that he wanted these birds to always look as though they dressed up to be wherever they went, so he ensured the colors of the coat feathers matched that of a tuxedo.

He then decided that he wanted the penguins to be the cutest bird on the planet so that human kind would have a reason to come visit these cold places on the planet. He believed that creating an incentive for people to come would cause human kind to expand their worldviews.

So, the penguin was created but God soon found a problem with his logic. Although penguins could withstand the extreme cold, they would rather avoid it. Penguins had figured out that if they flew north they would reach the warmth of Australia and Brazil.
God had not anticipated that penguins might not enjoy the cold so he instead had to come up with a new way to keep the penguins where they belonged on the South Pole.

God thought long and hard how to accomplish what he wanted without locking up the birds so back to the drawing board he went. He thought about making the South Pole smaller so that the distance to the next country would be smaller. This would eliminate a lot of living space on the pole though making living conditions even rougher. He thought about taking away one of their wings to prevent them from flying, but the birds just looked a little off.

So what God finally chose to do was take away the penguins flying power. They would still be born with their wings but would just simply not be able to fly. Penguins, by nature, couldn’t swim long enough to reach another continent. God looked upon his work and thought he had done well. Penguins were now staying in their home while the human interest had been evoked in finding out where these funny looking creatures had come from.

NAME: Lashaundra
AGE:
14
TITLE:
The Zulia Myth

MYTH: A long time ago, there was a god named Buthrzon. He was the god of all animals and nature of Zulu. No creature or plant alive was made without him. One day a little boy named Zeon asked Buthrzon for an animal to be called his companion and friend. Buthrzon didn’t understand why the little boy couldn’t chose one of the animals already made. When Buthrzon examined the animals he made, he realized that they were harmful and dangerous. In rage of his own creation he wiped out all animals, and placed them with new ones. Some were still dangerous but the others were harmless. Zeon was amazed but wasn’t happy. He prayed again for an animal to be called his companion and friend. Baffled, Buthrzon thought the little boy was crazy and he didn’t have to make anything for him. Zeon became sadden by Buthrzon, because his god wasn’t answering his prayers. Zeon began to make a list of new creations. Soon after the little boy stumbled across the word Inja, meaning dog in the Zulia dialect. Buthrzon was so astonished by zeon that he began to make this new animal. Using his magical hands, he mixed a mixture of clay, children tears, and a piece of zeons heart into the dog. He created a snout with a small body, than a long tail, four legs and he added claws. After four days of building and modeling this loving and caring creature, Buthrzon was done. He gave the dog lungs and breathe air into it. As soon as he touch the dog, it jumped with joy and licked his face. The Inja was alive! Proud of his creation he waited until zeon was asleep. Waiting for two hours, he came down in the shape of a man, and placed the Inja into zeon hands. When he woke up, Zeon was so excited that he thanked his god Buthrzon for the rest of his life.

TITLE: The Creation of the Squids
NAME: Ian
AGE: 12

MYTH: In the beginning, there was water; but the water was lonely. So the water went to the bottom of the Ocean and grabbed some clay. Then it started to make a body of a creature and made 10 arms. Then it created eyes and a mouth. Now, he needed to name it. He named it a “Squid”. Then it got mad squid disease and the water made a medic squid. So, it cured all the squids. But, there were not a whole lot of squids, so the water made female squids. The more squids, the bigger their empire gets.
The squids began to worship the water and the water built a large temple. The water made food, seeds, animals, and more. But rebellions rose up and started to attack the squids. But the squids had armies, large armies, and destroyed the rebel scum. Finally, it was a time of peace and started to grow crops of sea weed.

The squids were peaceful until “he” came, the destroyer of all worlds called, THE GREAT DEVAUREN. This  war between the squids and sperm whales began. The water then made the Warrior Squid—protector of Squidtopia and fighter of the great squid army. But 10 years into the war, the squids became leaderless. The squid praised the water to make a king, so the water made a King Squid, leader of all squids and one ruler of Squidtopea.

TITLE: Nothing Turns to Something
NAME: Makairyn (age 10) and Kelbie (age 12)
                 
MYTH: There once was a big rick that had a little soil on it. Also, it had an atmosphere from a small tree that was next to a lamb that was close to a puddle of milk on the other side of the rock. Each year the small tree grew a yard, so does the rock. And the puddle grew with the small tree and the rock. The lamb got old enough to be a grown up. Soon the small tree became a big tree; when the tree got big, the sky of the rock started to turn into blue because of the tree.  When the rock got big enough, grass started to grow. Then the sheep got bored one day so he decorated the sky; he used his wool to make the clouds, then the next time when he got bored, he made the sun and the moon which also is made from his wool.

