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A fable & a foible. [Mar. 3rd, 2008|10:12 am]
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The Aztecs used to tell a story of their sun goddess. The world used to have four suns, but they all died. Now the Earth was dark. The gods met and agreed to make a sun and a moon. Two gods had to sacrifice themselves to become the sun and the moon. Tecciztecatal stepped forward. He was very vain and wanted to be the brightest thing in the sky. The god picked the humblest goddess, Nanahuatzin, to be the moon. She was a leper, and they told her that if she agreed to be the moon, they would heal her skin and make her beautiful. The fires were lit. The gods ordered Teccitecatl to jump in. Three times he pulled back because he was afraid. So the gods told Nanahuatzin to jump in. Three times he pulled back because he was afraid. So the gods told Nanahuatzin to jump, and she did. Tecciztecatl, worried that he would not be the sun after all, jumped in, too, but to the side of the fire where there were plenty of ashes Just then, an eagle swooped into the flames, and carried from them a beautiful ball of fire. It was Nanahuatzin. She had turned into the sun. Then a hawk flew into the fire and lifted out Tecciztecatl. He had become the moon.

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And the Price is Right... or in this case really really wrong. ;)
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[User Picture]From: thecolourclear
2008-03-03 04:14 pm (UTC)
I love creation stories. So pretty!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-03 04:22 pm (UTC)
I agree. :) -- And wow! That was like instantaneous. Impressive!
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-03-03 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thats a neat story. good message with it too
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-03 05:18 pm (UTC)
I liked it. :)
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[User Picture]From: ljsare4losers
2008-03-03 05:36 pm (UTC)
our top winner in this showcase is gayyy!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-03 05:40 pm (UTC)
Hmm?
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[User Picture]From: forgefashion
2008-03-03 06:43 pm (UTC)
I like fables - good to read with the morning coffee :D
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-03 07:17 pm (UTC)
I agree. :) Good for a monday morning.
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From: theeinherjar
2008-03-03 06:49 pm (UTC)
I think the favorite thing of ancient fables I like is that being good and brave though humble is almost always rewarded
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From: theeinherjar
2008-03-03 06:49 pm (UTC)
*smirks* bonus points if you know how my handle relates to this topic
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[User Picture]From: remembrancer19
2008-03-03 07:25 pm (UTC)
Who ever said fables are just silly stories probably didn't like how they gave the humble but the brave what the arrogant but cowardly wanted.
I really like this one, though. It's one of my top fav. fables. Thank you for sharing! ^.^
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-03 08:02 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! :)
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[User Picture]From: romeokid
2008-03-03 08:50 pm (UTC)
I'm glad my name isn't Gay.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-03 10:01 pm (UTC)
I imagine middle school would be rough.
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[User Picture]From: sparkly_sparky
2008-03-03 09:21 pm (UTC)
wow, yep wrong! i love the price is right :) i cant beleive they gave the hosting job to drew carey!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-03 10:36 pm (UTC)
I know. :( I can't STAND him.
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From: christinaathena
2008-03-04 05:50 am (UTC)
I thought it was that there were four suns, one after another, not all at the same time?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-04 06:22 am (UTC)
I don't know. *shrug* This is the info I got from my little book of myths and such.
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[User Picture]From: yourmomsbish
2008-03-04 07:37 am (UTC)
Aw I feel so bad for Jose
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-04 07:38 am (UTC)
It's sad, truly. I just don't understand how someone can be THAT far off!
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