How the Oceans were Created

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A long time ago, much before mortals walked the earth, there were the Gods. Although this

tale refers to one in particular, Poseidon. He was the youngest of three brothers, there was

Zeus, the oldest, and then Hades, and Poseidon. Zeus was the God of the sky, Hades, the

underworld, and Poseidon, the God of rain. But one day, Poseidon realized that he had

much less than his older brothers. He was a God too, after all, he was capable of more.

So he went on a great journey, and came to consult the great Goddess of the earth, Gaia.

After much discussion, she decided to give Poseidon what he wished, But not without a

price. “Poseidon. Your request is reasonable.” Gaia explained, Poseidon kneeling at the


“But first, you must prove you are worthy of bearing more than you have.”

“As you wish.” Poseidon replied..

“You must complete three tasks to prove yourself worthy. First, you must bring something,

anything, from the underworld.”

Off Poseidon went. With great agility and patience, Poseidon ventured to the Underworld,

he passed the guards, and found what he had been seeking: A hellhound. He fought a

vicious battle with the monster, but in the end he was victorious, and brought the head of

the mighty beast to Gaia.

“I am quite impressed. You have completed the first task, Poseidon.”

“Thank you, Lady Gaia.”

“Your second task is to create something to live in your domain, and create a name for it.”

Poseidon went off, and he studied the many…
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