The Beginning

Out of the infinite void came first Ka, the First Mother, goddess of chaos and violence, she would bear the first generation of gods. Born in an immense and extremely violent explosion that gave birth to the universe, she was to be the most powerful and most feared of all supreme beings.

Her first child, Kaia, the Mother of Earth, goddess of the earth and creation, was an accident, a mere thought gone astray. The newborn suffered greatly of that. Left alone, she cried for long centuries until finally she begged her mother for company.

When the pitiful mewling finally reached the distant ears of the First Mother, she couldn’t really be bothered. She decided to simply create a few more beings to fill the needs of this demanding offspring.

Kai was the second born, god of the sky, immensity and detachment. The only exception to his aloofness was his sister. Upon his birth, he immediately enveloped his beloved sister Kaia responding to her distress, comforting her. Feeling him all around her, she was grateful and completely his. In return his attention would be entirely hers and few would ever distract him. Forever inseparable, they would be known as the Twins. Their love eventually gave birth to Rora, goddess of storms, thunder and lightning.

After Kai, came Kron, Time Keeper and Watcher of the Universe, always mysterious, distant.

Then came Astar, the most powerful of the siblings, god Farther of Suns and purity. Most revered of them all, he would keep an ever-watchful eye on Kaia, whom he called his little sister, ready to defend her. Asta followed him, goddess Mother of Moons and kindness. She would also keep a gentle eye on her big sister, but follow her big brother around she would too.

Finally, came Mu, goddess of silence, observation and reflection, the quietest and most forgotten of them.

Astar and Asta quickly would be known as The Lovers. Their trysts were quick and passionate. When they would leave each other it was with never a tear, knowing with perfect certainty they would meet again soon. They were the first to bear the second generation of gods.

Of their union came Aros god of night and darkness who was always at odds with his father and admired the First Mother for having known the void, Alia goddess of the day and light who looked at everything with wide-eyed fascination, Arkod god of dawn, vigor and growth, who was always doing something and Mia goddess of sleep and meditation who preferred to think things through before doing anything.

Aros was most fond of his sister Mia and they shared a lot of time in contemplation. Of their mingling came the first gods of the third generation. Eris, god of love and sexuality, was their favorite, always inspiring the best in all those he met. Era, goddess of dreams and ideas was forever looking at her older brother with dreamy eyes.

Of Eris and Era came the first gods of the fourth generation and the most beautiful of all beings. Aria, goddess of passion and quests. Miel, goddess of beauty and desire. Ero, god of art and perfection.

Era, however, wasn’t the only lover Eris had. The Earth Mother who was always in need of a sweet embrace admired him from his very first breath and often welcomed him to her. Of their mingling came Alik, god of fertility and seasons, Asia, goddess of unions and family and Tera, goddess of land and agriculture.

Alik loved both his sisters equally much and they gave birth to the fifth and last generation of gods. With Asia, came Silva, goddess of births and continuity, Sila, goddess of ancestors and unity, Silar, god of society and charity, and, Sil, god of domesticity and harmony. With Tera came, Ila, goddess of harvests, Mira, goddess of wealth and prosperity, Miro, god of feasts and festivals, and Mir god of the mortal home. Alik, Asia, Tera and their descendants were the closest of the gods and would be known as The Family.

Era, being annoyed that her loving brother would choose to lay with another couldn’t resist investigating the causes of this dalliance and went to the Earth Mother to know her more. With their conversation, Era came to know the great pains of her great aunt. She sought to assuage those with her touch of dreams. That closest of meetings gave birth to Kor, god of knowledge and memory, always serious.

Distraught with what she had learned, Era sought out her mother Mia and convinced her to find the First Mother and confront the great Ka. It took them almost an eternity to find their quarry, but when Era had an idea, she never let go. When they finally faced Ka together to lay what was on their mind at her feet, the Great One was indifferent. They then couldn’t help but shed tears at the sadness of it all. When those touched the chaos surrounding Ka, together they gave birth to a stoic figure, Vara, goddess of insomnia and invariability which would forever scare Era and Mia.

After this distressing meeting, when Era found Kor again, he hadn’t moved not knowing what was important to know. His mother sought to comfort him and explained that everything was important and this simple truth meant everything to Kor. It was as if he was born again and vigor seized him within her embrace. Of their joining, one of the most important god was born, Zia, goddess of wisdom. Although of the fifth generation, she wasn’t born last, but would constantly place herself so, in order to get the best perspective and learn from everyone and everything. Zia had a twin, Ti, god of the past, on whom she relied a lot.

More siblings grew from their embrace: Aska, goddess of reason, Astal, god of search, Astai, goddess of hope and darling of the mortals, Mina, goddess of mercy, Az, god of intuition, Azo, god of epiphany, Diar, god of crafting, and Dia, goddess of expression, writing and theater. Afterward, it was said by many that nothing good would ever come of separating the twins Az and Azo.