One day, flowers started to pop out of the ground. Then, the milk turned into water but when the sheep got hungry, he started to eat the grass. Soon the sheep didn’t want to be alone so he went to the pond which is the water that turn into a pond. When he got to the pond, he formed a catfish, then put it in the pond and it came to life. Now every day he made an animal like a cat, dog, deer, bear, turtle, all kinds of animals. Soon the rock got so big that it became a planet. The last thing he made was humans, which is us. Later water rose but it only went at seven spots of the planet. But when sheep was teaching the human each day the sheep taught the animal one thing. Soon a lot of plants all over the planet. Even later all of the animals were all over the world.
TITLE: untitled
NAME: Janson (age 12)

MYTH: Once there was darkness, a man and a staff. He was in the darkness for years when he finally grew tired of the vast emptiness and hit his staff on the ground and the darkness or shattered into small pieces. There was light. Then he hit the staff to the ground and the dark floor broke and there was Iand and water, then he stabbed the staff into the ground and it became a tree. Then he took his dark clothes and laid them on the ground and another human came into the shape of the clothes and they reproduced and made life.
TITLE: The Beginning of the Stars
NAME: Maya (age 13) and Emma (age 12)

MYTH: Engulfed in darkness was a sunflower seed, floating aimlessly through space. A sudden gust cracked the seed, allowing the goddess Theophilia and the stars to emerge. The sun flower seed was too heavy and was not able to be held, so it fell and created gravity. Theophilia would have fallen too, but her large mesmerizing dove wings saved her. As she flew around in space, Theophilia fell in love with the beauty of the glowing stars. So she proceeded to create a humongous star, bigger than all the rest. However, this attempt failed, but Theophilia still managed to make a dim star, which she called the moon. Theophilia wasn’t discouraged by her failure so she tried again. She made a big rick again but broke into hundreds of small pieces creating humanity. To save man from falling for eternity, Theophilia created another large hunk of rock for man to live upon. The barren planet wasn’t enough for the humans, and they began to complain to Theophilia so the stars began to fall on the rock. Each star became something else. The first melted some of the rock, creating water.

The second star created all types of animals as it fell, and a third star created the vegetation on the planet. This appeased the humans and Theophilia named the planet earth. Once the humans began to explore, they came across the sunflower seed. The humans tried to throw the sunflower seed to Theophilia, but instead, hit and killed her, bringing death into the universe. The seed broke completely in half because of the impact with Theophilia, allowing the sun to escape because it was too big to emerge with Theophilia and the stars.

TITLE: The Whole of the Cosmos
NAME: Fenn (age 12)

MYTH: In the beginning before time began there was the infinitely dark expanse of the galactic plane. The cycle that created the cosmos was put into action by what is commonly called “The Dew Drop”. From “The Dewdrop” rose the first race the ethereal beings we call simply “The Mystics”. Each of the mystics represent a different power in their new universe. Xel, the life God, represents all living things, and all that goes with them; evolution, emotion, survival, etc. Petra is the creator of all the planets and is the goddess of stone. Magni is the god of strength, and reigns over the forces of gravity. Kinet is the God of energy and perpetual motion. Shadda is the God of darkness, and controls the unstoppable force of black holes. His twin sister and counterpart is Sola. Goddess of light and creator of the stars. The two sisters rule over the other four Mystics keeping order in the universe. Each of the Mystics hold full sway over their respective spheres.

No being on planet Protoss has been able to find out what the dewdrop actually was. Many speculated it was created by the Mystics in the universe in which they previously resided. Whatever the case, the Dewdrop, hence its name, acted similarly to a drop of water hitting a pond upon entering our universe. The Dewdrop hit our galactic plane and collapsed, causing energy and matter to pulse out into the cosmos, not unlike the ripples on a pond.

This interstellar blast sent pulses carrying the energy and matter that would create our universe; the nebulas that created he stars, the planets, the comets, and every other stellar body in the whole of creation.

NAME: Grey
TITLE: Creation Myth

MYTH: In the beginning of time, when a Master Tiger and Master Badger lived, a great war broke out. In the war a tiger and a badger fought for millennia over Tykoolo. In their battles, they aroused a human aroused from the ground, and then ten more came, and then 10,000 and 1,000,000. Master Tiger was struck down by millions of rocks thrown by the humans. Master Badger was pulled down from the sky and crashed onto the earth with so much force that his body broke in half, making the North Pole and the South Pole. A new land was created. Master Tiger watched as Master Badger was destroyed. In Master Tiger’s last minutes, he told the humans to create a peaceful planet where there would be no war and where everyone would be equal. Master Badger became an immortal spirit of the earth.

