The God's Upheaval
The Legend of Creation
The Legend of Creation is the first of two legends that make up the Book of Truths. The Legend of Creation speaks of Aquila‘s first coming, his interactions with the earth, and his creating of the sun, plants, animals, and the birds. The second legend in the Book of Truths is called The Legend of the Fall, and speaks of Aquila’s creation of other gods, his fall at the hands of these children, the scarring of the earth in the process, and his promise of a return. Nearly every child of nearly every species is taught from the Book of Truths from a young age, and it is the premise of all religious belief. Although they are called legends many (but not all) believe them to be religious truths.
The Legend of Creation
1. When the world was young only innocence marked it’s face. There were no arching mountain peaks or sweeping canyon ranges, as they had yet to be molded that way. The land was dry and stretched wholly from one end to the other without the oceans in between, simply because it had no need for the water yet. It was also the darkest of dark, as the world had no need to see, as there was nothing to see. Alone it sat for thousands of years, yearning for company, until the great eagle god Aquila soared by and heard it’s hopeful call. Aquila decided to stay and provide company, as he had grown tired of his aimless flight.
2. Aquila sat upon the earth and they talked and became friends. Before long the earth asked Aquila what he looked like, as it was unfamiliar with eagles since there weren’t any animals upon the earth. So, to aid the earth, Aquila created the sun and set it upon his shoulders, so that way it would shed light wherever he went and the earth would always be able to see it’s new friend.
3. Some time later the earth asked Aquila what his sharp talons and soft fur felt like, as it’s lands were flat and without feeling. So Aquila bent over and breathed upon the ground, and where his breath went, plants of all sorts took root and sprouted up, but they were yet fruitless and barren. Amongst these plants the animals were also born, but they were yet quiet and cautious. These plants and animals covered the whole land, so that they could always feel Aquila as he walked past.
4. Even later still the earth asked Aquila what the true roar of his beak sounded like, as they had previously only communicated through the power of their minds. The earth did not know of the typical sounds of animals, because it’s own animals were still young and mute, and there were no other birds of the skies. So Aquila roared his greatest roar and the sound carried carried across the lands. As the other animals heard the roar they went into a frenzy and also spoke with their own voices, so within moments the land was filled with the sounds of every animal. This is how the animals grew their own voices and they now spoke freely, always reminding the earth of the roar of Aquila.
5. Finally the earth asked Aquila what life smelled like, as there were no fruits or vegetables or flowers marking the leaves of the plants, and the earth had never smelled anything. So Aquila took a great sniff of his own and sneezed across the plants, causing the fruits and flowers to blossom. Together their smells formed and created a beautiful aroma, that way the earth would always know the preciousness of scent.
6. Aquila shared the gifts of life with the earth and it began to grow vibrant and strong, as did their friendship. Aquila looked out at all that he had created and smiled. As one last one show of his grandeur, Aquila spread his wings and shook them until many little feathers had fluttered down. Each of these feathers became a different species of bird, and they took flight and circled around Aquila, forming a magnificent cloud filled with flapping wings. Aquila filled their lungs and minds and together they squawked, and chirped, and bellowed out in one voice, carrying it far and wide. Down to the earth he called, but he addressed any who dared listen. “Let the power and generosity of Aquila be known now and forever. Let these birds, my loyal messengers, and the many plants and animals, always remain as a reminder of my power.” Now finished, Aquila flapped his proud wings once more, which blew the tips of the trees until they arched sharply, and the birds went off to create themselves, to create the first nests of their kind.