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|This is my own spin on the seemingly all too common creation myth. It was a beginning draft for a school assignment. I liked the way it turned out.||
A long, long, time ago when there was blackness all around, nothing lived; nothing grew; all was silent and still. All that existed was a goddess named Katarina. She was the most beautiful being in existence. No words could begin to describe her, and nothing could be compared to her beauty. Her body was long, lean, powerful, and beautiful. All the beauty that was, is, and ever shall be was gathered together to create the slim and curvaceous form that was her body. Her figure was delicate, yet refined, and it seemed to glow with the light of a thousand stars. She seemed to possess some kind of majesty that was never seen before or ever will be seen again. Her eyes were made of precious pearls with fine sapphires delicately placed within them, radiating a beautiful and soft blue from the rays of Saturn’s rings. Here skin was light and delicate, fragile, and precious. Her heart, which was fashioned from a piece of the sun, burned brightly and so, always kept her warm. Her heartbeat seemed to sang with the most musical and magical of sounds. Her hair, which hung all the way down her back, was darker than the blackest of night, softer than the softest of furs, and seemed to be finer than the most luxurious of silks.
During a time of great loneliness, the goddess Katarina created wind and water; the earth and fire, and the sun, the moon and stars in the sky. All of this was created to amuse Katarina. Katarina often gazed at the earth, and she loved its beauty, she felt that there was something missing. "why is there so much beauty in this universe, and yet, there is nothing to tend to it?," she asked herself. "I want there to be a multitude in the ocean to tend to the beauty of the water. I want there to be a multitude in the air to tend to the beauty of the air and sky." And so it was done, there was a multitude of life in the water, and there was a multitude of winged and feathered life in the air. As each of the creatures passed by, Katarina named them and they are the same to this day.
Time passed, and Katarina felt a deep regret, for something seemed to be missing from the world. "There should be a third place, a middle ground, an area that is neither fully for the air and sky and is not fully for the oceans. It should be unique and hold a multitude of life for all the birds to live and settle." And so it was done. There was a hardening of a large fragment of the waters, parts of it grew upward until it seemed that it almost caressed the sky, parts of it cracked and dipped and seemed to sink beneath the level of the water. Plants of all different sizes and shapes and shades of green grew. Some of the greeneries grew flowers, some grew fruits, others did not. Some of these plants spread into the seas and gave them life. In the areas of where the land grew and touched the sky, no greenery sprouted. In some areas, there had been cracks and part of the vast ocean, carrying part of its multitude, flowed through. There were areas in which pools of the great oceans came, some were given life by the rivers carrying life from the oceans. There was areas that were neither high above or down low in which the greeneries did not grow, in these areas there grew wild grains and long grasses. All of these plants grew and grew and covered the barren earth.
Slowly time trickled passed, and Katarina still felt a deep longing, for something seemed to be missing from the hardened place with lush greeneries and areas of wild grains and long grasses. "These places on the hardened earth are good and fertile places, yet they seem to be missing something. I want there to be a multitude that live within the greeneries and tend to its beauty. I want there to be a multitude that live within the wild grains and long grasses to tend to it its splendor." And so it was done. There soon was a multitude of life in the granaries, and there was a multitude of life in the areas of within the wild grains and long grasses. As each of the creatures passed by, Katarina named it and they are the same to this day.
Even though the great multitude of creatures fascinated Katarina for unknown time, she began to feel that in spite of all this, something was still incomplete. "I want there to be a creature that will toil and tend to the earth and a creature who will help it." And so it was done. The creature that was made to toil and tend to the earth was Man and the mate that would help him was Woman. Man was made strong, tough and diligent, for he was to toil and tend to the earth. Woman was made in Katarina’s own image to be different to Man and to be kind, gentle, and caring. Although Woman was different, she was strong, tough and diligent in her own way and would help Man as much as he would help her. Thus, together, the two would complete existence, and complete each other. Seeing this, the goddess Katarina knew that there was no longer an incompleteness with the Earth.
|The Caring Stepmother||Tiger|