Master Tiger became an immortal spirit of the sky. The humans took the Tiger’s advice and started to build on the land and to farm wheat in peace. Over years of building, a human by the name of Arogau Yokoyta wanted to rule earth, so he started the Shiotoke who would burn the villages if they did not become part of the Shiotoke. Master Tiger, after this great dishonor of his advice, formed a huge lightning with which he struck Arogau. Honor and peace was restored to Tykoolo, and to this day the people have never engaged in war.
NAME: Ali
TITLE: How the World Was Created

MYTH: Once, Darkness ruled one half of the entire universe. Light ruled the other half. Darkness and Light were brother and sister. Darkness wanted to rule the entire universe, so he created many planets to prove he was more powerful than Light. He also created many dark creatures, such as sin, disease, death, misfortune, and hunger to defeat light. He went over to
Light’s side of the universe and was astonished. He saw that she had made a planet too, but this one was more beautiful than any planet he had created. Darkness determined that he would have that planet. Light was cunning and said, “You can have half of my planet, if I get half of your universe.” Now Darkness wanted the planet so much, that he agreed. So together Light and Darkness created planets around the beautiful planet to protect it. Light took a part of the universe that was the brightest and put it in the center of the beautiful planet to keep it warm, and Darkness took some of its planets and put them around it. Then Darkness crushed up one of his planets and made rocks to build a wall around all the planets.

When Light was away tending to her other creations, Darkness decided to tend to the planet. He placed all of his dark creatures on it to gain more power. He also created beings out of one of Light’s creations and placed them on the earth. He wanted them to worship him, but because they were made out of Light’s creation, they often worshipped her. Darkness became angry and put more dark creatures on the earth. The beings began to wreck the planet and destroy it. Darkness saw that he put too much darkness on the planet and tried to take some off but found he could not, so he fled so then Light would not find him.

When Light came back she was furious. So she took some fire that she had created and hurled it into Darkness’s side of the universe to imprison him in agony. She called the fiery spheres “stars.” Darkness was now imprisoned by stars and tried to remove them. To try to escape, Darkness made a dark hole which sucked the stars into darkness. Furious, he went to Light’s side of the universe and attacked her. Light was not prepared for this attack, so she was engulfed in Darkness.

For a while Darkness ruled the universe and Light was nowhere to be seen. Finally when she had enough strength, she made a light in the center of the universe to see the planet she had created and found that, because Darkness had ruled the universe for so long, all of the beings that once lived there had been overthrown and killed by the dark forces that had lived there with them. When Light saw this destruction, she was very angry, but she remembered a deal she had made with Darkness about the beautiful planet. He had said to her that he would give up half of the universe for half of the beautiful planet. So Light approached Darkness and said,“ You have defeated me in battle, but not in promise. I still get half of your universe because we share the beautiful planet.” Darkness knew a way out of this said, “I have defeated you in battle, so you can have a part of my universe but not all of it. She was furious that her brother had said this to her. “Darkness!” she yelled, “ You ruined my planet! I should get all of your universe!” In her anger, she threw stars at Darkness to keep him imprisoned, and once again Light took over her part of the universe. When she went back to the beautiful planet, she removed almost all of Darkness’s dark creatures, though she could not destroy all of them. She placed the dark creatures in the very center of the planet and created new beings out of her old creations. The beings that loved Light and did things in her way were rewarded with good fortune and a long life, but those that loved Darkness she put in the center of the planet with the other dark creatures. She called the beautiful planet Earth and has been watching over it ever since.
NAME: Kennedy
TITLE: The Blue Jay

MYTH: T he creatures of the world wondered and galloped amongst the earth, each unique and special. Coming with spots, stripes, and talents of their own, the animals were roses among weeds. Among these creatures lived The Jay, the symbol of absence. The Jay was white and without color, plain and without talents. He had wings, but was without the gift of flight. He couldn’t run as fast as the wind, couldn’t fly, didn’t have spots or stripes, The Jay was blank.

Yet he was not an ordinary species; he knew his creator and worshipped him and asked for guidance. When The Jay became tired of this absence of talent and speciality, he cried and prayed and prayed to the Lord that he could be distinctive as the others, special and notable. The Lord answered and said, “Upon the fourth day of the next month before the rooster crows, you will discover your own singularity and will wear it well.”

The Jay rejoiced, but couldn’t discover what it meant. What did the Lord mean by wear it well? Nevertheless, it didn’t really matter. The Jay couldn’t wait. Pretty soon weeks flew by and the day was nearing for him to discover himself. Around The Jay the other creatures frolicked and soared, ran and trumpeted, but The Jay took no notice, for the thrill of thinking what his speciality might be occupied all his thoughts. Yet one thought did slip through: the thought of doubt occurred to him. He worried: “Perhaps his gift wouldn’t just come to him. What if he had to earn it? What if he needed to prove his worthiness?”

