|How The Ocean Was Created completely made up
Author: Elna11 PM
Hiya guys! I just thought I might upload this out of boredom; it's basically an English assessment from a few months ago where we had to write our own creation myth. I own all the characters in this story. I hope you enjoy, and please rate and comment!Rated: Fiction K - English - Family - Words: 913 - Published: 05-02-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3018919
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Hiya guys! I just thought I might upload this out of boredom; it's basically an English assessment from a few months ago where we had to write our own creation myth. I own all the characters in this story. I hope you enjoy, and please rate and comment! P.S. I will only be doing this in one big one chapter to save time =)
Once upon a time, when Gods ruled the Earth, there was no sea. There weren't any kings or queens to tell the Gods what a problem this frequently was. The World was – On land, that is – beautiful. The lush green grass was untouched, and would tickle your waist as you walked through it. At the end of one beautiful field, sprinkled with a generous helping of enticing flowers in many colours, there was a river. This river was called The River Spear. It wound through Greece gracefully; it's glistening blue waters shining like sapphires. It truly was gorgeous. Emerald green seaweed swayed beneath the surface, home to a wide array of underwater creatures.
On a warm, golden day, Aqua, the Water God, and his wife, Marianne was strolling through this very field. They walked down to the rivers edge, and sat down. The River Spear was the one river, the only river, in the world at that time, and the fish living in the water would swim endlessly through the curving flow of water.
Aqua, sensing some trouble between some fish upstream, left Marianne where she was. The warm, welcome breeze blew through her golden curls, and ruffled her long, silky skirt. Marianne removed the sandals from her feet and dipped her legs down into the water. It was cool, and the green seaweed tickled her toes. But she also felt another sensation on her foot. It was as if someone was stroking her foot. Marianne looked down. At her feet was a silver fish, its scales glistening in the light, its eyes as black as coal. "Marianne?" The fish asked, its voice muffled by the water. "Yes?" Marianne replied, stunned at the little silver fish that knew her name. "Please, Marianne," The little fish gurgled. "Tell your husband, the Water God, that we need more water to swim in, not just one big long river." And with that, the fish swam away. Marianne watched the shiny fish disappear. She lifted up her feet from the water and slipped her shoes back on as she saw Aqua approaching.
That evening, as they were walking arm-in-arm through the town back home, Marianne decided that she had pondered enough and that it was time to consult her husband.
"What? Those fish…. Are complaining? How dare they do such a thing!" Marianne knew that she had to keep a close eye on Aqua now. She knew that when he was angry, Aqua did irrational things.
Later that year, towards the end of summer, there was a huge heat wave. Water from the River Spear was quickly evaporating. Crops failed to grow, and cattle fell ill. Most of the villagers had turned to fish for food. There, in the blazing sun, Marianne sat with Aqua on Mount Olympus. They gazed in wonder at the towns around Greece. The River Spear was providing them with basically everything. "Dear, I really think that you should consider-" Marianne had been trying for ages now to convince Aqua to create more water. "Enough!" Aqua threw his fists up in anger. "If the fish are really that unhappy, I shall make certain that they are sorry!" Aqua stormed off.
That night, fierce storms surrounded the entire world, and the heat was put on pause for one night. There were no stars, no moon, and fierce winds and rain fell from the Heavens above. Marianne was oblivious to the fact that her husband was the founder of all of this mayhem. In fact, in the morning, people still went down to the river as usual to collect their supply of food for the day. But they returned empty-handed. Curious, Marianne went down to the rivers' edge, and looked. She looked as hard as she could, but could not find any fish. She waded through the water, calling, but no one and nothing appeared at her feet. She jumped out of the water and ran into the arms of her husband. "Aqua!" She cried. "It's terrible! All of the lovely fish have…. Have gone!" Aqua looked at his wife calmly, and led her over to the window. "I know, my love. All in a days work!" He brushed his hands off cheerfully. Marianne's jaw dropped down. She knew that something like this would happen. She left the room for the river again. Marianne knelt down on the bank, and saw how empty the clear, still water was.
For 10 years, Marianne did not speak to her husband. So, eventually, Aqua decided to reverse the event that he had caused. On the night before Marianne's birthday, while Marianne was sleeping, Aqua crept out to Mount Olympus. Although he didn't like the idea, he was going to fulfil his beloved wife's wish. He created the ocean; and he brought back fish and sea creatures. But, not as they had been before. The sea was undrinkable, because it was full of salt. The fish had mostly lost their exuberant colours, save for a few. And that is how the ocean was created.