|NAME: Grace C.
SCHOOL: Glen Urquhart School
in Beverly, MA.
TITLE: The Village of Thorton
MYTH: In the beginning, there existed a small village in the 18th century in England. There lived a small family that consisted of a caring mother; Cassie, who had long brown hair and blue eyes, her role in the family was to teach her daughters: Fiona and Daisy how to cook, bake, sew, read and write, and fulfill other work around the house. This family also included a brave father; John, who had blond hair and blue eyes; his job was to teach his son; Thomas how to hunt, fish, build fires, and tend to the animals on the farm. Generations and generations of humans developed from the village of Thorton, and every one of them was taught these same methods and skills of living. One day, when the women of the house were completing their daily tasks, they noticed that the men were missing. After looking everywhere and questioning all the villagers to find out if they had seem them, they still couldn’t find them and were worried sick. They solved this conflict by noticing the trail of mud that little Thomas had left when they had gone out hunting, the two daughter and the mother followed the trail and soon they reached the end of the trail, and sure enough, there were father John and his son Thomas, standing at that end of the trail. They then decided to come back home and stay in for the night, for they were worried-sick when they couldn’t find them. They had a lavish feast and then a night full of storytelling and sewing.
NAME: Charlie P.
TITLE: The Wallathian / Woseptinian Creation Myth
MYTH: Long ago, before the winds and the waters and the land existed, there was the void. But in this void were the Great Northern Lights, which created the brothers Alani and Gorju in their Chaos. For an eternity, the brothers quarrelled and fought. So the two created the first concepts to distract themselves. First, they created Iu, in the Wallathian tongue, or Air in ours. Then came Wodan, the Waters which lay vast in our world. Finally, they wrought Landue into the world, the Land on which everything stands. And they were content, and made the mountains, valleys, rivers, and lakes.
One day, Alani decided to make another concept: Lifa, the Life of all creation, green in nature, and with it all the plants and trees. Gorju discovered this and became envious, and created the fifth concept, Foru, Flame, and used it to destroy Alani’s creation. Alani became so furious with his brother that he called upon the Great Northern Lights to cast his brother into the void. Instead, out of the burning Fire and breathing Life, the humans were created, the Sixth concept. Thus, both burn and breath come from the same Wallathian word, Baurnthe, and us humans burn in our creativity, and breath in our calmness. Then, from the chaos created, more concepts came into being: From the air and fire came the suns in the sky, from the water and fire came steam to show our extinguishment in our last breaths, and from fire and land came ash, a sacred dust that we use in our religious ceremonies, and a symbol of death. Also wrought from the tool of Life is breeze, created with air and it is the serenity of the earth, and fish, made with water, that are the creatures of the water, and finally with land the creatures on land were created and most of the world was put into place. But forever humans shall be judged by what they see, for the color of Alani’s eyes became red with fury, seeing the fire burn his creation, and the color of Gorju’s eyes became green with envy at what his brother had done. And thus was the world in the beginning.
TITLE: The Ultimate Guide to Terratic Mythology
Myths and Stories created and written by David Gardner
Creation of the World
In the very beginning of all things there was first Darkness, a swirling mass filling the cosmos that spread out amongst all empty space. In the very center of the darkness was a massive ball of anything called Eram. Eram was solid, liquid, and gaseous all at once. It was both hot and cold. And it could be formed into anything. Millions of eons ago, a small piece of Eram broke off and swirled around in Darkness. Over time, Darkness’ waves had pushed against the floating chunk of Eram, shaping it into the body of the first god, Aeranos. However, Aeranos was unconscious. He was not yet alive, and so for years his bleak body hovered around in the cosmos. Eventually, Aeranos’ body floated into the center of Eram through the gap he had created long ago. The middle of Eram was an immense cavern filled with a cloudy mist that filled every corner of the cave called Light. As Light flooded into Aeranos’ lungs and heart, his eyes opened, and he let out the first breath. He moved his hands, and stood on the cavern floor. After Aeranos processed the cosmos around him, he began to think. The first word Aeranos thought of was Sky. He liked the word, so he decided to be the god of the Sky.
At first, Aeranos was satisfied with himself, but soon he grew lonely. Aeranos thought how chunks of Eram broke off time to time, so he waited for a little while. Soon, a piece broke off, and Aeranos grabbed it just in time to keep it from floating into the Darkness. He brought it to Light, and molded it with his hands to create the first goddess. She was very beautiful, and over some more time Aeranos named her the goddess of Earth, his second word. Her name was Terragress. For many years, in the colorless, bright center of Eram, the two deities started to care for each other. Neither of them knew what this was, but on the twenty-fourth day of the twenty-fourth year, after many words had been created, Aeranos and Terragress got married. Their ceremony was as extravagant as it could have been in a colorless world where Darkness mixed with Light. Terragress and Aeranos molded arches and pathways out of the floor of Eram. Soon, as Aeranos and Terragress kissed, two new things were formed in the Darkness around Eram’s center. Earth, a dark floating ball of soil, mud, and dirt, and the Sky, a dome around the Earth that kept all but Darkness and deities out. Aeranos looked at Terragress and thought about their bond together. It was his third word, Love. And he knew he would be happy anywhere as long as he was with Terragress, and had her love. The couple soon decided to live on the Earth, and so they both dove into the Darkness and fell down to the Earth. And they lived there happily together for many years to come. To this day, pieces of Eram break off and become comets and meteors.
The Next Generation of Gods
After many years of being alone together, Aeranos and Terragress decided to have children. Their first child out of five was Hepthu, the god of mountains. Hepthu took mounds of earth and built them up into the sky to become hills and mountains. The second child was Lilethune, goddess of nature and animals. She scattered many types of plants, nature and foliage across the landscape and terrain. She commanded beautiful trees to rise up from the earth. She then gave the trees different kinds of leaves, which were soon dotted with flowers. Lilethune also imagined other life, the animals. She created pandas, deer, birds, but her favorite was the monkey. The first monkey that Lilethune made immediately climbed into the treetops. Days later, the tree was the size of a tower, and completely colonized with monkeys, who worked to make the tree bigger. Lilethune called the tree ‘Baobab’. In gratitude of the first monkey’s work, she named him Simian. Lilethune made monkeys her patron animals. Lilethune loved having patrons. She chose two plants to be her patrons, a soft, beautiful flower, and a rough pointy plant. She named the first plant ‘Lily’ from the first part of her name, and the other ‘Thorn’ from the second part. Hepthu and Lilethune soon fell in love and were married, and along with the help of Simian and his monkeys, they built a huge mountain under the first baobab and a treehouse in the canopy of the tree.
TITLE: The Guild Called Fairy Tail
MYTH: There was once a guild called Fairy Tail they were the most power wizards in the land. Their names where: Natsu, Erza, Lucy, Wendy, Grey, Juvia and they’re legendary wizard Guild Arts.
They all had different powers Natsu and wendy where dragon slayers Erza could reequip her armour the fastest in the world Lucy was a celestial wizard witch meant she could summon spirits with her keys. Grey could use ice magic and Juvia could use water magic.
One day they were on their sacred land Tenrou Island, but what they didn’t know is that a dragon called Zeref he was the dragon of evil and destruction. But Natzu and Wendy where dragon slayers they were raised buy dragons so they stood more of a chance.
So this massive fight began between Fairy Tail and this evil dragon Zeref. The dragon roared and it destroyed half of the island this is when Fairy Tail knew they stood no chance they attacked it with all they had but it didn’t even scratch it. Then there legendary wizard Guild Arts came in he was the most powerful on them all he used his most powerful magic and knocked it flying but he knew that wouldn’t be enough the dragon got back up and roared again and submerged the island. The dragon then flew away and knew his job was done.