When Era left her son, an idea came to her of this meeting. If Kor could give birth such a powerful daughter as Zia, what would happen if she were to lay with a god of the first generation? She considered this for a long time and finally turned her attention to the one powerful god who was without offspring and kept secluded, Kron. As she seduced him, he warned her gravely that he didn’t keep apart for trivial reasons, that this could have dire consequences, but she wouldn’t listen, her mind was set.

Era finally seduced Kron and bore twins: Tis, god of curiosity, wonder and mischief, as well as Tir, god of intention and consequence. Almost never far from one another, the spirited Tis always dragging the calculating Tir on some jest, they were a constant pest to other gods. But for Tis, Tir never would never get into so much trouble as he would, but his twin was his best friend and would always listen to him. That was ever the only flaw in his plans.

Unsatisfied, Era laid with Kron again, against his better judgment, and she gave birth to Lys, goddess of fate and future, most respected of the gods because none could escape her, not even her father or the great Ka. The moment she was born, she told her mother very mournfully that she had to live in seclusion with her father, that the universe required it. Distraught, Era kissed her goodbye and gave her all her affection and love through that embrace, knowing that she had no control over what would happen, and left the god of time forever alone afterward. Era had received the answer to her question, but it was a bitterly learned lesson.

After this, Era decided she needed one last exchange with a god to put her mind at ease and chose the steadfast Kra and begot a child she was very fond of: Nora, goddess of sculpting, building and architecture.

Still entranced by Era, never having known such before, Kron often laid with Lys, seeking solace. Of their union, came: Varar, god of luck, audacity and opportunity, Dea, goddess of travel and adventure, Dax, god of heroism, courage and valor, Vera, goddess determination, confidence and accomplishment, and Vi, goddess of haste, the messenger of the gods.

To each of her children, at their birth, Lys bid them to go unto the unknown, to seek their own path and to always remember that if they wished to, they could subtract themselves from their father’s influence.

Tis, never satisfied with the present, eventually sought the unattainable and pushed his twin to do the same. He wanted the hand of Miel for himself, and thought that Aria should be with Tir. When the twins laid out their plans, Miel immediately laughed at the idea. Her sister, more demure, was surprised and maybe a bit intrigued. Even so, the twins would not be denied and the two sisters eventually devised for them tasks to be accomplished if they wanted their hands. To the other gods, these seemed impossible to complete, but the twins, could do anything when they put their heads together and proved it. The four were eventually joined to the surprise of the two goddesses, but they never regretted it and quickly found joy.

Tis and Miel gave birth to the beautiful and diminutive one, Li, goddess of happiness, always flirtatious and smiling. Tir and Aria gave birth to Asik, god of duty, forever serious even in his beauty, as well as, Asa goddess of inspiration which some gods hold to be the crown jewel of the pantheon.

Even knowing the tender and ever comforting embrace of her brother and many other lovers, Kaia never knew contentment. Having born loneliness for too long, she would still call out to her mother, the great Ka, imploring her to gift her with her presence. One such time came and the First Mother did visit her daughter, an unheard-of occurrence. Not without love Ka sought to calm her daughter with a soft caress, but her nature caused great pain to the tender Kaia. Her surfaced was forever changed, creating hills, mountains, cliffs and valleys. From the deep rift created by Ka was born Rom, god of mountains, fire and strength, with a deep booming voice and always laughing. Afterward, never did Kaia sought her mother again or talk to her. Never was she ever at peace again with her loneliness.

Kai immediately sought to comfort his sister and consort enveloping her tightly as Rom strode mightily around, fire and magma in his footsteps. Of their love sprung Koi, god of oceans and waves who immediately helped quench the destruction caused by Rom. Although mighty Rom wasn’t trying to hurt his mother and immediately sought her forgiveness, he ever resented his half-brother for his impertinence. Often he would stand on the top of the tallest mountain and laugh at Kai and Koi, knowing they could never extinguish him.

Rom spent a lot of time with his Earth Mother’s loving embrace. She loved him back despite his origin and soon gave birth to Kra, god of stone and endurance, and Kro, god of dedication and stubbornness.

With his big heart Rom loved both his mothers immensely, but was mightily impressed by Ka and her powerful nature. So much so, that he sought her out and laid with her. Of their meeting, Savar god of war, conflicts and strife was born. Rom laughed with pleasure at seeing his first born with such strength and will. So, he stayed in his mother’s embrace and got her with twins, the fatal twins: Ra, goddess of old age and impotence, and Ry goddess of disease and starvation. At their birth the father was concerned at having sired such as them. That feeling was compounded when mighty Ka gave birth to Rix, god of weakness and flaws. So, troubled and perplexed, he left her.

Of the soothing meeting of Koi and Kaia, was born the lively Isi, goddess of plants and life, as well as the gentle and sweet Maia, goddess of lakes and rivers who was the only one who could calm Rom when angered. He loved her at first sight, her kind nature cooling his hot temper. Soon they blessed their union with the births of Tor, god of caves and exploration, Tora, goddess of falls and excitement, Tori, god of springs and water.

