Legends of Cascadon
Chapter Two - Darkness
Darkness; Vietomma was made to be the goddess of darkness. However, she was also made from undesirable elements, like jealousy, anger, frustration, and greed. After the creation of Erjon, Vietomma saw the power that building allies could grant her, but she had trouble coming up with original ideas for things – creativity had been something Viedonna kept. But when Viedonna made Taradessa to create life, Vietomma made Dalka to break it. She also took Dalka to be her consort – the stars get lonely. And so Dalka was set to the earth, tearing trees from the ground faster than Taradessa could plant them. He toppled mountains and made great chasms, ripping life from wherever it was planted. So skilled was he in this task that Taradessa became overcome with sorrow for the ended lives. When she sought council from Viedonna, the All Mother suggested that Taradessa do as she had done – take the undesirable elements from her and make a new god to govern them. And so it was that Taradessa gathered her sorrow as one would clay, and formed it into Aisha the Goddess of Mourning. Unable to slow Taradessa down through sorrow, Dalka pulled the sand and breeze together with a dash of shadow and cleverness, to build himself an assistant – Kie. In those days Kie was the god of mischief, who pestered Taradessa and Aisha relentlessly. And though Dalka and Kie were very good at their jobs, Taradessa and Aisha had the advantage of having fantastic imaginations. They met in the clouds to discuss their concerns, and decided that they would come up with a scheme to draw Dalka to their side. The goddesses imagined how wonderful the world could be if Dalka and Kie would stop destroying their work, and by focusing their wills, they made the dream realm. When the gods slept, Taradessa snuck into the chambers of Vietomma and Dalka, and whispered words of magic to Dalka, drawing his consciousness from his body, and taking it to the dream realm. In this dream, Dalka could not destroy things, but was forced to endure their beauty. The result, however, was rather unexpected. In the morning, when Dalka woke, he went to Taradessa, and confessed that in the dream, he had fallen in love with her. While Taradessa admired his honesty and bravery, she knew that as long as he carried his rage and anger, that there was no way they could be together. Drawing from the examples set before him, Dalka took all of his anger and pulled it from his body, tearing that part of himself out in a great burst of flame. And so, fire was born – as was Lethos.
Lethos, the God of Rage and Fire, came to the earth in a great crash, burning all he touched. His steps were so powerful, that he sent the earth spinning as he walked upon it. In his wake, he left devastation, but not so much that it was irreparable. Angry that Dalka had left her bed, Vietomma went to Kie and took him as her new consort, to spite Dalka. But Dalka and Taradessa found themselves in bliss, rebuilding the world, and making order of the chaos.
If a Cascadonian says that someone, “Whispered in my dreams,” then it means someone made a very convincing argument, or was a savvy suitor.
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