Mythology of Earth’s Birth (Create Your Own Myth) Assignment

Mythology of Earth’s Birth (Create Your Own Myth) Assignment Words: 1548

In the beginning there was chaos and Orana, the goddess of the sun, was born. She is the ruler who formulated what is now known as the core of the earth. She gathered many stars and crushed them together to create a glowing rock-like sphere. Orana then decided to have the core revolve around her so she could watch her creation. While doing this she ran into Lunasta, god of the moon. Lunasta moved the moon to have it revolve around the core too. So instead Orana and Lunasta decided to put the sun and the moon right next to each other.

After a while one of the stars pinched Lunasta and gave him the idea to have a child with the sun goddess and add onto the core. They had three children together; Tierrana goddess of the land, Aguanta god of the water, and Vientino god of the wind. Lunasta did not want his children taking over his domain in the sky so he squished them together and threw them on the rock core. Tierrana took up half the core and Aguanta took up the other half. Vientino became stretched out over the entire core, on top of his siblings.

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Eventually, Tierrana and Aguanta were sick of lying on the core, when they could be free to roam around like their mother and father. Since Vientino was on top of both of them (and the more troublesome of the three), they sent him up to talk to Lunasta. When he arrived in space he wasn’t surprised to see Lunasta and Orana relaxing next to each other. Then a star came down and pinched him, telling him that it was time to separate his powerful mother and father. Vientino decided he had to comprise a plan. He decided the only way to separate them was to distract his mother while he slowly rotated the core on which his brother and sister lay.

While he rotated the core he would then push his father away from his mother eventually landing them on different sides of the core. Next, Vientino put his plan into action and blew a mighty wind on the core that it started to slowly rotate. He then got between his mother and father, and inch-by-inch pushed his father away. Lunasta was so fixated on his two children below he did not realize he was drifting from Orana. After he successfully completed his plan he decided to make an agreement with his father in order to get some power. Lunasta was baffled at how naive he had been.

Since he allowed his son trick him, he gave Vientino the power to roam free over the core as long as he promises to never cause any more harm. He also had no choice but to unbind his other two children from the core. Lunasta negotiated with his son to grant that wish if he was allowed to pass by his wife at least twice a year causing a brief darkness (an eclipse) over the core. He decided to create darkness over the core because he wanted to remind his son of how he became separated from his beloved wife. So Vientino agreed and went back to his siblings to tell them of the good news.

When he arrived Aguanta and Tierrana were already mixing and roaming around the core. They were both so happy with their brother that they decided to make him King of the core and named it Earth. Meanwhile, above them Lunasta decided to take one of his visits to his wife. He went across the earth and blocked the sunlight from his children. When this occurred there was total darkness and Tierrana and Aguanta became stuck to the core. They had been wrestling so they were intertwined within each other. They called upon Vientino to pry them apart but the darkness Lunasta created had some kind of magical power that affixed them together.

Furious, Tierrana decided if she was going to be stuck to the core forever she was not going to lay flat so she created hills, mountains, and holes. Aguanta made rough seas, rivers, and oceans but left a few calm lakes and ponds. Tierrana and Aguanta died after their final rebellion and this is how the earth was truly created. Lunasta was proud of how his wits outsmarted his children, making him the most powerful god. Orana did not like how her husband was trying to overpower her own children so she devised a plan of her own.

Before Lunasta left her she had two more children with him, Cielon, god of the heavens and Infiernona, goddess of the underworld. This way she would put a barrier between the top and bottom portion of the earth, making sure her husband would never bother her children again. Not only did she make sure he could never see her children again, but she pierced one of his lungs. Piercing him reduced his size making him smaller and inferior to her, accentuating that Orana was the true Queen of gods. Cielon began ruling the heavens and sky while watching his older brother roam alone on Earth.

Cielon felt bad for his older brother since his other two siblings were killed and he was separated from his new siblings. He decided the King of the Earth could use some worshippers. He worked diligently day and night, devising the perfect solution. He took some of the moisture that had floated up from earth and stole stardust from where his mother lived, to create his own daughter, Nubia. Nubia was named the goddess of the clouds and Cielon granted her the gift to float between the heavens and roam freely on the Earth. One day Nubia drifted down to Earth and ran into Vientino.

They instantly feel in love and Nubia decided to stay there. Immediately, they choose to create a new type of life on Earth, since clearly wind and clouds cannot make children. So they took mist, air, and magic from the heavens and underworld to make plants. They placed them on the land and in the sea where they could be touched by Orana. The sunlight from Orana made the plants flourish quickly and gave them energy. But soon they started to shrivel and their leaves broke off because they were so dry. Nubia began to cry that their first creations were dying. Tears streamed down her face and landed on earth, watering the plants.

Suddenly, Vientino pointed out that the plants were starting to regenerate. Nubia’s tears were miracle tears and she realized they were the missing ingredients to the plants’ lives. From then on she decided that she would have to cry in order to save her “children”. Simultaneously, Infiernona was very lonely in the underworld and wanted some worshippers of her own. She was living in a dark world with nothing but a few dead plants to keep her company and the stars in the sky. One of the stars pinched her and gave her the idea to convince Vientino and Nubia to produce something more advanced than the measly vegetation.

Since she could not leave her world unattended she created a dragon to go and talk to Vientino. The dragon traveled to Earth and found Nubia. He had a snake-like tongue and had it slither into her brain, causing her to fall into a deep sleep. Then he hypnotized her and convinced her to make a new creation that would be superior to her feeble plants. He wanted something that could roam the Earth and feed off each other. After the dragon convinced her of Infiernona’s plans he flew back to the underworld. Nubia awoke and told Vientino that she was possessed by some kind of evil magic but needed to create a new species to live on earth.

They decided to dedicate their second creation to Tierrana and Aguanta and assembled animals. They put half the animals on the earth for Tierrana and half the animals in the water for Aguanta. Shortly the underworld started to fill up with tigers, birds, whales, and other animals. Infiernona was happy that her domain was being put to use but these creatures did not worship her. She was still lonely with only the dragon to talk with so she sent him back to Nubia to persuade her to make something even more advanced, something almost god-like. The dragon returned and soon Nubia awoke ready to create something more humane.

She asked for Vientino’s help and they took earth, water, wind, stardust, and animal skins to formulate two humans, one female and the other male. Vientino flew them to earth and told them to start a family. Only five years later there was already a large population roaming the earth. Orana’s presence lead to the construction of the Earth two years after chaos. Following the death of two of her children she created two more worlds known as heaven and hell, where she allowed two new children to rule. Only three years later the first humans were created to populate the earth and start civilization. Word count: 1,521

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