Once upon a time, nothing even existed, except for a land called Hipretau. Every billion years Mount Tumounif, a volcano in Hipretau, would explode. One time the volcano erupted so strong that the ash, rock, and lava created the universe, stars, and planets! The gods that lived in Hipretau were very happy that these planets were created. They were very happy about this because they could finally create un-divine creatures which they could rule over. They would later name these creatures humans. There are six gods that live upon Hipretau. The supreme god Frenzo. The nature god Krinti. The light god Hester. The greed god Panco. The life god Suvon. And the death god Nimz. Frenzo was in control of every god until Nimz found out that the other gods were going to make humans. Nimz , the god of death, was the most smart and cunning god of all. He didn’t want to make humans because he knew that they would overthrow the gods. Nimz tried to convince Suvon, his brother and the god of life, and Frenzo that it was a terrible idea to create humans. Deeply insulted by this, Frenzo sent Nimz to live in the darkest part of Hipretau, Disnava! Disnava is the part of Hipretau that Panco, the god of greed,lived in before him . Nimz was outraged by this. He swore that he would have no part in creating humans. Suddenly Frenzo realized he had done something terribly wrong. Without death,Frenzo couldn’t make many humans because if no humans died too many would be on the earth and many people would fall of and be lost in space. The gods decided that they would only make three humans and when the time was ready, send them to Disnava to defeat Nimz and make him give death to humans. With that being said it was time to make these three humans. So they made our souls from fire our bones from rock and our flesh and blood from water. They made two men and one woman. They named the two men Ra and Gaut and they named the woman Atis. They sent Hester, the goddess of nature, to teach them the ways of life. The goddess showed the men how to hunt and how to make weapons and fire. She also showed Atis how to cook food and how to make clothes out of animal skins. Ra and Gaut became best friends . They did everything together. Finally when the time had come, Frenzo came down to get Ra ,Gaut, and Atis. He explained there mission to them. Unwillingly, they excepted. Frenzo brought Them all up to Hipretau. When they got there, the gods equipped them with the finest weapons and armor they had. They made their way to Disnava. They passed through the wicked tunnels and caves and finally made their way to the court of Nimz . Ra was the first to strike Nimz. He swiped and slashed until he finally got Nimz on his knees, but Nimz would not give up. He swung his blade at the back of Ra’s leg. He hit him right in the back of the knee. That is why we all have a crease in the back of our knees. When Ra fell, Atis charged Nimz. Nimz easily swatted her away. Nimz laughed, but he forgot about Gaut! Gaut put his sword at Nimz’s throat and made him promise to give every Man and Woman death at the end of their lives. Nimz promised to do this once to every human. That is why we only die once. When Gaut went to celebrate with Ra and Atis, Nimz Picked up his bow and arrow and shot gaut straight through the heart. That is why when we die our heart stops beating. Ra and Atis cursed Nimz and ran for help from the gods. The gods could do nothing. That day, Ra cried so much that his tears created the oceans. That is why the oceans are made of salt water. The gods then created the moon which was created mainly to watch if Nimz would try and take peoples lives earlier than when they were supposed to end. The sun is a memorial,made by the gods ,for Gaut. It sends the message that even when your heart stops it still lives on forever. Ra and Atis lived to one hundred years of age. They had many children and they are the two people who started the population of the earth. Ever since that day the cycle of life and death has continued on for many generations.
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Interesting essay Jack, I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!!