Saturday, April 30, 2011
ON ZEPHER WINDS A GOD IS BORN ....
Well, we finally made it to the end of the A-Z Challenge. 26 post in 30 days was quite the challenge for sure. I hope you all enjoyed my flash fiction stories as much as I had writing them. I must admit it was taxing at times. Thank you all for visiting and commenting. I appreciate and admire you all.
I would also like to thank you for the WONDERFUL birthday wishes! You guys ROCK! I had a great day in Epcot and the weather was perfect. And now for my final Z post. This one should be easy to guess, but many probably never knew the story from the beginning. I know I didn't until I did the research. I hope you all have an incredible weekend. I will see you all on Monday.
The heavens swirled, the oceans churned, and the winds carried messages across the globe of Mother Earth’s new born child: a deity of tremendous power.
Cronus bent the Titans to his will and reigned over Earth with a iron fist.
Gala foresaw a shift in power. She informed her son. “Beware, a child of yours will over power you and become ruler Olympus.”
Cronus’ wife, Rhea bore her first child, Hestia, whom Cronus swallowed whole. “No child of mine will over rule me!” he bellowed.
Distraught over the lose of her child, Rhea seduced her husband and vowed to protect her unborn child. Powerless against his tyranny, Cronus devoured Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon.
In desperation, Rhea concocts a potion and bedded with her husband. Unknown to him she bore the child in secret.
Raised by a loyal nymph, the baby grew up to become a strong and powerful god. He returned to mount Olympus and confronted his father. With one swift switch of his blade, he cut open his father’s stomach and released his siblings.
Now powerless, Cronus’ son released all his father had imprisoned, The GIgantes, Cyclopes, Hecatonchires, and all Cronus’ siblings.
With his new found allies and acquired knowledge of creating lightning bolts, He waged war on the remaining Titans.
Overthrown, He banished the them to Tarturus to be punished for eternity guarded by the Gigantes. Because of his strong alliance to Cronus, He singled Atlas out to bear the weight of the world on his shoulders forever.
Zeus crowned himself king of Olympus and the lord of the sky, and then delegated to his brothers Poseidon and Hades, rule of the oceans and the Underworld.