Seven long years went by and the rest of the guild were worried they went searching for them when they got to where the island should be they could see it but then it popped out from the water and then searched it they luckily found all of then not seriously injured. They all went back to the guild hall and recovered they waited for the dragon to return but it never did…
NAME: Ashwyn Groepies
TITLE: Part II
MYTH: Zeus ”greetings Kanos”
Kanos “greetings the mighty and honourable Lord Zeus”
Zeus “my son I have come to deliver a message to you”
Kanos “and what is this message you speak of my lord”
Kanos “if it’s very important then I have to know”
Zeus “the blade of Olympus is gone”
“what” yelled Kanos
Zeus “yes my son im afraid it’s true and worse I had a premonition that involves your city”
“my beloved Sparta” Kanos whispered, concerned for his peoples fate
Zeus “I fear that Sparta might be in great danger”
Kanos “what are you saying my lord, that my city could be on the verge of destruction anytime soon”
Zeus “yes I’m afraid so
Poseidon ”Kanos a war that has no meaning awaits you”
Athena “be warned king of Sparta for darkness is upon you, death is coming for you and you’re people”
Zeus “trust and believe in the gods Kanos for we will guide you, until we meet again my son”
Kanos “farewell gods of Olympus”
The gods returned back to Olympus after delivering the message to the Spartan, Zeus made it clear to the his brothers that he will not stop until this traitor of Greece is found and judged for the sins he committed against the gods.
After receiving the message from the god king Zeus, the only concern he had was for his people and his city, the verge of destruction is upon Sparta and no one knows where darkness will strike first so the king and his Spartan army prepared themselves for what lies ahead and as the day of war has finally arrived, the Spartans were prepared as they started guarding their grounds ready to fight for their city and protect their loved ones from the forces of evil as the strange dark clouds surrounded the city of Sparta from above the skies.
Someone stepped through those dark clouds and paid a visit to Sparta, someone that the Spartans including Kanos would never expected to see in front of their city gates “Hades” the god of the underworld and on top of it the king of Sparta was shocked to witness the weapon that the god was carrying in his right hand “The Blade Of Olympus” and so the king finally began to see who the traitor really was all along, it was Hades the underworld god and it was right under the nose of Zeus all the time but nobody ever noticed or knewed.
Kanos was disgusted with the ways this god was behaving to betray his own fellow Olympians, a pathetic excuse for a god, someone that doesn’t deserve to be called god of the underworld.
Hades then made a proposal to the king, convincing him to kneel before his feet and worship the god of the underworld, Kanos look at it as an offer that only a mad man would refuse but turned down the offer by saying no and the word “No” wasn’t always an answer for the god “Hades” and Kanos educates Hades that in Sparta they kneel for no man and surrender to nobody, they fight with every last breath in their body’s, they fight for the glory of their beloved Sparta.
The god of the underworld could not believe that Kanos the king of Sparta denied his proposal.
Kanos ordered his troops to attack the god head on with everything they’ve got but the underworld god made sure the Spartans experienced the wrath of the blade when they refuse to bow down and worship the god of the underworld, the king of Sparta had to witness the destruction caused by “Hades” himself as Kanos watched his men fall one by one.
As Kanos intended to call upon the gods, “Hades” from out of nowhere used the blade of Olympus and drove it straight into the heart of the king, murdering him and leaving the throne and people of Sparta without a king.
The age of Kanos came to an end at the hands of Hades and the other gods could not believe their eyes while watching from Mount Olympus, how one of their own had conspired against them.
Poseidon considered Hades no longer his brother but a deceiver and traitor in the land of Greece, he couldn’t believe that it was his own flesh and blood the whole time, the god of the sea began to realise that he was right where he believed he was wrong, Athena felted nothing but only disappointment inside her heart.
Darkness descended upon the people as “Hades” took the throne of the former Spartan king “Kanos” and named himself the new king of Sparta.
The city fell under his ruling, the woman and children were slaves and the remaining Spartans had no choice but to obey the god of the underworld as their new king, the gods of Olympus could do nothing but standby and watch how Sparta fall to it’s knees at the hands of the devil Hades himself.
Meanwhile, somewhere in the Aegean Sea, the body of the former Spartan king Kanos was thrown deep into the seas of Lord Poseidon rules.
Poseidon “Zeus my brother we must do something.
Zeus “yes I know, Hades must be stopped but we will not be the ones to stop him.
Poseidon “if we will not be the ones to stop him, then who do you have in mind my brother”
The king of the gods felted the presence of Kanos, that he was still alive, then the mighty Zeus enlightens Poseidon that the answer to his question on who will destroy Hades and end his reign as king of Sparta lies within the Aegean Sea that he rules as a god.
Poseidon “brother that’s impossible”
Zeus “no Poseidon the end is far from near for Kanos and the throne belongs to him, not Hades, I want you to head down there and seek him out cause he’s our only hope, he will be the hero of Greece, he will save his city from destruction of the underworld.
Poseidon “as you wish Zeus”
The god of the sea then went down to investigate and it just so happens that the answer to his question was actually true after all, although he disbelieved in what Zeus was talking about, Poseidon managed to pull Kanos out and delivered him to the king of the gods, Zeus knewed that the dead would have claim him soul if he hadn’t act immediately, the goddess revived the Spartan, Kanos then woke up on Mount Olympus with the gods standing over him, he wondered if it was all just a dream and Poseidon told him that it wasn’t a dream, everything was real that he’s seeing with his eyes, after waking up from the sleep of the dead, he started to remember what really happened to him, Hades was the first image that appeared in his thoughts, he began to remember that the blade of Olympus was used to end his life almost but thanks to Zeus, the gods gave him a second chance but he was no longer king of Sparta, Kanos watched from Mount Olympus how all his people and soldiers were treated, they were nothing more than just dogs and slaves under the ruling of Hades and his cruelty, Kanos couldn’t standby and watch Sparta fall at the hands of the underworld god, so he wanted to challenge Hades but than Hades Lord Poseidon stopped him and he wondered why the god of all seas would dare to do so, Poseidon warned the Spartan that if he goes through with it, only death awaits him on the other side and not victory and that he’s not strong enough yet to face the god of the underworld.
Meanwhile in Sparta, king Hades gathered around all the slaves for a meeting, he had a surprise for them all, he enlightened them that he was not the only one that started all this chaos, he had an accomplice with him and that accomplice was revealed in front of all the people of Sparta, the people were shocked and could not believe to see that one of their own fellow Spartans had betrayed them deliberately, the accomplice was known as “Nelios”, one of the Spartan troops, the other soldiers could not believe their eyes that “Nelios” of all people conspired against them to join forces with Hades, his heart filled with hate and pure evil.
Nelios “you look shocked”
Troops “how could you do this to us, we were your brothers”
Nelios “brothers, well I never really considered you my brothers at all”
Troops “why are you doing this”
Nelios “I really don’t have to explain myself to you at all”
Troops “why did you allow the god of the underworld to fill your heart with so much hate”
Nelios “not why, it’s because I felt like it”
Troops “how can you say such things”
Nelios “you know what Spartans give it a rest and get it through your heads, I betrayed you and that’s that”
Troops “for what reason”
Nelios “fool what part of “stop asking so many questions” don’t you really get”
Nelios looked at his used to be brothers of Sparta and he was like “why would you dare to ask me for what reason I turned my back on you” he was speechless after those words by his fellow Spartans and tried to change the subject, the rest of the people, they were heartbroken and disappointed for how things had turned out in their city, one of their own selling his soul to the devil Hades himself and for what but so they began to see that he really means everything and they looked at him as the servant of Hades because he is and as he wanted to spill more words upon his used to be family, he was silenced by them.
Troops “traitor don’t you dare say another word”
Nelios “me a traitor”
Troops “yes you are a traitor, you don’t deserve to live, it’s because of you our king is dead”
Nelios just laughed at them like he didn’t care at all and then he walked away, he was the one who disgraced the name of Sparta, he was ordered by Hades to go and steal the blade of Olympus.
