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Back to the beginning: Ep 1

This Article was written by Saoirse Georgina Cunningham-watson, Year 10

Before you read on, be warned that Greek Mythology is filled with battles and death. This is not for the faint of heart. Still here? Good. Let’s begin with the first Greek story. Put on your hazmat suit and mask, it's about to get messy…

The Greeks believed their first god was Chaos, a gloomy mist where all matter floated around. The myth is that some of the matter solidified into the earth which developed a living personality, Gaia, the Earth Mother. Gaia was the earth, she was the rocks, mountains, and hills. It's just that she was able to take on a human-like form with a flowing green dress, curly black hair and a calm, peaceful smile on her face.

After a while, Gaia looked up at the nothing above the earth and thought, “It would be great if there was a sky up there and If he was also a man I could fall in love with.” Chaos either heard or Gaia herself willed it to happen, but either way, the sky appeared. A blue dome over the earth that was blue during the day and black at night. The sky, like Gaia, could take on a human form, and he was called Ouranos. His skin changed to look like the sky, sometimes it was light blue with clouds, and sometimes, it was black with glittering stars decorating it.

Gaia and Ouranos got married and lived happily ever after. The End.

If only it was that simple though…


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