The Jay walked back and forth thinking of ways to prove himself, when he discovered, KINDNESS! That’s how I’ll prove myself worthy, kindness. He began to walk up to all the animals, giving gifts, showing happiness, and handing out compliments. “How the sun sparkles off the raindrops in your mane. It really makes you look mighty and worthy of your throne,” he said to the lion. “And how lovely the stars make your eyes twinkle in the moonlight,” he said to the puma. He continued to each animal complimenting on anything and everything that would make him seem kindhearted. But the Lord could see through this ruse, and knew he was only doing out of the greed in his soul. The Jay knew this so he moved on. Maybe I could earn it by being helpful. He went around gathering food for all the animals.
NAME: Olivia
TITLE: The Creation of the Snake

MYTH: In the beginning, snakes were birds. They roamed the sky freely and happily for many generations, until the time of the humans. Men were a superior and powerful race, and wanted total control of planet Earth. They fought all species in order to achieve their great power. The only thing that stood in their way were the birds--”the mysterious and unknown kind.” Birds were also a powerful race, but were not superior. They were wise and knew that they weren’t capable of controlling the world, and they also realized that the world wouldn’t survive if they were to rule. During the day birds would fly through the sky, constantly on the look out for humans near their territory. They knew that mankind was a threat to their race, and that they wouldn’t survive if men found a way into the sky. The birds weren’t the only ones who were always on guard; the men were also always watching their territory. They created deadly weapons, missiles, knives, and ropes as their shields from the birds, because they knew that at any time the birds could easily fly into their territory.

For decades, humans brainstormed ways that they could rid the world of birds, until finally, they had a brilliant idea. There would be no more guarding of territory or threats of invasion, but instead full-on war. The war began soon after the plan was set. The men gathered to consult on how they would attack. They planned to lure the birds into their territory, where they would then strike. However, the birds had overheard the plan of the men and left the next morning heading south from their territory. A woman had seen this flock and reported to the men that the birds were trying to escape. The men abandoned their plan, grabbed their weapons, and began to chase the birds. When the birds came into sight, they began to attack. The men threw weapons at the birds from all directions, and the birds were unable to escape. In this process, many of the birds’ wings and beaks were chopped off. The birds fell to the ground and became slithering serpents. Some fell into rivers and oceans, while others fell into rainforests. Some even fell into the dry deserts of southern Africa. When the men saw these creatures, they became afraid. They vowed that they would let the remaining birds continue to fly freely through the sky, while the snakes began to produce more of their kind. To this day, both snakes and birds roam the world, but knowing that they were once like them, the snakes envy the birds.
NAME: Ryan
TITLE: Creation Myth

MYTH: Before the world was created, there was a bird. This bird's name was Miaka. Miaka was flying around in a dark, dark nothingness. Miaka got lonely, so she created another bird, and his name was Giennk. Giennk and Miaka soon together, got lonely. So they decided to create, a large nest. In this nest, they gave birth to 3 baby birds. One of the baby birds, Unaka, flew off, away from her parents. Unaka later realized that he could create anything he wanted to. So, he created another nest, a bit smaller than her parents’ though. Later, Unaka got scared without her family, and he couldn't see anything around him, because of the darkness. So she flew very far away from her nest, and created a large, sphere, a ball of light, naming it “Sion”. After making it, he could see many things. When this happened, he got overwhelmed with her power, flying and creating many, many more stars, naming them, as he wanted to.

After he had finished making 100’s of stars, he returned to his nest, to see that it was burning. He tried to put out the fire, but got himself burned in the process. After this happened, he got mad, and used fire to destroy things. He later learned to like it, and created a large, square with living things to play with his fire. After doing this, Miaka and Giennk saw how he was torturing these innocent living beings, and they made a final resting place for them called “Hell”, and made Unaka stay there for eternity. The other 2 birds, Beon and Jhene decided to go to Unaka’s cube, and turned it to a sphere. Then, they saw all the burning beings, and created water to put them out. They accidentally created too much water, and all this water filled the craters of Unaka’s fireballs. Then, as they traveled on their creation, many beings saw them, and worshiped them. This made Beon and Jhene very strong, and then they gave the beings materials to make nests for themselves. After doing so, Miaka and Giennk came to see their kids’ creations, and they decided to help Miaka realized that, if the beings lived forever, they would soon over-power them, so they made a lifetime limit. They made it so when the beings died, they would go to Hell. Many of the beings complained about Hell, and how it should only be for the wicked and bad, so Miaka and Giennk created a Heaven, for the good doers. Later, Beon created another being, much different from them, but made just to worship them.

