The Creation Of The Universe, The Earth, And Human Beings Essay, Research Paper
In the beginning there was only darkness. For many millions of years this darkness remained. There were no stars, no sun, and no earth. But one day something very special happened. The darkness created light. It was a very small amount of light but it was just enough. The light became the husband of the dark. After a long while both the light and the dark became bored. The light began to insult the dark and the light replied with equally harsh insults.”You are not as beautiful as I!” said the light.”Ha! You are much uglier than I!” said the dark.Eventually they began to fight. None could triumph over the other, however, because they both were equal in power. Dark had a little bit more strength but light had a little bit more cunning. They continued to fight for a very long time until one day the light was tired and she called to the dark.”We must create beings that will give more meaning to our lives for we must live together for eternity.”The dark agreed and so it was settled. They would conceive two new beings. One would be female the other would be male and the two siblings would be fertile and give birth to the universe. The light gave birth to a god, the first god, and his name was Thrakath. He was the creator of the universe and the son of the light and the dark. The light also gave birth to Tria and she was the creator of the universe, the daughter of the light and the dark and the wife of Thrakath.Both Thrakath and Tria lived together within the light and dark for a long time creating the universe within their minds. After they had finished thinking they decided to implement their plans. First they created the stars. There were many stars throughout the universe and both Thrakath and Tria were pleased. But the stars eventually became troublesome so they decided to create the sun.The sun became the king of the universe and he was very bright so he could be seen from far and wide. The stars feared him and so again began to behave in an appropriate fashion. He also was very hot and warmed the once cold universe so that life would be possible.Then, Thrakath and Tria decided to make planets. They made eight planets, one every month for eight months. These planets were much smaller than the stars and they worshipped the sun and revolved around him. They waited three more months until they created the ninth planet. This planet they named Earth and decided to make her special. The other planets became jealous but the ever present sun discouraged them from displaying unrest.The earth became extremely weary of her life so Thrakath and Tria gave her a friend who would be her eternal companion named Moon. Moon and Earth became good friends and they stayed together. Thrakath and Tria were very pleased with what they had created but they were not quite finished.They were tired of creating, however, and so they created an earth-god name Terra who would develop and populate the earth. Terra wasted no time in getting to work. First he created water and then he created land. When he had finished he thought to himself how very beautiful Earth was and he was also pleased. Then he reached into his pockets and took out some seeds. Terra proceeded to plant these seeds in the land. They were all different types of seeds and from them sprang many different trees. Some bared fruit and others didn’t.Terra thought to himself that the plants were nice but were not interesting enough so he planted special seeds that would grow into animals. Only two of each type of animals were created but they mated and reproduced and populated the earth. He then thought to himself that the animals were interesting but were not very smart. He wanted to create individuals who, like himself, could also create. So after much thought, he created people.The people were very smart. They learned much by just observing the environment around them. They used the plants to create tools and shelter for themselves. They also used plants for food. They killed some of the animals and used them for clothing and also for food. Terra was ecstatic at what he had created and bragged about the people to Thrakath and Tria who were interested.For many hundreds of years the people were good, taking only what they needed from the earth and obeying the wishes of Terra, the earth-god. They always remembered to worship him for they owed him much. The people loved Terra and each other and were happy. They reproduced and soon populated the earth along with the animals.But then humans started to do bad things. They began to kill each other, waste the food, and disobey Terra. They no longer worshipped him and many forgot him altogether. The people thought that they could live well without respecting the earth-god. Terra the earth-god became very displeased and so he created a great and terrible monster to deal with the people. The monster was named Dragga and he was a violent and terrifying beast. He swept down upon the earth with great fury and devoured as many people as his immense belly could hold. Those that he could not eat he grabbed with his enormous claws and snapped in half.The people were horrified and called out to Terra to have mercy and save them. Terra heard their cries and had pity for them so he created a great earth warrior named Hercles to slay the beast. Hercles had superhuman strength and possessed a sharp, double-edged sword. He travelled many miles to find Dragga and when he found the monster he immediately slayed him. The people were grateful to Terra for sending them such a fearless warrior to slay Dragga and made Hercles their King. With Hercles as their king, the people of the earth once again became prosperous and the world was returned to order.