Kanos could not believe what he saw, one of his own men betraying him, betraying his own brothers who kept him safe from danger, betraying his own family and his people who showed their love and cared for him as he decided to disappoint them all for nothing more then to side with the heart of darkness, nothing but pure evil descended upon his mind as he made the decision of worshipping and selling his soul to the devil Hades himself and giving up everything he stood for in the land of Greece,Nelios was nothing more then a disgrace to Sparta, the council members couldn’t say or do anything but just witness how the god of the underworld tears the Spartan empire down as they had to follow every order given by Hades, those who refused to obey him were killed, others were punished brutally with whips by the hands of Hades and Nelios the worshipper of Hades just stared on at his used to be brothers and sisters of Sparta, how they were treated as they didn’t even want to look at him for the sin he committed against them and their former Spartan king Kanos but that didn’t bother the traitor at all as he showed no more love towards them by taking the life of an innocent, the life of his own fellow Spartans, those who cared for him could not even believe that he would go that far to kill his own kind as Kanos had to watch from Mount Olympus how his empire crumbles at the hands of the god who almost murdered him, he wasn’t strong enough yet to go head to head with Hades as Poseidon already warned him that if he goes now, he will be killed so he had no choice but to fall back until he’s prepared to fight with the devil Hades, Zeus gave him two options where he could only choose one path, he can sit back and watch how his city falls or he could do the impossible and that is to be the one who will end the reign of Hades once and for all and take back his throne as king, the choices were in his hands so he needed some time to think of what he will decide concerning his beloved Sparta and so he decided that he wants his throne back as king of Sparta and restore the order that was once present to his people, that he will accomplish anything to take it from the likes of Hades, the terrible deed of Nelios and Hades was visible to all in the land of Greece as Athena the goddess of wisdom and warfare warned every fellow greek around the entire land of the traitor’s existence and the treatury of an Olympian god, every fellow greek of the other cities prayed to the gods every day, every night, every hour, every minute, every second, every moment that darkness does not descend upon them and their loved ones as it’s already descending upon the Spartans, Hades treatury to Olympus knows no bounds as he sinned against them.
Kanos “lord Zeus my life is yours as of now and from this day I shall take and carry forth the will of Olympus”
Zeus didn’t have any words to say after the young Spartan offered his life to the gods, he just looks at Poseidon and shakes his head in a way of agreeing and so the god of the sea handed over to the Spartan the weapon forged from the underworld, unleashed from the darkest pits of Hades itself, the weapon that is known as the claws of Hades.
Kanos “my lord what is this”
Zeus “that my son is the weapon of darkness created by Hades”
Kanos “the weapon of the ruthless god that almost ended my life”
Zeus “yes my son that is correct”
Poseidon “well Kanos I forgot to mention when I found you in my seas I found this weapon lost in the ocean as well and since it has no one to wield it, me and Zeus came up with the idea of making you the wielder of those claws since you already know and have learned the art of battle as a Spartan king of your city”
Kanos “Hades is nothing without his claws now that I am the wielder of it”
Poseidon “Kanos do not underestimate Hades although you control his claws now and remember that he wields the blade of Olympus in case you have forgotten Spartan”
Kanos “no I haven’t forgotten my lord”
Poseidon “then I suggest that you be careful for those words you speak”
Poseidon corrects Kanoson how things will play out for him in the end if he doesn’t think before he speakscause the god of the underworld wields the weapon that almost took his life, the dead almost consumed his soul as the gods aided him from almost dying by shining their lights upon him.
Meanwhile, Hades, still rules the kingdom of Sparta as he already turned it into a city-state of no happy endings for any Spartan in it as the people were still nothing more then slaves and dogs, Nelios still the ruthless behaviour inside of him, the Spartan army still disgusted with his vicious act of betrayal upon his people, ever since siding with the god of the underworld, the words honour and glory meant nothing to him anymore, although Hades conspired against his brothers, he was still a god, he believe that he’s beyond the powers of a god, he refers to himself as a goddess now that he wields the blade of Olympus, the god of the underworld felted like nobody could touch him and believes he’s invincible and as for the other gods, their feelings towards his treatury didn’t really concern him one bit, the wrath of Greece grows as Hades remained on the throne.
The evil clouds of darkness did not only reign over Sparta but over the entire land of Greece as Zeus witnessed from Mount Olympus so he warns Kanos on what lies ahead of him but the Spartan could not really make out what the goddess tried to tell him so the king of the gods makes it clear to him on what he actually meant
Zeus “my son I’m going to send you on a quest to retrieve the blade of Olympus”
Kanos “a quest to retrieve your blade”
Zeus “yes my son”
Kanos “what will I become”
Zeus “the wielder of great power”
A quest in where he must save the land of Greece that includes his beloved Sparta as well.
He has to kill every living thing that has been summoned by Hades around the entire land before he can get to the god of the underworld but he wasn’t alone as an accomplice that came from out of nowhere and decided to help the Spartan on his quest for vengeance by going along with him, the legendary Herakles, also known to all by his Latin name “Hercules” and Zeus never expected that one of his own sons, Hercules of all people would be interested in aiding him, the mortal politely told his father
Hercules “father Greece is the land that I was born in, I will die for her but I will not be a puppet to my uncle Hades for that matter, he has no shame for what he did”
Zeus “my son you’re right, Hades has no shame and he has proven that due to his cruelty as well”
Hercules “that’s why I decided to join the Spartan in his quest cause I already know that he will not succeed against those things out there alone father”
Zeus “if that’s what you wish Hercules”
Hercules “it is”
So there it was, Kanos and Hercules on the hunt for the blood of Hades with the vision to save Sparta from the heart of darkness and Greece from a terrible nightmare of the underworld as the passage to the Spartan’s destiny has been opened and all he had to do was to be strong enough to overcome the creatures summoned from the dead by his sworn enemy Hades, that is the only way to free the souls of his men and his people, the word “vengeance” was nothing compared to the words “honour and glory” in the eyes of Kanos because a Spartan never dies or fights with regrets in his heart, he fights for the land that he loves with all heart, he dies with honour and prepares for glory without the slightest thoughts of any regrets, Kanos must prevent his empire from falling any further then it already has and bring peace, law and order to the land of Greece the way as it was before.
|NAME: Ruby Buckell
TITLE: How humans and earth were created
MYTH: Before the beginning of time, there was just eternal darkness and a great, giant colossal tree. The tree stood proud. Years past and the tree grew and grew, then something strange happened a man was formed by a tree branch. There were loads more branches so that meant lots more humans.
There was no water or food so that meant he would die really quickly. But when he died he left a message on the tree it said ‘I was the first person to live so the next person after me will become the god called Tagaski.’ Eventually Tagatski, who had really long hair, read the letter.
A while after, the first man’s body started to fall apart his eyes became the sun and moon , his flesh became food , blood became sea, shoulders became mountains, hair became grass, bones became land, and toes became things to build with. Tagaski had great powers lava could come out of his hands. He could freeze people out of his eyes. All the other humans came and made houses also they greeted him. That’s how humans and earth where created.
|NAME: Amy Holtby
TITLE: How the world was created
MYTH: At the beginning of time, there was dawn, darkness and Utters. He was lonely. The darkness didn’t like him so it hid behind him, scared. Utters decided to make another god out of a piece of corn he found near bye. Utters named her Styr. He wanted her to help him make mountains, rivers, lakes and hills. Utters wanted to make other humans as well.
Suddenly, a whole land of a corn crop grew out of nowhere and a ginormous tree grew. A few days later, at dawn the tree faded away and floated off. Utters and Styr both woke up to bright sunshine. The tree must have created the sun and the moon said Styr. Later on that day, little humans started popping out of the pieces of corn on the crop that had grown out of nowhere. Utters and Styr very happy they had other humans with them.
Other humans kept coming after the other humans came. Utters and Styr and the other humans found some seeds and planted them and food came for them forever on humans kept coming.
|NAME: Kieran Hogger
TITLE: The star master
MYTH: Before the dawn of existence, there was nothing but darkness and stars but then BOOM a star blew up and it created a god.
Then a man rose and his name was Tetoria the god of all good creations but he felt lonely so he carved a star into a man.
Once he finished he used his magic but he didn’t know if he should because this is only his 4th time but he didn’t hesitate so ZAP he created a brother and his name was Ustara the god of all creations evil.
One millennium later, Ustara saw Tetoria singing riddles but out of those riddles came humans but most humans kept on dying.
So the two brothers cut themselves and the drops of blood became all of the planets but he liked on in particular so he flew there and carried on making humans.
