The Immortals Myth, Year 5
Jordan Cook, Kingaroy State High School
Aphrodite, the goddess of love, one day met up with her friend, Artemis, the goddess of the hunt. Recently, Artemis fought with Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war. Neither had gotten over the fight yet. Aphrodite and Artemis were nattering away innocently when Athena burst through the door of Aphrodite’s house, squealing at Artemis.
“Why would you say such wounding things?” Athena screeched. “I struggle to understand why...”
As Artemis stood up, her blood boiled hazardously. “What are you doing here, in Aphrodite’s abode? Can you not listen? Go away!”
Aphrodite was alarmed, watching the drama unfold in her shack. She rose from her seat.
“What is wrong with you two? Stop this outrageous hostility, for Zeus’s sake!”
Artemis and Athena were so irritated with each other, they accidentally took it out on Aphrodite, and she fell over. When she recovered, she stood up and walked out. Artemis, watching her friend disappear, let her angriness take over and bubble. Crying in anger, she descended to the ominous underworld.
Athena finally grasped what she had done. She had torn apart her dearest friends. Devastated, she arose above the hazy sky.
Aphrodite, angered by her friends’ skirmish, still moseys about upon Earth, still trying to find a way to bring the trio back together. The rain is her tears when she sees her fellow goddesses, as she remembers the dispute from long ago.
Artemis’s boiling hot blood is what Earth mortals call ‘lava’. Sometimes, ‘volcanoes’ are made from her excessive rage as she tries to snap the Earth’s crust, and lava emerges from her grazes and scratches.
Athena constantly has her eye glued to a hole in the sky. Children call her eye ‘the moon’, and every cloudless evening, she scans the Earth’s surface, striving to find her friends that went adrift, because even now, she believes she can repair the friendship she tore apart.