Author: Joseph Kiley PM
A mythology for the fiction land of my creation Ragnaria written in poetic verse with explanations between stanzas. Wasn't sure whether to put this on poetry or mythology, so I went with the latter. Anyway, enjoy. Will be updated chapter by chapter.Rated: Fiction K - English - Fantasy - Words: 234 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 04-06-12 - id: 3011261
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The Ragnar holy text, Serpentine Manifest covers the beliefs of the Ragnarians comprehensively through poetic verse. The epic poem covers everything from the beginning of the universe to the creation of mankind. The mythology will be summarized here in a more concise way, using quotes and anecdotes.
In a black speck-less void
The heavens began to spin
Hakkash hissed and weaved
Bobbing with primordial grace
A dusty canvas beheld him
flat and featureless, ageless
According to the text, the serpent god, Hakkash, began to circle in space and weaved the heavens, bringing shape to a flat and featureless plane of "dust", presumably rock and dirt. He pounded at it with his mighty tail, forming deep trenches and craters, displacing the sediment into arbitrary and jagged shapes. He then filled all of the trenches with a hard, cold solid.
The trenches filled with stone
Cold and transparent
The ground was nigh level
A wicked breeze chilled the heavens
Hakkash opened his mighty jaw
flame poured out onto the plane
It flickered down the middle
The cold stone warmed and flowed
Washing the sediment freely
Except at its edges
This solid was evidently ice, melted by Hakkash's breath to form the oceans and lakes of Noctora. The flame burns invisibly to this day, in a straight line from east to west; because of this the far north and south are still cold and icy.