But Ustara said, “Why are you creating them?”
“I am creating them so they can worship us.” said Tetoria. So Ustara agreed but when the two gods blinked it created forests, jungles, rivers and a lot more but then they saw that it benefits humanity so they kept it that but only for a couple of centuries.
|NAME: Obie Stevens
TITLE: The Beginning Of Time
MYTH: Before the dawn of time, there was only one god and his name was Godasaurus, one day he got lonely so he created 4 other demi-gods A Diplodocus, Archaeopteryx, Triceratops and a Baryonix. They all created the earth by get together and curling into a ball.
One day Godasaurus was bleeding because he had chopped 4 parts of his tail off and his blood fell onto the Earth and became humans! But they were made out of wood so Godasaurus destroyed them.so this time he instead of making them by accident he tried to make some and he thought it went well but it didn’t he created some out of clay and left them for a while but after a few weeks they started to melt so he dangerously dauntingly destroyed them. So he travelled across the galaxy to find some flesh and bones so he could create some from those materials. At one point he came across a galaxy which had some flesh and some bones on so he quickly grabbed the most he could carry and he ran through all the galaxies to get to the on where Earth is, when he got back he put all the flesh and bones together to make two humans and summoned them upon the Earth. These two humans lived happily for a while but then they had a son and when he grew up he cast a spell for immortality throughout all of the world so then godasaurus wasn’t happy about that so he banished him from ever entering planet Earth again but before he was banished he had a son and he had a baby and it went on for generations, people found new ways to live and they all worshipped Godasaurus forever.
And that is how the world came to be.
|NAME: Finlay Southcoat
TITLE: Fizzer’s creation
MYTH: Before time had a name, there was infinite darkness but there was one god named Alaba. Alaba was alone. He wanted a friend but he didn’t know how to make his friend. One day one of Alaba’s hairs fell out and it formed into a god called Lana. Alaba formed him on an accident.
Before sunlight grew, Alaba was trying to pull his tooth out but then he yanked it out. Suddenly, Alaba dropped his precious tooth. In the blink of an eye, it formed into Earth. Seconds later, Lana, standing next to Alaba, chopped his finger off. A few moments later, his nail was flying in the air then BOOM! It turned into a moon. It was just standing there on its own. Without delay, his skin was flying in the air then BANG! It turned into a sun. “What a sight to see.” Lana said
“Yeah,” said Alaba, “It is a brilliant sight to see especially in the night because it looks so good.”
One day, Alaba was cutting his nails with his lucky nail cutters, he has never used them, but what he didn’t realise they were magic. When he cut his first nail he had a weird feeling in his stomach. Then when it hit the floor BANG! It turned in to a human. Alaba was amazed. The human was a female. He cut his next nail and it turned into a male human. So he switched his nail cutters to his old ones. He did it on an accident but he thought they were so cute. Soon later, the male and female humans had two twins; one boy and one girl. After that, there was more population on Earth but one day the male died and everyone was upset and the children wouldn’t eat.
|NAME: Frey Percy
TITLE: How time was created
MYTH: Before time had a name, there was only an incessant black void. Out of these dark waters rose a shining goddess. She was a panda and her name was Frazer.
For many years, Frazer had fun exploring nothingness. From the moment she realised it was the 6676th time she had seen that floating pink coat, she began to feel lonely and like she needed more gods to keep her company.
By now, she had picked up the pink coat to stop her reminding herself that she was lonely. In the pocket of that coat was where she put her hands when she found a magic stick of bamboo. “I’m … magical!!!” it shouted.
Frazer clutched the stick in her hands and begged “I wish I wish I wish there were more gods!!!” The stick sacrificed itself. SNAP!!! The stick of bamboo had broken in two. Foodi the god of food and Livess the goddess of living things.
COUGH!!!COUGH!!!SNEEZE!!!SNEEZE!!! Foodi coughed and Livess sneezed. A burger flew out from Foodi’s mouth and every living thing shot out from Livess’s nose.
And that’s how time came to be.
|NAME: Archie Brocklebank
TITLE: Sven and Tertia
MYTH: Long Long ago there was a god called Sven he was happy he was wearing a diamond crown he was lonely so he created another god who was called Tertian she was a god but to small so Sven cried on Tertian so she can grow up to the size of Sven but she was to big so she .so she made the world. Sven was creating the rivers with his tears. So they both were happy but Sven was not happy because Tertian was creating animals all over but eventually, they were both happy so they didn’t fight again but seconds later, they created humans and animals. But hours past, they argued again. Finally they stopped.
For many years the humans stood and lots and lots of humans after a while were all over the place. Many of them were different. Meanwhile every one died so they created a grave for all graves.
A while later, Sven created more humans and they had an age up to 100. They started at 0 years old so they had birthdays to celebrate their birthdays.
So Terita had a staff she mixed water and clay together so she made the world. Terita created animals but Sven was not happy so Sven killed her.
| TITLE: The secret of the universe
MYTH: Long ago, there was a god called Poketok and he lived in a dark blue void. It was very dark so to make some light he raised his eternal hand of magma. Sparks shot out of the magma and into the skies. These became the stars. As Poketok was striding across the void, a star shot across the sky and hit the ground. He rose from the ground and this revealed Astra. There was a whoosh as he swiftly walked to Poketok. Astra stamped his foot and the dark floor turned to a lush green. Mountains, rivers oceans and trees appeared. One of the trees opened and Oripok sprinted out of it. She cursed the sky and then said the stars would return only at night fall and the skies would turn black. Soaring in the sky was Popedok. He spread his arms and all types of creatures came out.
Suddenly, Popedok crashed into a tree. He fell to the ground and disappeared. Poketok was devastated he put his magma and water hands together this became a giant rock. He smashed it on the ground and these became rock granules. Oripok cursed the sky to release water when necessary. When the water was released the gods flew high above the ground from the rock granules grew humans. 9 rocks became different planets. They praised the gods for all eternity. The gods watched over the humans and kept them safe for thousands of years and in return for that the humans sang for them and stopped them from dying.
|NAME: Hollie Hales
TITLE: The rainbow world
MYTH: Before the dawn of time, there lived a goddess who was called Elia. She lived on the one and only planet, one very small planet, the moon. The only light source, everywhere else was darkness. There was no day and night for Elia.
Over time, Elia was getting bored. She started to wave her hands about, when almost immediately; a rainbow with two unicorns appeared. It shot up from the ground and nearly knocked her out. Both unicorns fell off. When they fell off, they transformed in to gods called Elly and Oliver.
Bit by bit, all seven colours of the rainbow faded away. Every time one colour faded away, about 100 things dropped including one human. When every colour faded, there were so many things that they all (but the humans) formed the earth we are living on to day. From the humans, more where born.
|NAME: Adam Mintoft
TITLE: How humans were created
MYTH: For many years, there was a furious god called Eru were he was in the pale blue space. And in it was an old smelly sparkly apple tree
(with lots of apples on it) it was massive!
Along long time, one day there was the apple tree BOOM! There was
one god so Eru called the god venla the god was happy because
he has it’s self a god-dad. Then BOOM! Again there was a girl one,
so Eru called it Skyler and venla/Skyler was created by the tree.
Meanwhile, Venla was angry because they didn’t have a home. So
Venla destroyed the tree and it floated into the darkness earth.
Without delay, Eru was angry at venla. He chopped of his fingers.
They fell out and created evil humans they made Venla cry, her
tears dropped on the floor and created good humans.
|NAME: Tom Cross
MYTH: The four animals who created life
8 million years ago, before time was a thing, there was an infinite void of rainbows and clouds. Eventually a seal appeared who had purl white fur. The seal decided to give himself a name, this name was Swimmy. He once found out that he had magical powers. So with these magical powers (the ability to create any living creature or plant) he created a narwhal named Splashy an made he made her the god of the water, a worm named Rocky the god of Underworld and finally a tortoise named Earthy god of terrain.
One year later, the amazing four gods were playing a game of catastrophic catch with three balls one made of pure flaming gas and the other two of pure rock. At one point in the game they all misjudged the throw sending all three of the balls flying off into space where it was completely black. The three balls created three planets the one made of flaming gas created the Sun one of the rock balls created the Moon and the other Earth.