Jhene decided to create many many things, and named them, as he wanted to. After they had created all the beings, they created landscapes to help them survive, most good, and some bad. Jhene later realized that the land of the world was getting full, so he moved to the water. After creating many, many beings in the water, Jhene and Beon made a palace on the ground, and they became the god of land and water. Miaka and Giennk later realized that the world was too peaceful, so they created all the bad living things, sickness and other bad things. When Jhene and Beon heard about this, they realized their creations suffering, and gave them the essential items and knowledge to survive. Later, after Hell and the Heavens were filling up, they had to reincarnate the beings in Heaven, because they all deserved to live again, but in Hell, the number of people just became bigger, and bigger. Later, Unaka took fire into Hell, and burned many things. Miaka and Giennk later went to the Heavens, and became the God and Goddess of Heaven. Then came a great war. Unaka broke out of Hell, and burned many, many things. Miaka, Giennk, Beon and Jhene, got together the things in Heaven, and went to war. Many beings were killed, and Giennk too. After the war, they realized that if they had Hell on this planet, bad beings could break out of it. So they created a place, in the middle of the sun, and they locked Hell inside, along with Unaka, and made it so it would never let anything out. After this, Miaka returned to the Heavens, and lived there for eternity. Jhene and Beon stayed on the planet, and are still making changes today.
NAME: Tom Schoenauer
TITLE: Guardian of His creation

MYTH: Once there was only darkness, but there was one life form in this dark void, he called himself God. God had immense power but he had no idea what to do with all the power, so he decided to make huge circles and smaller ones. The big ones He lit on fire and the small ones circled around them. He scattered them around space making the stars. He then travailed to one of the planets and called it Earth, God decided to place a drop of water, which covered the Earth in an ocean. Then He used His power to make the wind, trees, grass, coral and flowers brining the plant to life. God then decided that none of the plants could talk so He got out some clay and started making animals for the sky, ground and water. But when God looked again he saw that the animals were not as smart as He intended, so with some more clay He decided to make people in his image and he made sure that they were smarter than all the animals so they could rule and protect the Earth.

After all was done God decided to leave Earth to make the other planets full of life. Every year God comes back to earth to check on the planet and to see how the guardians of Earth are taking care of it. And sometimes he realises a plague or a meteorite or a flood to wipe out the species.

God watched as man destroyed His Earth, He was so embarrassed of His creations that He tried to kill them off using a plague, but they adapted to this plague. He was so impressed that he decided to uplift the plague that He had bestowed on them and then He left thinking that it had changed them. But when he returned he found man had become greedier. This enraged Him, He thought they had truly changed but they hadn’t. He considered the future and the consequences for the planet that he loving created and handed over into the care of man. He decided that He had no other choice but to discipline man so they would respect the planet and repent from their greed. As man destroyed Earth more and more God made the punishments more severe, however man adapted to the disasters, man learnt and become wiser. They survived the disasters, there were truly good men among the greedy, evil and destructive ones. All of mankind was not corrupted.

Their knowledge increased and then one day God saw man reach the moon. God felt scared and happy at the same time. They had achieved the near impossible in a great act of unity and creativity. He foresaw the destruction of other planets but he thought that man would learn from his mistakes and the goodness amongst men would grow with their knowledge. And one day they would truly become more than just the guardians of the Earth; they would become the guardians of space and protect all his other creations.
NAME: Dane Begovich
YEAR:
Year 9
SCHOOL: GGS
TITLE:
Creation Myth

MYTH: Five billion years ago, in the darkest corner of space, where there was no life, no nature, nor any people, just darkness. But within that darkness, was a passion, a passion to create, a passion to make something unique, something that will be bright and lively. Something that would bring joy, to not only the darkness itself, but all the habitants. The darkness brought, the ignition of fire. This fire, that the darkness brought unto us, was not just the typical fire we know of today, but, it was indeed the creation of our solar system, our universe. Within this fire, full to the tip of the flames, was the passion imbedded by the darkness.

This passion that the darkness sought to create with, was more powerful, and more majestic then he could have ever imagine. The fire grew out of control, and the passion, began to build and build, until it could not hold anymore. Without hesitation, the darkness released the fire and the darkness braced himself for the upcoming outbreak of the fire. Within an instant, the fire detonated, sending out sound at incredible speeds, shattering the nothingness and bringing voice to the darkness. He exclaimed “Passion is the key to life, bring passion to the world!”

From the sound travelling at great speeds, the groove left behind created galaxies, and within the galaxies, the darkness brought planets which all had different personalities, some that brought life, some that did not. Some that were hot, some that were cold. Every planet specialising in something with a passion which brought joy to the darkness. Each and every planet, taking refuge within their galaxy, but one galaxy in particular, made the darkness most proud. It was called the Milky Way Galaxy, in which the Earth was created. This planet not only showed it was capable of turning its passion to succeed into life, this included, nature, people, animals, oxygen to breathe, and water to drink. There was land to live on, and resources to thrive. He named the inhabiters, Humans, and gave them the right to rule the Earth, and to look after the land.

