The Universe is Them

In the beginning, only darkness and nothingness existed. Out of the darkness was born divine beings of awe-inspiring powers. These beings were called gods and goddesses and in this vast nothingness, they were alone and decided to create a place of joy. So the god Univè shaped himself into a joyful darkness with masses floating through him. The gods chose one of these masses and walked upon it, naming it Geniva, now known as Earth. But where their feet touched, the ground sunk. A barrier was created to protect this earth; above this impenetrable barrier, the gods lived and below, so did the earth, safe from harm.
But the gods were unhappy with this barren land and decided to create once again. The god Sun shaped himself into a great glowing yellow orb, and he radiated light and heat. Thus day was made. The goddess Oceanna formed herself into water and filled the impressions the gods had left, and therefore creating the oceans. The goddess Narìa, who disliked the brown of the ground, lay herself into the ground. From her fingers and toes sprouted trees and shrubs and from her hair came the grasses and flowers. The other gods took parts of their selves and created other beings. From Shesa’s love of freedom and sky came birds, Cera’s gentleness and wariness came deer and rabbit. And from Hekla came humans, for he loved his image and took pride in his mastery of weaker beings. The gods were happy and they watched their creations.
Although man was the youngest race, they learned quickly. They took care of their world and worshipped and thanked the gods with offerings, rituals and song.
But unknown to the gods, another group of divine beings were born out of the same darkness as they. These beings were called Chaos, more commonly known as demons. Chaos did not like this world the gods had created; they craved what their name stood for: darkness, devastating nothingness, chaos. It was decided that Chaos would visit Geniva. The gods welcomed these strange newcomers into their perfect world and the humans gladly taught them all they knew. But the gods soon realized that Chaos was harming Geniva and they were banished far below ground, with a barrier much like the gods.
Alas, the damage had already been done; plants withered and died, man and animal suffered from sickness, disease and died. So, some of the gods sacrificed their powers so that their creations could continue to thrive. The gods also instructed man on how they were to treat the earth.
‘Care for her,’ they said. ‘Care for her and she shall supply all that you need. She is a fragile as a newborn lamb.’
Angry, Chaos tried to chase Sun out of the sky so light would not be upon Geniva, but the goddess Lunna transformed herself into a glowing white orb, and where ever Sun was not, she was, giving what light she could. Seeing one of their creations-man- failing, Lunna cried and her tears speckled the darkness, becoming beads of light. But some of her tears fell to Geniva and created an astounding, beautiful blessing: woman. Woman balanced man’s nature and together, the human race would thrive against Chaos. Thus, the gods and Chaos battled and will continue to do so until there is a total and utter balance of light and dark, gods and Chaos, until the end of time.

The Universe is Them

CrystalNoellyn

Port Deposit, United States

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A short and combined version of my stories on the universe’s creation.

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