One day, Splashy put water on Earth and Earthy grew plants on the planet. After five long years the plants started to die and the water evaporate. Because of this Swimmy created humans. A male and a female; these two beings looked after Earth and bred.
|NAME: Izzy Seedarsan
MYTH: Suvious and his creations
Before the beginning of time, there was just eternal darkness. In that darkness sat a colossal cow on a rickety rock. The cow searched and searched for food but it couldn’t find any, so it died of starvation. A while later, the cow corpse started to shake. Suddenly, out of it came a man. It wasn’t just a man, he was a god. He was Suvious.
Suvious was an intelligent man so he moulded the corpse into a basic land. His feet still blistered but it was better. He also planted a tree. In a blink of an eye, the sapling sprouted out of the ground. Ripe rich fruit grew on it. At that moment, the leaves started to shake but how? There was no wind. Suvious was confused. As quick as lightning, 3 gods twirled out. Skyla, Nendee and… deadly Death.
When Skyla came out she immediately made the sky. It helped them to see better. Nendee created the grass and trees. This helped by letting them actually put their feet on ground. Death, Death just sat there with an unpleasant smile on his face.
All the gods planted a seed. Later humans and animals popped out each petal. Death gave another dreadful smile and started killing them all. Suvious didn’t like this so he banished Death to the Underworld. Before he did, Death planted a tree, a tree of death. If a petal fell off then a human would die. Suvious thought it was fair so he left it, hoping it would die itself someday.
When he came back Skyla and Nendee had helped the humans build houses and farm animals. Suvious was pleased and all was well with their creations.
|TITLE: The Wonderful Wacky World
MYTH: Before time had a name, there was only a drifting star, three rocks, infinite chaos, eternal darkness and an awesome amazing apple tree of lovely luscious life.
One day, suddenly, there was a BANG! The star had fallen on the rock that had the tree planted in. At that moment, the star formed into a goddess. She was called Alencia. A few days later, she was feeling all alone when a pebble fell from one of the huge rocks and then was born the Moon King Movari. Alencia fell over in joy that she had company and ended up cutting her knee the blood formed into another goddess Soleria the Sun Queen.
One year later, Alencia decided the rock they were living on was to plain and she created the sea, the sky and all the things on the world today except humans she named the rock Earth. Soleria Knew it was too dark she took one of the rocks turned it into the sun and threw it in the air. Movari decided by then it was too dark at night so he created the Moon.
Meanwhile, the tree’s apples were falling it’s apples one by one the apples turned into humans the ripe apple were good humans and the rotten ones were bad.
Ten years later the tree died a blast went through the ground and humans were no longer mortal.
That is the story of how the world and all it’s things were created!
|NAME: Julianna Vazquez
TITLE: Birth from Love
MYTH: Before the earth was created, it was nothing more than a ball of dirt, not unlike the other planets in this solar system. Earth, like many things, was created out of love,sadness, and beauty. The all begins with two beings, Kailani and Seraphim, two lovers that fled from their home galaxy, Ereczata, so that they could be together. They searched and searched for a new home, when they stumbled along the Milky Way galaxy. The couple loved the galaxy. In particular they loved the Sol System. They had found their new home.
Kailani and Seraphim decided they liked the planet third from the sun the best as it had balanced days and nights , similar to their original home. Seraphim called the planet Terra, meaning land. The couple made a home there and quickly got accustomed to living on their own. In the daytime they would watch clouds go by , Seraphim always questioning how such things could be, or how they stayed circling around this one planet. In the night, the lovers gazed at the stars watching as comets and shooting stars passed them by, without even knowing of their existence on the planet. Kailani learned to appreciate the beauty of everything around her, while Seraphim questioned everything ,bubbling over with curiosity. They loved how they balanced each other out.
One day as the couple awoke drowsy with sleep. They found they had an unexpected visitor, Mac Ghille Dhuibh, Seraphim’s eldest brother. Seraphim, aware of Mac Ghille Dhuibh’s
dislike and disgust towards Kailani, prickled with the urge to send Mac Ghille Dhuibh away immediately. However Kailani, ever trusting, soothed Seraphim’s worries and allowed Mac Ghille Dhuibh to stay, if only for a day. That day started tense as the brothers had not spoken since their last fight, which was about Kailani, but as the day progressed the brothers joked and the air was clear of any tension, instead filled with laughter. The day came to a halt all to quickly and it was time to say their goodbyes. Mac Ghille Dhuibh and Seraphim embraced in a hug saying their farewells , but Mac Ghille Dhuibh refused to look neither, Seraphim nor Kailani, in the eye ,as the eldest brother departed. Exhausted from their eventful day, the couple soon fell asleep, with smiles on their faces , in each others' arms.
Halfway through the night Seraphim was awoken by an overpowering stench of iron in the air. Seraphim looked down in his arms to see his beautiful lover Kailani, eyes open wide devoid of any form of life. Devastated, Seraphim screamed in agony, his world seeming to fall apart in front of his eyes. How could this have happened he had thought. Seraphim turned Kailani’s body over to uncover the hilt of a dagger protruding out of her back. Seraphim knew that dagger, “Mac Ghille Dhuibh” he mutter as if the name were a curse. He had known that Mac Ghille Dhuibh was not there to ‘reconnect’ as much as he had hoped it to be true. Now his blindness had cost him everything.
The next day with red-rimmed eyes, Seraphim had buried his love in the very core of the planet she had loved so much. As seconds blended into minutes, minutes into hours, hours into
days, days into months, Seraphim had lost the will to live. Entering such a state of depression, he fell into a deep sleep. He was awakened by a tap tap-tapping on his head. Seraphim shook his
head, clearing his head from any sleepiness. Seraphim gazed around unbelieving she saw lush forests now surrounding him where there had once been nothing but dry dirt for miles. Animals of some kind flew above his head squawking to each other, other animals prancing along, minding their business. Beautiful, he thought, Kailani would have loved this.
“I made it,” came a voice sounding just like his lover. Seraphim whipped his head around to see that his dead lover sat beside him. Tears of happiness leaked from his eyes as he happily embraced her for a long hug.
“But how-” Seraphim began questioning.
“It grew from me, Phim,” she began, “healed my wounds and gave life to our home. I think it was because of our love, I just couldn’t leave you her to be alone.”
“Mac Ghille Dhuibh, he killed you,” he felt the urge to say.
“I know and I have forgiven him, as you too must learn to forgive.”
The beauty of Kailani’s soul gave live to the inanimate planet. Seraphim and Kailani’s love is what keep the live there. In the years that followed the couple grew to have children. A young daughter named Earth, in which they decided to rename their planet after, and many other children. The family appreciated all that was given to them , they forgave those that did them wrong and helped others , from people from other galaxies or each other, each person on the planet earth was taught to love each other , so that their earth could survive along with them.
In generations to come, they never forgot how the love of two lovers created the earth as they knew it.
|NAME: Sophie Verhalen
TITLE: Aurora and Borealis
MYTH: When the world first began, there were only stars in the sky, until Astrea, the god of stars, had two daughters who were named, “Aurora” and “Borealis.” The girls were different in all ways exempt from age. Aurora was small and dainty. She was soft spoken and had long, wavy, dark brown hair. She always tiptoed wherever she went that made it look like she was walking on ice. Aurora was a flower, delicate and alluring. Borealis was the opposite. She was tall and broad. Her opinions were made aware of by everyone within ear-shot. Her hair was dark brown and wavy as well, however it was usually pulled back, for she was constantly playing sports. She hardly ever walked, it looked like she was always in a rush, but in actuality, she just found walking preposterous and thought running was much more efficient. The two girls’ differences often ignited arguments within the household, so the girls were rarely ever together unless they absolutely had to be. Little did the two girls know, they would create one of the most spectacular natural phenomenons in existence.