The Earth achieved more than the darkness could have ever hoped. He had created luscious hills, rocky mountains, soaring birds and exotic fish in the ocean. This planet the darkness created, had everything for a planet and its inhabitance to survive, not to mention, thrive. The darkness liked the humans he created, they reminded him of himself, they showed him, what it was like for others to have feelings, what it was like for others to have a passion. This was not an ordinary feature that just any creature would receive. The darkness saw them as achievers and decided to give them enhanced intelligence and courage. The darkness brought hundreds of millions of planets to life, and from each planet, the others looked like tiny bright lights he called stars, to remind everyone how important passion is, and, if you approach everything you do in life with passion, anything is possible. “And from within that darkness, there was a passion, and within that passion, brought life.” - Darkness
NAME: Christopher Meadows
SCHOOL: Guildford Grammar School
TITLE: The Creation of the World

MYTH: In the beginning there was nothing. No light, no water and no land. No time and no shape. It was just darkness, space and the creator Apollo. Eventually four and a half billion years ago, Apollo created a helper who he called Demeter. Apollo told Demeter that she would help create the world with him. It took Apollo and Demeter three long days to create the entire world.

On the first day Apollo and Demeter created the Sun, the stars and the nine planets called Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The Sun was the main source of light along with the stars and the planet Earth was where life would live since it was too cold or too hot on other planets. On the second day Apollo and Demeter created life. First they covered Earth with water. They then made land which they placed on top of the water and also created gases such as oxygen to help life survive on Earth. Apollo and Demeter then planted plants, flowers, bushes and trees. They also made the animals including birds and fish which spread all over the land and water. On the third day of creation the creator Apollo and his helper Demeter created humans. The humans were male and female and were all different sizes and ages. There were black people, red people, white people and yellow people and each coloured group of people spoke different languages. The people also spread out to different parts of planet Earth. Their only instructions from Apollo and Demeter on how they should live their life were to remember and respect their creators, to live in harmony and treat others with respect, and to look after the world, Earth and the animals and plants.

The humans lived for many years and multiplied across Earth. However as they kept on living the people started to fight because of their differences and only a few people remembered their creators Apollo and Demeter. They also weren’t looking after and caring for the land, plants and animals. One day when the black people, the red people, the white people and the yellow people were fighting, Apollo spoke to them all from the sky and told them that she would have to destroy the world if the people did not stop fighting and disrespecting their creator and the land they live on. Apollo told the people that whoever still remembered himself and his helper Demeter and whoever has cared for the world would go to a place called Heaven when they die which is a good and safe place. However, the people that have disobeyed their creators will burn to death in a place called Hell.

In the following days there was no fighting and there was just peace. The people knew that they had to be good now but they were not sure if it was too late. As the years went on people were dying and more people were being born. People still worried about going to Heaven so there were not as many fights as before. No one knows if there are real places called Heaven and Hell and they also do not know when the world will end. To this day people still worry about not going to a safe place when they die and instead going to a horrible place where they will be burnt to death. This is why people should always treat others how they would like to be treated and to respect their creators and where they live along with the water, land, plants and animals that surround them knowing that if they do they will go to a safe and happy place for the rest of their life when they die.
NAME: Jordan SYME

MYTH: Once, there was a land named Aöjren, in which the gods, creatures and others resided. Aöjren was not a wealthy land, nor was it a deprived land, in which the inhabitants felt neither glee, nor sadness. It was a land of pure neutrality. Many thousands of years ago, as he was sitting at his throne, the god of life, Fown, decided that there should be a place in which beings can experience the emotion of happiness, and began to build a place for these new creatures to live, and named it Earth. The god of destruction, Asige, could not destroy this land, for Fown was protecting it, so he decided to curse the land with the feelings of hatred, fear, sadness, and sorrow. Whilst Fown was creating this new land, and sending the creatures to this land, he realised that they could not experience these feelings, and that a new species had to be created. Fown took the feet from an ascor, the hind limbs from a leeber, the body, and abdomen from a roylar beast, the upper limbs from a jenser, and the head from a kinslon, and called this new race human.

These divine creatures could now live on this new world, called earth, and multiplied, and lived together, experiencing this emotion of joy. Asige was soon to realise that he, too, needed to create a race that could inflict his negative emotions on to the new humans. He decided to not make this new race identical to Fown’s race, but to make them tiny organisms, called vibes, also known as bad vibes. When a human was to come in contact with some bad vibes, they would become angry, sad, and other negative feelings would overcome them, unless they had the power to fight back, and withstand displaying these emotions. Fown decided, that, those who ignored these bad vibes, and helped rid others of their bad vibes, would be rewarded, in the way of receiving good luck. This world, however, was not yet complete, and required much more for the human race to last many more years, so he created the sun, trees, plants, food, other creatures, and more, so that the human race could survive. He created a source of these good feelings, and started to spread them out throughout the world. Asige also created a source of the bad vibes, making them look human, and also called them human, as to make them blend in with the other humans.

