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How the Stars came About

A myth submitted to the site by M Rowe

Saskatchewan, Canada

Long ago in Saskatchewan, Canada, there lived a centaur called Sagittarius and his father, Aloses. They lived a happy life until Sagittarius had to leave school. Aloses found him a job and so Sagittarius set off to start his new career. On the first day, Sagittarius hated it. He had always wanted to be a moon gazer. Sagittarius wondered up to Aloses and was about to tell him this, when Aloses blurted out that they were in danger and had to move to a close town called Manitoba. In Manitoba, there was a moon gazing centre where Sagittarius wanted so badly to work.

Everyday Sagittarius walked past the gazing centre and into the hoof cleaners, where he worked. And every day Sagittarius was going to tell Aloses what he wanted. But every day Sagittarius never found the bravery to do it.

One day, Sagittarius was talking to another centaur about this, and he said, “Well, why don’t you sneak into the gazing centre instead of coming here?” Sagittarius thought this was a great idea and decided to start the next day. Little did he know that the centaur was evil and after a few weeks he went to see Aloses.

Aloses was now getting old but he still had great powers. So when Aloses heard the news he was furious with his son. Sagittarius came home that night filled to the brim with happiness. All that happiness drained out of him when Sagittarius saw his father’s face. “You betray me!” He thundered. “You must be punished!” So Aloses united all his power together and sent his son into the sky. From then on, every night, Aloses peered up into the sky to see his son, smiling down at him from above.


By M Rowe
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