Astrea loved his two daughters and it broke his heart to see the girls pulling away from each other. When he had the two girls he pictured a life where the two would grow up along side one another, rather than as far from one another as possible. The girls continued to grow and started their own lives and families. Aurora met her husband and had two children. She became a doctor, leaving any heritage she had of gods behind as a well- kept secret. Borealis began to travel the world, forgetting the heritage she had of gods as well. The girls seldom spoke to one another. They would usually call each other on holidays or on their birthdays, but avoided communication otherwise. However, they would soon be joined for longer than they ever had been before.
Astrea watched his daughters from Mt. Olympus where he was regularly disappointed by his daughter's actions, or lack thereof, towards one another. He remembered how they would bicker at home but he still dreamed of the day his daughters would get along. He realized as a demi-god he still had one more chance to have his daughters be together. When a demi-god dies, anything written in their will is enacted immediately with the death. Astrea saw that his only option for his daughters to be together, was to force them together. When Astrea saw that his death was near, he wrote into his will, “Let my daughters be brought together by my death, both mentally and physically. Have them join together in the sky above the Arctic, illuminating the vast land so they bring light to other’s lives when they could no longer bring light into mine. Allow them to glow an array of colors to represent what they so freely chose fit, and allow this to teach them the value of their family.”
When Astrea reached the end of his life, Aurora and Borealis were abruptly pulled from their happy lives and placed in the sky to be together. Following the will’s instructions, both girls picked colors to represent themselves. Aurora picked purple to exhibit her feminine yet deep qualities. Borealis chose green to demonstrate her love for the outdoors and the environment. The girls worked together to chose blue for her father, to represent his profound love for the girls.
“Aurora Borealis” is now a spectacle for tourists and other globetrotters, however so few know that this phenomena was contrived by death.
|NAME: Tara Kominiak
April 11, 2016
TITLE: Creating a Palette of Love
MYTH: When the Heavens were first created, there was only a gloomy darkness. The morning blue sky and the orange dusk colors did not exist. In these Heavens lived DaVinci, God of Artistry. DaVinci had a love for art. He adored making, mixing, and creating new colors. He almost always had splattered paint on his clothes and light complexion, for he was never without his palette and paint brush. There was only one problem- DaVinci could only paint on the star on which he was born and lived. This meant that only those on his star could see his colorful paintings. Arasap, God of the Heavens, ruled over all of the Heavenly bodies and would not allow DaVinci to paint the skies until he fell in love. Arasap knew the importance of painting the skies since all would be able to see it. Since he was the keeper of the Heavens he wanted to be sure that the skies would be as beautiful as they could be. He felt that until DaVinci was in love he would not be able to fulfill this task. A love between DaVinci and a mysterious woman would be the reason why the sky is now able to change color as we know it.
While painting a portrait of his star, DaVinci spotted a beautiful figure off in the distance. Her long curly hair was as dark as coal. Her shy innocent smile and light green eyes immediately drew DaVinci to her. DaVinci, who had lived in the Heavens for years, had never seen such a beautiful image. He walked toward the woman very slowly, not wanting to frighten her. He tried to wipe off the paint from his rosy cheeks as fast as he could. Suddenly, within a blink of the eye, the woman appeared in front of him. DaVinci, speechless, just smiled nervously. He noticed she was wearing a long pearly white robe with a golden star emblem. He now knew who this magnificent creature was- Constellation, the Goddess of the Stars! She was there because her father, Arasap, God of the Heavens had sent her visiting all of the stars.
Constellation immediately started asking questions about his painting. DaVinci was tongue tied and did not know how to answer her art questions because he found her so enchanting. Constellation kept asking questions until DaVinci was able to get an answer out. The two chatted for hours until Constellation realized that she had to leave and get home to her father. The two both made plans to see each other again soon.
Constellation made it back to her home star to find her father waiting angrily with fire coming out of his ears. Not only was she late, but he had heard from Cumulus, God of the Clouds, that she had been with DaVinci. Cumulus had wanted to marry Constellation since they were young and Arasap wanted the same. He had always wanted his daughter to marry a God of the heavens like Cumulus or Crater, God of the Moon. Arasap told Constellation she was forbidden to see DaVinci, the artist again. Regardless of what her father said, Constellation decided to still meet DaVinci as planned.
The two continually met secretly over the next few weeks. Their relationship grew stronger and stronger. Both fell deeply in love and wanted nothing more than to marry. Only her father stood in their way. One day while DaVinci was painting a portrait of Constellation and thinking of her, Arasap came rushing in. He told DaVinci that all of the Heavens were spilling over with shades of brilliant blue. He knew that it could only mean one thing-DaVinci was truly in love. DaVinci had not even realized that his heart was over flowing with so much joy that his painting was now flowing into the rest of the heavens.
When Arasap returned to his star he found his daughter singing and dancing around the palace. She could no longer lie to her father and told him that she was the one that DaVinci loved. Her father was angry at first, but then realized that all of the Heavens would benefit from their relationship. For years, people were living in a gloomy gray universe. Arasap realized that he had to let go of his daughter and let her love. DaVinci and Constellation wed and from that day on the sky was a bright baby blue, brilliant orange, and sometimes a purple wash to celebrate their love. When one looks up into the sky and sees the brilliant colors that melt into one another, DaVinci and Constellation are to thank.
|NAME: Tyler Latincsics
TITLE: The Reason for Natural Disasters
MYTH: When the Earth and humans were created, there were a group of giant gods to be in control of the Earth and the entire universe. They created oceans, trees, animals, and the sun to keep the humans happy. For a long time the humans lived in peace. There was one god, however, who was not happy with the humans. He decided to interfere with the other gods' plan.
The angry god's name was Malimpes. He thought that the humans should not be allowed to do whatever they wanted without consequences. He decided that he would punish them. He went to Earth and would go to towns and villages that he thought were not behaving because they were starting wars or stealing things. He would light the villages on fire and destroy everything. He even got the god of the winds on his side. The god of the winds would create tornadoes and hurricanes. The other gods saw this happening and decided to put a stop to it.
They went to earth and went to fight Malimpes. They got in to a huge fight. Malimpes erupted into flames and forced the gods back, before the wind would carry him away. That repeated itself couple more times before he was eventually captured. The scorched areas of Earth became deserts. The wind god easily escaped and was never captured.
The gods had a discussion on what to do with Malimpes. They could not kill him, so they just had to keep him imprisoned. They put him in a prison deep within the Earth where he could never get out. Their plan did not work as well as they hoped. Malimpes would melt the rock in the Earth and sometimes it would spew out on to the surface. Also, when Malimpes was feeling especially angry about his fate, he would shake the Earth. The wind god would also send storms when he could. The other gods tried to keep peace on Earth as much as they could, but they did understand now that humans sometimes have to be punished.
|NAME: Julia Kruck
MYTH: Long before seasons were created there were four goddess’ that existed and would soon live up to their names of each season. Winterest is the goddess of cold, Springly is the goddess of growth and blossom, Sommer is the goddess of heat and Faller is the goddess of change. The goddess’ were all very close friends. They did almost everything together. Though sometimes they did not always get along because they all had different gifts and did not want to do the same things.
One day the girls saw something forming in the distance. No one really knew what it was. Some would say it is a planet or the underworld or the sun, but the girls did not. They imagined it was something much greater and wanted to go to that object in the sky. Everyone was frantic and had no idea what was happening. Soon Winterest, Springly, Sommer and Faller would use their powers for good and maybe even on that new planet! That planet that will soon be called Earth will put the girls’ powers to good use.
A few days later they saw something in the sky. It looked like a person coming down from the sky. It was a man. He called himself Earthy. He was the man who formed that new planet and he needed help. Winterest went up to him and asked who he was and why he was on their planet.
“Who are you and why are you here?” Springly, Sommer and Faller all ran up to Winterest.
“Hello, there! I am Earthy. I was the creator of that new planet over there. I am here because I need your help. What are your names?” This man who called himself Earthy looked funny. He had long blonde hair and was very tall. The girls did not know what to do except to just stand there and listen.
“Um, ok. My name is Winterest and this is Springly, Sommer and Faller. We are the wisest and most beautiful goddess’ on the planet Seaser. What can we do to try and help you?”
The girls didn’t know whether or not to trust this man, but they just had a feeling that they had to.
