Once upon a time long, long ago there was a grand wedding
about to take place in the palace of the Great Horned King. His eldest
son had finally found a bride! She was the middle daughter of the Fair
Lady of the Moon. She was a gorgeous young goddess, fair of face with
flowing long hair. She moved about with an easy natural gracefullness
that was a wonder to behold. She was both exceedingly kind and loving,
with a voice that spoke softly almost like a whisper. In fact, she appeared
so beautiful that day that even the Great Horned King began to weep
a tear or two as she entered his palace. The ceremony was performed
and the two young lovers were formally made one. As all young newlywed
do, this couple soon set out to begin their new lives together. For
a wedding gift, the bride's mother had given them a moonbeam to ride
on to their new destiny and new moon to pull them there. From their
own land they brought along fairies, gnomes, unicorns, pixies and all
other types of mythological creatures for company.
So off they traveled across the galaxy lying in the comfort
of one another's arms, traveling on towards their new home. Millions
and millions of miles they went on being pulled ever further forward
by their new moon. They traveled past so many other galaxies and stars
and moons and suns. Past other life forms and planets and Gods and Goddesses,
but still their moonbeam traveled on. Until eventually it finally came
to stop going forward and began to orbit a newly formed dark planet.
The young God looked over the side of the moonbeam and woke the Goddess
to look down upon their new home as well. The two lovers were so excited
to finally see their new home and so full of passion and love for each
other that they rose up into the sky and kissed each other and a million
sparks flew from their lips and showered the night sky. The God and
Goddess smiled and left the sparks across the night sky for our stars.
They then lay back down in the moonbeam and the God heard
the Goddess crying with great tears falling to the earth below. "Why
are you crying, my love?" he asked her.
"I cry because you and I have created beauty together
in the stars and I wish I could share this with my mother," she
The young God thought on this awhile and said "Your
great tears are causing large salty oceans on our planet, my love. Since
they were shed over missing your mother, let us make the moon control
the tides of this ocean in honor of your mother. Your mother gave us
this moon and from now on your tears and your mother's moon will depend
on each other." This made the Goddess smile. So the tides were
set forth guided by the moon's energy.
The God looked upon his Goddess' smile and a great burning
love rose within him. It was an all consuming burning hot fire. It rose
up from deep inside his spirit. This intense feeling of searing heat
leaped up and out of the young God and rose high into the sky and formed
into a massive fireball of energy that could not be contained. It was
so bright and hot and burning that the God had to move it a safe distance
away from the planet and put it on the opposite side from the moon so
it would not overshadow it. They decided to allow this ball of fiery
love to rule half of the day and the cool moon to rule the other half
of it, and since it had come from deep inside the God they called it
"Sun" as he was the son of the Great Horned King.
So as the God and Goddess looked about their planet, they
decided that they wanted to add some beauty to it. "I suggest we
take the designs from our royal robes and give them life," said
the Goddess. So the God and Goddess took out all of their royal robes
and worked side by side with the mythological creatures that they had
brought with them and began to add beauty to their world. They added
the plants, flowers, trees, and grasses. They breathed the breath of
life into forests and kelp and cactus. They kept adding and arranging
things until the entire world was covered with every leafy and rooted
thing that grows upon it even still. All the various ecosystems were
established with such tender loving care, each with such detail, all
divinely inspired by the royal robes of the Gods. Thus man cannot duplicate
nature even today.
The God and Goddess were very happy with beauty in the
world they had created. They walked about their planet daily, and as
they did so, their trailing spirits caused great air currents to begin
to blow about the face of the earth. These air currents set in motion
the process of evaporation from the great salty oceans that lead to
the formation of clouds and rainstorms. These storms then watered the
newly planted landscapes keeping them bountiful and allowing reproduction
to begin. The God and Goddess taught each plant how to reproduce through
the use of bulbs, stems, pollen, and seeds. The storms also added fresh
water to the planet in the form of lakes, rivers, ponds and streams.
Although overwhelming beauty constantly surrounded her,
the Goddess slowly began to feel a stirring within her to create moving
creatures. "This planet is truly wonderful," she told the
God one day, "but I feel the need to make life that can move about
The God thought long and hard about this, but was very
cautious. "Free moving things cannot be controlled well" he
said to his Goddess.
"I know, but watching this earth is like looking
at a living robe; its beautiful, but it does nothing exciting. I want
to watch something with movement and action." So the God agreed
to create animal life with his Goddess because he loved her so much.
They began by creating simple life forms at first. Such
as basic clams, insects, and fish. As their experience grew they began
to clothe their life forms with more and more complex designs. They
added internal structures such as bone, muscle, and tendons. They moved
on through feathers, scales, fur and various types of teeth and eyes.
They fit each animal with special talents and abilities depending on
where that animal would be living and what it would be eating. Each
and every animal was brought forth with the overall good of the entire
planet in mind. The basic plan for each animal was the same. All of
them needed to have some sort of digestion, vision, hearing, nerves,
heart, and a brain. But oh how varied they did make each and every species!
They kept on creating until the entire planet was filled with moving
life. All of the land, the fresh water, the salt water, and the air
were now a moving mass of life. The God and Goddess looked upon their
planet with wonder and amazement.
This joy and delight lasted for many years until one day
the Goddess felt a strange stirring within her again to create life.
"My love, I have a very strange stirring inside." she said
one day to the God as he lay on a mountain next to her.
"What is it, my dear?" he asked.
"I feel the need to create life that is perhaps part
animal and part spirit. I wish for spirit children on our planet to
share with" she said.
The God looked upon her with surprise for he too had been
longing for children to share the planet with. "My love, you have
indeed read my very thoughts! I too have been longing for a spirit child
to share this great planet we have created. But I don't think a half
animal, half spirit child would do. I would rather have a pure spirit
child," he said.
"Wouldn't a pure spirit child grow to be just another
God or Goddess?" she asked. "I do not want a child like just
another blind animal or pure spirit child, but an independant child
with both spirit as well as freewill. I desire a child who can see us
all around and feel us in the creations we have made. A child who can
call upon our names with just a whisper or a tear and knows full well
that in a moment we will be there without a doubt. I want a child that
looks into the heavens at night and remembers the sparks of our first
kiss, feels the winds and knows that we are walking near; a child who
sees the simple design in a feather and remembers our handiwork. This
is the type of children I want on our planet my love."
The God looked upon his Goddess and smiled at her wisdom.
So they came together and created mankind, a very special "spirit