As an ultimate reward, Fown decided that those who ignored bad vibes, and lived positively, would get to live in a land with no bad vibes, and everything they could imagine, and he called this place “Dolatoge” meaning ‘ultimate happiness’, in the ancient language of the gods. He also, created a second world, for those who spread bad vibes, and called this world “Melotoge”, meaning ‘ultimate sadness’. Those who neither spread bad vibes, nor ignored them, came back, to live in Aöjren, with the other creatures, in a land of neutral feelings.
NAME: Thomas Stanicich
TITLE: Creation Myth - The Overflow

MYTH: A long time ago, before the dawn of our universe, there was an alien population known as the Adowak aliens, who lived many, many light years away. This alien population was so advanced that at the time they had the technology to create whole universes and galaxies. The Adowak aliens were also a very fast growing alien race, and would soon need somewhere else for their people to live. So their ruler, Lord Fowak, decided that they shall use their technology to create many universes and the galaxies inside of them, until they found an optimum planet similar to their own. They created 15 universes, with at least 5000 galaxies in each. They sent scouts in their light-rockets to scout every galaxy to search for a planet which would suit their needs. After over 200 years of searching (not that 200 years was very long for an Adowak, as the average lifespan was 1000 years), the Adowak aliens finally found a perfect planet which they had created, and named it Earth, meaning new-found homeland. This new planet, Earth, was to be where the Adowak’s would send half of their population.

When the Adowak’s arrived on Earth, it was almost perfect. They created animals and plants which would help preserve the land as well as provide food and they made rivers and lakes to provide fresh water for them to drink. Everything on Earth was better than on their old planet, Sovike, and the Adowak’s on Earth let their old friends know about it. This caused an outrage on Sovike as all of the Adowak’s wanted to go to Earth, but they weren’t allowed to. A huge war broke out and almost all except seven of the Adowak’s on Sovike died. The news of this civil war spread quickly to Earth, where the other Adowak aliens decided that they needed to return home. But before doing so, they knew that they would need someone or something to look after the Earth while they were gone.

After much planning and thought, the Adowak’s decided that they would create two genetic clones of themselves, one of the male type, and one of the female type. However they also decided that they would need to reduce their lifespan as they didn’t want them to become as advanced and wise with time because the Adowak’s couldn’t risk their secret being discovered. They also decided to genetically engineer the clones to have a quicker reproduction rate so that they could increase in numbers quicker and therefore have the Earth covered in these clones in no-time. Finally they decided on the name of the clones, humans, meaning caretakers of the Earth.

The Adowak’s destroyed every bit of evidence showing they were there, before letting the humans loose to look after the planet and then flying off in their space-craft. They arrived back on their home planet, Sovike, to see the complete devastation of the civil wars which had taken place. They knew that they would now have to regrow the planet bit by bit, being careful to regrow the population enough to stabilise the planet, but not too much that they would have to leave again. However, the Adowak’s made sure that the humans survive to this day and forevermore, so that Earth can survive and be there when one day the Adowak’s may have to return.

NAME: Lola Kearney Lane 
AGE: Age 8 3/4

MYTH: Firstly  there was nothing just a rock and heaven.  Meanwhile up in heaven there was a duck girl named Sandra.  She had six babies they were named after the elements, Water, Ice, Fire, and Rock and the others were called Shelter and Weather.  Unfortunately one of her babies fell out of her nest.  So she spread out her golden wings and flew down to earth but the clouds did not open.  So she sang a lullaby and the clouds opened.  She flew down and grabbed her child, the sun started to shine and her golden feathers shone as she called down her other children to the rock.

However it was still just a plain rock.

Then she had a idea her children could be the elements but it was not complete they had to have humans so they made a potion and poured it on the tree.  Then seven days went past and the first boy and girl sprouted out.  The girl had luscious long hair and golden lips that sparked in the sun light and the boy had curly hair like a clown.

Suddenly they heard crying, it was coming from the girls hair.  So Sandra opened her hair and there was thousands of babies unfortunately they needed clothes so Sandra span around 10 times and thousands of clothes fell out.  And that is how the world began.

NAME: Christian Pitcher
SCHOOOL:
Lyndhurst Primary School, London
AGE:
Year 4

MYTH:
Once a sausage dog was walking on a very stony path.  The sausage dog was as brown as a hazelnut.  When the sausage dog came to the end of the very stony path he saw different types of trees.  The trees had lots of fruits on them.  A small droplet fell from the sky and hit a very large, shiny apple.  A magical event took place and the apple was changed into human like features and started growing taller and taller and started growing arms and legs and had a face with eyes and a mouth and started communicating to the sausage dog and took him back home.