“Nice to meet you girls! I need help with something on that planet. I call it Earth, after me. Your names sound very nice. They remind me of these things called seasons. How would you ladies like joining me down on Earth and creating seasons?”
This man had a point! Maybe all of the girls would create something great together!
A couple of days after Earthy came the girls decided to join him and help. So that afternoon Winterest, Springly, Sommer and Faller left with Earth to the planet he called “Earth”. They said goodbye to their families and friends and then they all left together.
When the girls and the man got to planet Earth he explained to each one of them what they would be doing. Winterest will be known for the season Winter. Winter is cold and snowy. Springly will be known as Spring. Spring is when everything begins to grow and blossom. Sommer will be known for the season Summer. In the Summer it is hot, sunny and sometimes stormy. Faller will be known for the season Fall. Fall is the time of year that the leaves will change colors and there is a chill in the air. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall are Earth’s seasons and they will change every couple of months and then start over again. Soon after people were being created they would start to enjoy the four seasons. This is how the four seasons were created.
|NAME: Nick Verderano
TITLE: How land was created
MYTH: A long time ago, two brother planets lived together on a monster planet called Kratan. The two planets were by the names of Land and Wind. Wind being the older one, was strong, very arrogant and short-tempered. He was not well liked by the other planets that lived on Kratan. Land was the only one who could tolerate Wind’s personality for long. The other existing planets liked Land, due to his kindness and willingness to share his belongings. But, he was not very strong.
From Kratan, the brothers had a perfect view of Earth. Earth was a planet uninhabited by anything and covered completely in water. For the longest time, Land had admired the beauty of Earth and wanted to live on this water planet. He wanted to leave Kratan and was determined to so. He no longer enjoyed the company of Wind being so arrogant and short-tempered. Wind became very jealous of Land because he did not want him to have planet Earth to himself. Even though Wind could not prevent Land from going, he was determined to make his stay on Earth uncomfortable.
As Land was saying his goodbyes to everyone on Kratan, Wind punched him unexpectedly. Land broke into thousands of pieces and drifted out towards Earth. Pieces of Land scattered over Earth, continents and islands were formed. Earth is now a happier planet than Kratan because of Lands presence.
|NAME: Jake Gaechter
TITLE: Why the Ocean is Blue
MYTH: It seems, today, that the deep blue color that is associated with the ocean is taken for granted. What they are unaware of, however, is that the seas were once a clear as a glass of water. The rolling hills of sand appeared as though they were an underwater desert. The view from the ships above were breathtaking, making boat rides a thing to be treasured by the people of old. The beauty, unbeknownst to the people, was to be taken from the seas and replaced by a blue that would cloud the vision of the people for the rest of time.
Oceana was a young, beautiful, and brilliant girl. Her father was the ruler of a small city-state in Southern Europe, and he was a very rich man. Oceana was studying the ways of the world in an Egyptian town, hundreds of miles from her father. She spent the warm months of the summer there, and was to buy her way back to her father when her studies were done. Upon reaching the port city of Alexandria, she asked ship captain after ship captain for a ride back to her home. The seas were to be rough, they all said, and that they were not to sail for weeks. Oceana wanted to be home before the harvest. The only man who was sailing the mediterranean soon was a mean looking fellow by the name of Mordecai Cashmoney. He didn't care much for the rich folk, but their money was green and that was all that mattered to him.
The ship departed and she was told to stay below deck. She was presented a small room, but Captain Mordecai promised there would be no rats aboard. It was cold the first night, so upon tearing through her belongs, she produced a beautiful blue cloak that her mother had left her before she passed away. The blue was intense, the silk spun by the finest of Chinese spinners, dyed from the most perfect of flowers. She spent time alone in her cabin, but eventually got sick of trying to right while being rocked by the waves of the sea. She started towards the door, and upon reaching the upper deck of the ship, a group of ugly, unkempt, disheveled men met her with hostility.
“Didn’t nobody told you pretty girls ain't allowed on deck?” the largest of them growled.
“I’m sorry,” Oceana replied. “I thought I could use some fresh air, that’s all.”
This was not the answer the men were looking for, unfortunately for Oceana.
“Get outta here, and don't let us see ya up here again,” a man yelled at her.
Hearing this, and now understanding how it was, she returned to her quarters and began to think. She fell asleep after some time, but was woken up by her feeling of sea-sickness.
Oceana subsequently lost her dinner and became nervous, as the ship was amidst a storm. She remained below deck, as she feared the men upstairs. She heard screaming and yelling, war cries as the men fought the seas. She listened in, and an ear-piercing cry for help met her ears. Moving on instinct, she burst to the deck of the ship and looked around. The men were all occupied at their stations, and they pointed.
“There, There!” They shouted.
The largest of the men that yelled at her was now hanging off the side of the ship, and, with the seas as rough as they were, he was in dire need of assistance. She ran and pulled with all her might, risking her life to save one who met her with hatred and disgust. The man fell about the deck, exhausted. Oceana was exhausted too, and when the ship was hit with a wave, she found herself in the same position the man was in just a minute before. She struggled and fought for her life, her knuckles white from the strength she was holding on with. Her calls for help were insufficient, as the commotion on deck took all the attention. With a scream, she fell into the water, and though the water was clear, it was too rough for her to stay afloat.
The men, making sure their shipmate was okay, took time before realizing Oceana was missing. Some said good riddance, but the captain ran to the edge of the ship and looked into the water. The ocean was strangely dark, the moonlight reflecting off the surface. The men didn't understand, but by sunrise, the water was as deeply blue as the girls cloak once was. It remained this day for all of eternity, but few people knew the tragedy that made it that way.
|NAME: Tim McLean
TITLE: DAGEUSORIUS & THE GREAT FIRE
MYTH: Dageusorius was the only being on the land. The land was very dark and mostly covered with water, but there were plants growing on the dry bit of land where Dageusorius lived. Each day Dageusorius would light a small fire for light, cooking food, warmth and lighting his torch. Dageusorius used the light from his torch to gather wood, food, water and fish from the water. One day Dageusorius decided to burn all the dead plants to make for new ones to grow, leaving the dead plants to burn while he fished from his boat. The fire burnt up a very tall tree, but once all the tree had burnt the fire kept burning at the place where the top of tree was.
Dageusorius found that it was hard to sleep with the fire always burning so he each night climbed a very tall tree and threw water on it, making it less bright for the night, and giving it a blue tinge. He decided to call the day fire the Sun and the duller, night fire the Moon. The fire evaporated a lot of the water, which went to the sky, making it blue. Sometimes when too much water evaporated the sky overflowed, Dageusorius called this Rain. The smoke from the fire split up and stayed in the sky, so Dageusorius called it Clouds. Sparks from the fire also stayed in the sky, and were named Stars by Dageusorius, but they were dull and could only been seen at nighttime. Because so much of the water evaporated there was very little room for the fish. Some of the fish grew legs, so they could live on land in more space. Dageusorius liked the animals and did not harm them, although he soon learned they could make noises to each other, but they didn’t understand the noises he made to them. This made him feel lonely, because he wanted to make noises to someone.
Dageusorius decided to make someone he could make noises to, making man from wood and mud, pouring water and plant sap on them to bring them to life. He taught Man how to talk and how to survive. As Man multiplied they began to hurt the animals and build houses and grow crops. Whenever Man didn’t have something they wanted they asked Dageusorius for it, but he said he couldn’t make it for them. Man got very angry at Dageusorius, threatening to kill him. Dageusorius climbed a tall tree to get away from Man, grabbing a Star at night to burn the tree so man couldn’t climb it. He jumped onto cloud, and when he was angry at man he sent big fire strikes down at them. Man called these fire strikes Lightning, and learned that they could start raging fires. Sometimes, just to remind the people that he was still angry at them, Dageusorius sent special fire strikes (that Man couldn’t see) to burn a hole in the earth. This released fire-water, a combination of fire and water that occurred during the fire, from the earth, destroying many of the people’s things. Man called these places Volcanoes, and were quite scared of them.
