Birthing Hour

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The Birthing Hour - the anarde myth of creation - is described with more detail and nonsense in the slightly religiously bent Swansong, that is no more accurate a description of the beginning of time, world and light as any other religion's is.

Simplified, the myth holds that before life began in its current form, there was a time when there was no sunlight. It holds that only colours existed in forms hardly anyone would recognise these days, but it has become more and more obvious that something walked the lands that saw no stars or sun. Creatures, such as Crimson and Goldenrod who seem to understand the nature of the world with differing opinions concerning how enjoyable it is, and their theoretical dead kin that still haunt some of the ruins. Only a handful of people are aware of the existence of Crimson, Goldenrod and Just-as-White.

The actual Birthing Hour was a tumultous time, when the Living Winds - today, blood and soul essence - began to blow stronger and stronger, until tornados were born. They sucked creatures of colour inside, put them in an entirely different order and then spat them out again. This went on and on, until finally, there were the anardes, and, a while later, humans.

Human mythology and archeology has to be taken into account at this stage, because the anarde version simply states that sunlight came into play as the Father "does his duty". Some have drawn a connection with the oldest writings ever found - barely decipherable -, old folklore and cave paintings. Folklore would suggest that the sun was once blue with white around it and a black spot in the middle, but then it began to burn, bringing light into the world. For this reason, it is carefully suggested, even in many modern religions the sun is referred to as the eye of the Sungod. Even the anardes are said to worship it, though with considerably carefully. Cave paintings seem to tell the tale in a simplistic fashion, and the non-complex symbol language of the writings studied uses the blue eye as the past tense and the sun as the present tense while talking of the very event.

Will post about the sun turning up at some point. -Snog

An Ivory Tale by Wyldsong:
Things Ivory (glossary) | Varus Sayluna (narrating character) | Swansong (background)
Read the story: An Ivory Tale at Worldsong's Elfwood library

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