Tag: Myths & Legends

Book of the Heavens

Note attached to the outside of the original manuscript It is with a heavy heart that I put pen to paper in order to write this account. The heaviness is not due to any reluctance in the telling, for I believe that this account should have been shared long ago, but rather it stems from the knowledge that the time that was foretold before the first dawn is fast approaching and will come upon us sooner than any of us would have wished. The time is rushing upon us when we needs must put aside our guardianship and give over responsibility for all of Elolel’s other children into their own hands that they might undertake the tasks that Elolel has decreed for them. Fear not, however, for though we must depart, that does not mean that we have abandoned you, for we will remain, until the end of days, as stewards to Elolel’s creation. I write this account so that ye who remain may know the truth concerning us and not fall into false beliefs. We are not divine. The universe did not originate with us. We are the Taleael, the eldest children of Elolel, the self-originator and author of all. We are the stewards and guardians of that which was created. I leave you now with this account of the beginning of all things that you might understand not only our part in Elolel’s plan, but your own. The Book of the Heavens In the beginning was Elolel who…

Yukihime

  Long ago, before mortal foot had touched the earth and Fuji-sama was still shaking the ash from his head, Yukinomau-O-Kami, Goddess of Winter, and Kitanokaze-O-Kami, the God of the North Wind, sported amongst the islands of the blest, dancing together in the swirl of the blizzard-tossed snow. In those days of endless dance the love Yukinomau and Kitanokaze held for each other knew no bounds, and neither did their joy in the icy storms with which they played. There came a time, however, when Amaterasu-O-Mi-Kami called together all the deities of heaven and earth and proposed the creation of mortal beings. The proposition was greeted with acclaim by many of the gods, for they sorely felt the lack of worshippers. Kitanokaze and Yukinomau, however, laughed at the idea thinking that they had no need for mortal playthings when they already had the mighty blizzard with which to play and no need of the love of mortal beings when they already had each other’s. Amaterasu was not pleased with their laughter, however, and, concerned lest the two cause havoc with her plan, she conspired with Susano-Wo, the mighty Lord of Storms, to entrap the two troublemakers in mortal forms until her plan had reached fruition. The Lord of Storms agreed for he believed that Yukinomau and Kitanokaze had stolen the great blizzard and unleashed it unseasonably upon the southern lands, for which the other gods had blamed him. Susano-Wo called Kitanokaze and Yukinomau to his great palace, feigning sympathy with…