To this day Dageusorius continues to let the people know when he is angry with them, in the same ways as always. But sometimes Man doesn’t listen to what Dageusorius is trying to tell them, so they still do the wrong thing.
NOTE: “Dageusorius”, the God’s name, is pronounced ‘Dag – ew – sore – ee – us’
|NAME: Ashwyn Groepies
TITLE: The Taken Throne I – Who Stole The Blade
MYTH: “The Blade Of Olympus is gone” Zeus yells and the other gods could not believe their own ears when they heard what transpired, the all powerful weapon that was forged from the heavens and the earth, created by the king of the gods was really missing, meaning that it was stolen by someone and Zeus wondered who would dare to try and challenge his godly powers by the taking the blade, who would dare to commit such a sin against Olympus and nobody had the slightest clue on who could be responsible.
While on Mount Olympus Poseidon the god of the sea had a vision that involves Hades the god of the underworld in connection with the disappearance of the weapon, at first the sea god thought that it could be him but secondly he thought that it’s probably just his imagination or something playing with his mind into thinking that his own blood brother would betray him and Zeus so he didn’t bother taking a third guess.
Ares the god of war and the son of Zeus who approached his father by telling him who dared to sin against Olympus shall rot in the depths of Hades for all eternity and Zeus responded that the one who stole the blade shall pay for his betrayal and deceit, he will pay with his life, Athena the goddess of wisdom and warfare and the daughter of Zeus agreed that what transpired on Mount Olympus was unforgivable and the one responsible should not rot in the depths of Hades, no he should be banished to the darkest pits of Hades without the possibility of any return from the dead, the dead will be his home and all the other gods agreed on Athena’s proposal.
After discussing the matter with the other gods, Zeus had a vision that involves not just Olympus but also the city – state of Sparta, the king of the gods needed to seek answers so he went under the book of peace to Sparta and meet face to face with Kanos the king of Sparta.
To Be Continued………..
|NAME: Carl Borchers
MYTH: In the beginning there was nothing, just darkness. Then in a day there were 2 gods. One of them was good, and one of them was bad. The good god called Hesus, he made the earth and wanted it to be good. The bad god, Vuiloo, made bad things, and he wanted the earth to be very bad. In one day, Hesus made the earth and made people and animals. Vuiloo didn’t like this so he made death, disease and bugs like mosquitos and flies. Hesus made more things the next day, like trees, sand and bushes and food. Vuiloo made more bad things. It was bad so Hesus had a fight with Vuiloo. They fought for 7 days and the fight caused crevasses in the earth, mountains in the earth, and volcanoes. After the fight, Hesus banished Vuiloo into the pits of hellholes. He didn’t like this, so Vuiloo created night and darkness and bad people like murderers, thieves and counter-fitters. Hesus created the sun and day to separate the good people and creatures of earth from the dark grips of Vuiloo. Some people began to worship Hesus, while some worshipped Vuiloo. Hesus didn’t like people who didn’t worship him and had bad motives, so he punished them by giving them diseases and influencing other people to kill and harm the people who worshipped Vuiloo. Eventually over time, the followers of Hesus managed to rid the earth of most of Vuiloo’s bad people who followed him. This is what created the perfect society, which is what Hesus, the god of goodness wanted to call it, but there was always bound to be some bad people in the world, provided that Vuiloo was in charge of influencing people. The world just now needed its finishing touches, and there were new animals added, fish, food, crops and emotions all added to create a perfect society with the right balance between good and evil, and there were materials also added like woods and stones to create houses and living places for the people of Hesus’ and Vuiloo’s earth. That is how the Earth was made.
|NAME: Jacob Adams
TITLE: Myth of creation
MYTH: Mythology states that a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was an alien scientist named Kang. She wore a white robe, grew a beard and liked to write testaments. She was the God of creation and spent her days creating universes. In one of her labs 1 billion and 4 years ago she was preforming an experiment on carrot juice and some cream, trying to create mold, the experiment was to run for 12 days and she was going to record its progress.
By the second day of this experiment the mold had flooded everywhere, the whole lab was covered in the plant like growths and rocks. The scientist, gave it some water and moved on. By the twelfth day, the mold had turned into many intelligent organisms. It had many shapes and forms, but the most interesting one, was the humans. They had oval shaped heads, a body, arms, legs and some other features. They came as males and females and no two humans were the same. Kang decided to send them off on a pod to a frozen planet to see how the species would go in a isolated environment. This planet is now known as Earth. That was on a Monday one billion three years and 353 days ago. The human species reproduced and thrived on the planet they were placed on. Kang enjoyed watching them develop so much that she continued introducing new species to the planet.
To this day it is said that aliens sit and wait still recording the progress of the human species. While Kang enjoyed watching and studying humans it became apparent to her that they seemed to be intent on destroying their environment. They were very arrogant and seemed to destroy every species she introduced, with little care. It is thought that Kang is now thinking of a way to pull the plug on the experiment and erase all human life. This myth states that this day will be in 2029 and that human existence will cease to exist. Myth has it that it will come in the form of a highly powerful laser that will erase every thing on earth.
|NAME: Max Kerr
TITLE: Creation of the world
MYTH: There was a god named Snakey and he had one son and one daughter. He lived in his own realm of magic. One day, he asked his kids to take over the job. His kids named Matt and Katie were very excited to have control over the realm. They accidentally created a black hole and wrecked everything. Snakey banished them down the black hole to teach them a lesson.
Matt grew angry and started to get annoyed at his dad for banishing him so he took it out on his sister. When he did the collision of anger and goodness formed a planet named earth. This place was bare clay that was full of anger and sadness. Matt then took his anger out on to Katie again, she cried and the rivers and seas earth filled up with her tears. Matt could not stand all of the crying so he went down to the earth and punched the ground to silence Katie.
Matt made such an impact he created mountains and hills. Katie was scared of Matt so calm him down she made him animals to look after on earth he was so happy that he forgot all of his anger. He decided they needed food so he created grass, fruit and the vegetables of the world. Snakey finally came to his senses and sent a servant to go and get Matt and Katie.
Matt heard the news and he thought about the animals and who would play with them so he created man in image of himself and woman in image of his sister. Matt taught them what it means to have compassion, integrity and love for one another. Slowly they learnt and they followed in his word. His dad took him away and he left the world to the humans hoping they followed it in his word and looked after one another. He begged and begged his father to go back and his father stayed you can go there once every century and check how the realm of humans is going he was extremely happy with his father and himself that he sent a sun to the realm of humans to create light but every 100 years the world goes dark as a reminder of the pain and suffering he caused his sister.
|NAME: David Spadaccini
TITLE: The Great Gull
Once there was nothing but “The Great Pelican” he was the beginning and the end. He grew lonely, from this so he began creating planets, plants and animals. His creation came with great sacrifice. He sacrificed a feather every time he made a new planet or creation. Time passed and he became entertained.
“The Great Gull” was surprised, he never expected animals to evolve into other being. Such as, Humans who originally started as parrots. That’s why parrots have the capability to speak some human words and that’s why we have tail bones.
This universe was full of darkness with only one source of light “The Great Pelican”. All the animals and humans lived with chaos and fear, for they had nothing to believe in. One fateful day “The Great Pelican” felt sorry for all the animals living in darkness, so he then decided to protect them. With one swoop “The Great Pelican” swallowed the universe whole. The “The Great Pelican” then protected the universe for billions of years to come. But “The Great Pelican” grew weary from carrying the animals through nothingness. So he then settled on the decision to create another universe and afterlife for the animals and himself.
With each creation he lost power and passed away. He was gone from one universe but his last creation in this universe were the suns and stars which would last trillions of years. Stars are gods “The Great Pelican” created to give people hope and stop the chaos that has troubled the universe in the past. He created gods of destruction, creation, control, water, air, earth and fire. This gave birth to multiple religions so people could have hope.
Every couple of thousand years a god shall come down and bring new ways for peace and harmony. This is what the “The Great Pelican” ordered “when the stars start to wear out and grow weary “The Great Pelican” told the Gods to tell all the animals that he will be waiting for them in another place”. This will give the animals hope when their Gods wither and the stars fade.