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Myths of Animals on Earth

A myth submitted to the site by Josephine


After the creation of earth, people and animals appeared; but the size of the people and animals were enormously huge and large. The earth was always not in balance. Whenever there were humans or animals gathering together, the earth started slipping on one side, because they were too heavy. Their house breaks in to half, plants remove from one side to another, things got unsettled, and everything must restarted again. Day by day, humans and animals died of hunger and cold. They were always worrying about this problem, but there was no one who can solve it.

In the village, there was a wise old man who was really clever and thought of a solution. He told all the villagers that he will complain about this problem to the God and wish the God could make a decision to help them. All the villagers agreed and said that they will support him until he is back. The old man started his journey. He walked through the river and up to the mountain. Finally he arrived at a golden ladder, he climbed up on the ladder and in front of his sight he saw a shining bright door, he opens it and saw the God sitting there waiting for him.

He told the God the problem and that it had made a harsh life for both humans and animals. The God was shocked and felt sorry for them. The God told him that there is only one way to solve it, only by sacrificing himself, he may save the others. The God asked the wise old man will he sacrifice himself to save others in return. The old man said yes without a second of thinking. In the end, the god uses him to make small animals as well as humans to balance the earth.

Down on the earth, people were proud of the old wise man and had learned a lesson from him that by sacrificing yourself you may save more people in return. Afterwards, people down on the earth live happily ever after.

By Josephine
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