Isi, a little envious of her sister, sought out a suitable god for her affection and quickly set her sight on powerful Astar. With her nubile nature, she easily seduced him. Their union was, by far, one of the mightiest of the pantheon and gave birth to the masked Tisia, goddess of souls and their Keeper, just before the awe-inspiring Tiria, goddess of energy and power.

Isi also seduced Arkod after having persuaded his sister Mia to slow him down a little have a long talk with him. She thus gave birth to Astir, god of animals and hunting, Astor, god of creatures and diversity, Nina, goddess of forests and trees, as well as the wild, feral and wily Ilsi, goddess of the wilderness and nature who forever would look at mortals who didn’t follow her with distrust.

Arkod, always full of energy and restless, never spent much time with the other gods, but after his encounter with Isi, he did change his habits and came to realize that his sister Alia had only eyes for him. Of their union came Lia, goddess of agility and accuracy, and Lias, god of truth and righteousness.

Rom also found Rora very attractive. Of their passionate and explosive union came Arka goddess of combat and prowess, Akar, god of battles and competitions, and Akari, goddess of surprises and intensity.

Not all relations gave birth to such willful or volatile gods. Asta and Aros gave birth to Tiar, god of calm and serenity, and Tia goddess of stars, astronomy and calculations. To their surprises, their tender union also produced the temperamental Dara, goddess of ice, cold and the northern lights.

For the first time, mighty Ka was intrigued by one of her offspring. Savar was quite the impetuous being. Out of curiosity, she lay with him and begot Bor, god of blood debts, vengeance and retribution. She immediately laid with the new god and gave birth to twins. Box, god of torture, and Tox, god of genocide, as well as Axia, goddess of atrocities, Hexa, goddess of hecatombs, Daxi, goddess of prisons, and Axir, god of hate.

Tough and merciless, her sons and daughters impressed her, so she lay once more with Savar and begot Bira, goddess of pain and agony, Dari, god of despair and laments, Damar, god of ruins, and Dama, goddess of slavery. However, that wasn’t enough for mighty Ka. She thought that her daughter Ry might still have some potential, so she forcefully impregnated her begetting Ryza, goddess of plagues.

Wanting to repeat the experience, the First Mother started examining her descendants and found Aros admiring her. Soon he was in her arms. Their embrace was lengthy, his admiration greater than the growing alarm he felt at the nature of their offspring. In their time together they begot Fia, goddess of fear and the perilous unknown, Fiar, god of bleakness and isolation, Isk, god of insanity and misery, Iska, goddess of horror and monstrosity, Orx god of threats and infamy. Soon, Aros ran away from his lover, sick at the sight of those he had fathered.

Ka had found something that interested her. This birthing was quite compelling and full of surprises. Next she summoned Tis and Tir. She decided that if someone could teach a lesson to those two, chaos would and the result couldn’t be anything else but spectacular, she was certain. She dared them to lay with her. Tis went willingly, seeing it as a prank and begot the twins: Ark, god of death and Kark god of suicide. Ka immediately hid them from his father who was still laughing at his deed. Being unimpressed by the First Mother, he pushed his brother to lay with her. Of this union was born another set of infamous twins Arx, goddess of doom, and Urx god of devastation and destruction. When the offspring were finally revealed by their mother, laughter died and the twins fled.

Mighty Ka was astounded at the power her real children bore, as compared to those pathetic one she created alone.

Having observed for a while what the First Mother was about, Lys, mistress of fate finally bore a vision. She immediately went to Astar and ordered him to lay with her, saying that the future of all creation depended on it. Of their union was born a crucial member of the pantheon: Ala, goddess of justice, balance and order. They would then beget the ever-delicate Rel, god of freedom and peace. She also decreed that Astar was then to lay again with Isi to have her birth Sid, god of health and healing, Era with Kra for the birth of Dar, god of Resistance, defense and protection, and that Arka was to lay with Kor to beget Akra, goddess of warfare and tactics.

Just before the First Mother declared herself Empress over the Gods, and started the Divine War, she sought to have more power sons and daughters. So, she went to Astar and raped him. He resisted with all his might, but could not stop her. The son she thus begot was, Kar, god of corruption, rot and decay. Unsatisfied, she left Astar, drained, unconscious and badly hurt. It took Sid all his power to nurse him back to health.

Mighty Ka then found Kron where he had set himself apart for all time. At his side was Lys, who knew well what would happen, but did not interfere because she knew she couldn’t. Great Kron just closed his eyes and welcomed his mother. Of their coupling, the first born was Kis, goddess of fatality. Seeing her, the First Mother knew she was on the right path. The second born was Exi, goddess of annihilation and disintegration, and mighty Ka was close to her goal. The third born and last of this tortuous union was Ex, god of the void, and Ka exulted. Finally, she had the child she wanted with all the power of the nothingness that gave her life, a singular impossibility.

Finally, Ka’s last born was Rixi, goddess of failure, begot with Rix, she would prove to be an incredible weapon in the war to come.