Many years ago there was another sausage dog.  He was walking on the stony path.  He was as brown as a branch on a tree.  Soon he got to the end of the stony path and he saw lots of trees with lots of juicy fruits on them.  Just then a small rain drop fell from the sky onto a shiny, tasty and large apple.

A magical event took place and the apple turned into a human being.  His arms, legs, face and the rest of his body shook out and grew taller and taller and he started communicating to the sausage dog and took the sausage dog back home.  

NAME: Aiden Zeka
TITLE:
Animal Earth by

INTRO: At first there was nothing but clouds with shelters on them, and clever animals that can make farms for food and can survive just like humans in 2014. But it is the year 0000 there because time didn’t exist yet. You’d might think they didn’t have electricity, but you’re wrong because on every cloud there was a: never-ending-power-battery.

MYTH: The leader of the animals is a robin named Rio. You can tell he is the leader because he has a gold crown on his head and is holding a staff made of diamond. Rio started to get bored of the emptiness and decided to make a planet called: Earth. So he made an announcement, he said that he will need lots of help.

They started by carving a sphere about half the size of Earth today, then doubled it. Soon they created the ground made of soil. In Rio’s mind he said: I hope it will turn out perfect. So here was the plan: The dogs will make the air and the trees. The cats will make the grass, paths and make stuff grow. And the rest will make humans but Rio will make the sun and the moon.

The next day they made the humans and the first one was made by a cow and was called Gunnigap. Rio also made food and shelters for villages.

CONCLUSION: So in the end they all created sunrise and sunset. Later they dazed upon the world they created.

NAME: Kymani Skyers 
AGE:
SCHOOL: Lyndhurst primary school

MYTH: Before time began there was just heaven on heaven there was a flower this flower was a normal flower that you would see today. Then one day this flower grew to a human this human was mixed race and had a tiny, yellow cloak and green trousers. The green trousers were so green it was like he was wearing grass he had a small cap perched on his head all of his clothes had a weird patterns on his name was Kuturaman He decided to create humans these humans and him made the earth they worked for 10 days to create the earth and there was a big female Jaguar her name was balangi she had a yellow background and small tiny black spots and red eyes also balangi had children she wanted to take over the world but they drowned. After they drowned balangi became the sun and her children became the moon. Soon after Kuturaman made it rain on earth this rain would create animals and humans. In the rain there was DNA of animals and humans.
NAME: Maya Deckker
TITLE: The Axe Of Life

MYTH: At first there was almost nothingness. Floating throughout ebony coloured, cloudy lumps, was just a tree. This tree was unknown, for all it had was prickley leaves and wonky branches. Strangely, inside the tree was a very peculiar bird named Looka-Nooka. He had slept all his life in the tree but now that was going to change! Terrified and confused, Looka-Nooka sat up curiously wondering where he was, as he had never in his life been awake before.

He fought dangerously to get out of the tree, because he thought the atmosphere was tight and he felt like a huge tiger locked in a tiny cage. Eagerly, he swiped the trunk of the tree with all his might, using a golden axe. The fighting was no use! The tree was as strong as a brick wall! Looka-Nooka was extremely furious and annoyed, so he angrily threw his axe away from himself and it landed right in the middle of the tree with a big THUMP! It took a while for Looka-Nooka to realise that the axe had actually made a hole in the tree, when he did realise, he cautiously flew out.

Surprised and amased, Looka-Nooka sat outside and waited for something amazing to happen. He waited and waited but nothing happened, so he just sat and stared at the tree He could not believe what the tree looked like from the outside. Well, from Looka-Nooka’s point of view it was amazing.

The tree had curly winding branches and prickly green leaves gently swaying in the wind.  The trunk was rough like a crocodile’s skin and so tall that Looka-Nooka couldn’t even see the top.  After weeks and weeks, Looka -Nooka noticed that the tree was unhappy! It was dreadfully wilting!  Looka-Nooka realised that the tree had died.  Gracefully, he flew up to the top of the tree and collected four leaves to make fire, water, ice and mountains.  Carefully he collected the three winding branches and made people grow out of them.  The first two people that came out were called Has-Nook and Pes-Nook (a man and a woman).  Finally, the last of the three people was born, a girl called Shesa. When she died, her tears became all the other people of the world.  Looka-Nooka collected the left over leaves from the tree and created the heavens.   With his axe, he cut off the trunk of the tree and dropped it down to make earth.

Whilst Looka-Nooka was flying down to the new earth he created, he dropped his axe and tumbled down after it.  He landed head first onto the axe, which surprisingly did not kill him, but became his golden crown.  This crown marked the beginning of the world.

 
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