The creation myth is a fascinating kind of story telling. It's ubiquitous to almost every culture and speaks volumes about the societies that make them up. Often, these stories were told to explain things that were unexplainable at the time, such as where the Earth, Sun, and Moon came from or how mankind came to live on this planet. Mick decided to try his hand at writing one of his own.
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In the beginning, there was only Mach and Patre.
Mach was fruitful and fertile and spanning wide, brimming with potential for all things.
Patre burned everlasting, shining his energy on everything he gazed upon.
In the cold emptiness of the void Mach and Patre coupled. Mach, in her bounty and infinite fertility, filled the void with her children. They were of many shape and form, their numbers as boundless as the void itself. Tired from her labors, Mach fell into a deep slumber and her children clung to her body in fear of the darkness.
Patre shined his reassurance on his children, but they were so numerous that he had to be constantly moving to see them all. Patre was pleased because it allowed him to see the beautiful works his children created on their sleeping mother's form. Some had erected mountains while others carved out flowing rivers and roiling oceans. Others brought forth sprawling fields of verdant greens. There were children who crafted beasts of hair and tooth in their own image that roamed the expanse of their mother's back.
Their youngest child, Veev, seeing all of her siblings' great works, decided to build something even greater. She took a handful of dirt and molded it into the most beautiful shape she could imagine. When her work was complete she brought her lips to it and kissed it. It sprang to life and began thinking and feeling and roaming the grand expanse of Mach's sleeping form. The other children were amazed as these tiny creations settled in the mountains and forests and rivers the others built.
The second youngest child, Set, was not impressed. He was now the only child who had not created something. Jealous, he smashed one of Veev's creations and finally crafted something of his own- death. This caused a commotion among the children, as many were horrified by Set's actions. Set threatened to wake their mother, whose movements would destroy all of the creations erected on her sleeping form. The other children bound Set to a rock and cast him into the void, allowing more time to play until their mother wakes.