What you are about to read is an original Myth created by my son. He wrote this as part of a project for his Honors English class in High School. His assignment was to write and original Myth, explaining how something came to be. He was to use at least three Greek and Roman Gods or Goddesses in his story, as well as characters he invented. Since their course of study was Mythology, my son decided to explain Magic. Without further adieu, here is his Myth:
How Magic Came To Be.......
One dark and misty night atop Mt. Olympus, an amazing thing happened. Gothik, God
of Darkness, was strolling through the flower garden. Although he felt gloomy that evening, he
started to feed all the white doves which were perched on nearby bushes. He watched how they
flew effortlessly through the darkened atrium. Gothik also noticed how Luna’s moonlight
touched their wings and made long shadows on the pavement. Gothik became lost in thought for
the next several hours.
Meanwhile, Balderdash who is the God of Confusion, was also outside taking a mid-
night walk. Balderdash was trying to clear his mind after having a very busy day. Suddenly he
heard the noise of fluttering wings in the distance. Balderdash followed the intense sound until
he saw Gothik sitting in a remote garden area. Balderdash began to approach slowly, so as not
to startle his friend. He arrived inside the garden to see several doves flying about, lighted only
by bright moonbeams. Gothik soon noticed Balderdash and they exchanged welcomes. After
they briefly told each other of their days’ events, both began to think about the doves.
The beautiful white doves flew and dipped within the light of the moon. As they passed
outside of the atrium, they seemed to disappear into the darkness. When the doves flew back
into the garden, they seemed to reappear from nowhere.
Gothik and Balderdash both had an idea at the very same time. They thought that
combining their realms, bringing darkness and confusion together, they could bend reality.
They would be able to trick people into thinking something was not there. The two also figured
out that they could make people believe anything. People would see doves vanish and reappear,
as well as other seemingly impossible things.
It was at that moment, Athena, Aphrodite and Hera walked into the garden. The three
girls saw Gothik and Balderdash talking. They also saw the beautiful doves vanishing into the
darkness and reappearing back into the moonlight. To the girls, the whole scene looked so
unreal. Athena, Aphrodite and Hera walked over to Gothik and Balderdash and began to talk.
They demanded to know what tricks these two were up to.
Balderdash and Gothik were forced to think quickly. They agreed to tell Athena,
Aphrodite and Hera everything, provided the three girls took an oath of secrecy. The girls really
wanted to be part of something special, so they all agreed to never break the oath. The three girls
often assisted Gothik and Balderdash when presenting these tricks for others.
Word spread fast about all of the strange things Gothik and Balderdash were doing.
Soon, people from all over would pay their hard earned money to see the wonderful tricks being
presented within the flower garden. Often times, the tricks were so amazing the audience would
cheer and clap loudly. Balderdash and Gothik were pleased with their creation. Athena,
Aphrodite and Hera were also glad to be part of the show.
Gothik and Balderdash, with the agreement of the three girls, decided that they would
call their new found fun, Magic. They also agreed to never tell anyone about their secrets. This
oath was given the name, The Magician’s Code. Darkness and Confusion would become one,
from that day forward.
This then is how magic came to be. The magicians code became part of both realms;
darkness and confusion. Gothik and Balderdash were the first two to present their magic for the
world. All they ask in return is, for the readers here, to keep their secret safe.