A History of Mekodo
Written by: A young Elven Historian of Mekodo (a.k.a. myself)
Background: Much of the early history is a collection of legends gathered about the creation of Mekodo. Not all is fact, and should be treated as such.
A in the text after a word indicates that it can be located in the glossary at the end of the chapter. Also, the giving meanings of words are those in relation to the story, and may not have any connection to the literal meaning of the word (unless if it says otherwise).
God had a tough decision to make—create a world alone (and take eternity completing it), or make more gods and goddesses to help speed the process?
The decision was made—more gods were necessary to meet the self-imposed deadline. The first god was horribly disfigured and was given the name of Deletoris. Next, a goddess was created; misshapen as well, she was called Alata. God, however, wanted to create a perfect copy of himself. After many more tries (which resulted in other animal gods and goddesses), he finally succeeded. The young god was tall and dark-skinned, with colorless eyes on either side of a perfect nose. His hair was such a pale blonde that it looked light moonlight (or so they say). Alata thought that the god needed a companion—a female companion and said so to God. He took Alata's advice and soon Vir—the young god—had a counterpart called Mulier. It is from these two that we get our names for man and woman—vir and mulier.
Now, finally, God felt that he could start to work on the world. For millions of billions of years, the gods labored to created this system. Sometime during the course of the work, Vir and Mulier had a girl-child. This god-child was a shapechangers and thus the first of her kind. Commonly known as Feles, the child could take any form that she wished, but her favorite was her cat-form—hence the name.
Soon after Feles' birth, the new world was complete. But God felt that something was missing. Therefore, he asked Alata to create an enormous object to give day and night to the world. Alata, being a creature of fire, created a sun—a huge glowing, heat and life giving ball of fire. Just as God was about to put sit back and allow Vir and Mulier to continue progenerating, Deletoris rebelled.
Creating massive armies consisting of copies of himself, Deletoris' plan was to overthrow all the gods and then destroy this world; in its place would be a world of his design. The others, all with the ability to see past, present, and future, knew what Deletoris was going to do and so built for him a prison. When Deletoris attacked, the gods banded together and threw him into the prison. This prison became known as Hell, or more correctly, the Nine Hells. Here Deletoris rules over his subjects—demons and other infernal things. Unfortunately, before the gods could stop Deletoris, he had managed to destroy the lovely sun and its world. All the gods were upset by the destruction, and Mulier even considered just giving up the whole idea.
Actually, though, it wasn't as bad as they had first thought—with the sun's explosion, bits and pieces of the world had flown around. This event was later known to man as the Big Bang.
A few billion years later (4.5 to be exact), a new world was created. Its sun was of medium size, with nine planets orbiting it. The third planet (afore mentioned "new world"), Solum, was the only remaining planet with life on its surface. The other eight planets were (in order of closest to farthest from the sun): Ignis, Sunev, Acies, Aura, Anulus, Caesius, Aquam, and Párvus.
The focus however, is upon Solum, which means Earth in our tongue. There, Vir and Mulier had many children, none of whom were divine. Some though, had power, and their descendants would become the wizards and witches (also known as "scientists") of later times.
Deletoris: lit. "Destroyer"
Feles: lit. "cat"