myth

Sahara Noir

 

  I have stood Barefoot in the sun 

Wading through the blushing shallows

In the  Oasis of the Ahaggar Mountains.

My chest is hard and brown.

I have collected the tears Of the Boswellia Sacra 

as they mourn the early Dawn Sun.

I have intoxicated my self,

Consuming the hot molten rum of Dates And Myrrh.

And carelessly wandered off 

In the Perils of the blistering sun.

At nighttime, 

When the moon casts its heavy cool glow

The Ancient Temples burn away the tears

A hot languid incense steams

From the burning sands 

showing you the way. 


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Divine Wine - Fable

    A long time ago, only three gods inhabited the Earth. These gods were few and the Earth was quite large, so in their boredom, they decided to create animals conceived by their own imagination. The god of water created fish, sharks, and whales. The god of land created lions, zebras, and elephants. The god of air created small birds, eagles, and bats. And so on until the Earth was filled with animals of all different shapes and sizes. They left their creations to their own devices, and watching from afar, the gods were pleased to see that there was balance in the world, harmony, as each animal protected their kin and lived peacefully.

    The gods were so satisfied with the animals they had created that one day they decided to invite a handful of them to their palace in order to host a great celebration. All of the representatives were delighted by the invitation, and their enthusiasm and curiosity was fueled when they saw the grand palace built from materials they had never even seen before. The god of land received them, among them a dog, a mouse, a lion, a turtle, a hawk, and a crocodile chosen mostly by chance. The god of land introduced them to the rare fruit that only the gods ate, as well as their wine, and invited the animals to help themselves. However, he warned them to consume only in moderation, for although just a few bites and a few sips would make them powerful, if they ate too much their mind would become clouded.

    The animals found this warning rather vague, and their mind was mostly filled with excitement as they danced and laughed, relishing the harmonious music of the like they had never heard before. A whole week they spent in celebration, and when it was over, the gods prompted the animals to take a hefty portion of their own food and wine. They wanted all the animals on Earth to experience what they had, saying that they deserved it, so the animals took as much divine goods as they could carry and left the palace. They were elated, and couldn’t wait to tell the others about their adventure. And although each one of them had meant it when they promised to distribute the food and wine among everyone when they got home, they couldn’t help themselves, and on their way back they started eating the food the gods had given them.

    They only ate meager amounts at first, but the fruit was so rich and sweet, and the wine so strong yet so smooth, that they quickly devoured most of what the gods had given them before returning with the other animals. When they arrived, they clearly were no longer like the rest. They were stronger, faster, and smarter than the others. But their thoughts had also been tainted with ambition and even malice. These animals persuaded the members of their own kin to fight for land, in order to rule over the rest. The gods soon realized what had happened.
“Some of them have become too powerful even for us to control,” the god of water said. “Our creation has been corrupted, only chaos and destruction can follow.”
“Indeed. We should have left them as they were. Times were simpler, but they had all they needed and were happier.” Answered the god of land. “Now they will fight until there’s nothing left to fight about.”

 

Sebastián Rincón

Victor Zamora

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BEAST OF RAPID CHANGES - PATRICIA TAMAYO

Many people wonder how the world started. There are multiple theories trying to explain the origins of the universe thinking it’s a very complicated subject when in reality it’s very easy. In fact, so easy that it came to and end just the same way it started.

 

The key word we’re going need is “information”. Everything functions thanks to the exchange of information and it is through that the first clue of life started to appear. First there was nothing, then that nothing decided to duplicate itself which means reproduce the information it has of itself. Shouldn’t be very difficult to duplicate nothingness so that’s how the first information exchange begun. Next, after creating a huge space of nothingness it created something; a small particle of dust. The small particle of dust duplicated itself to transport more information. After that, small clusters of particles started to exist which is what we call “atoms” today. Atoms gathered together to create more information and that’s when the next method came to life: the exchange through grouping. The process kept going on like that until we have the first microorganisms that learned how to reproduce themselves with other microorganisms instead of itself so the information would be richer. Then microorganisms started to develop senses like sight and smell that manifested a new way to process more information which then became animals.

 

The last sense to develop was hearing. Animals created different speech patterns that allowed them to communicate with each other without the necessity of reproduction which made the process way quicker. Then one certain animal figured out a way to make certain sounds that would accurately communicate what the other was thinking; it was the first humans through speech. Speech was revolutionary, it allowed a much richer way to share information and for that humans needed to develop even more complicated brains to be able to process all of it. That’s how humans became the dominant species, being able to control the rest. All because of their ability to share more information. For a long time humans took the lead with that, creating books and the internet and things like that.

 

Now fast forward to the end of the world. Humans, animals and plants are part of a system of information sharing much like a body works. Each of those living things became the bacteria and cells conforming a much bigger body. The whole world became another bigger creature with the ambition and thirst for more and more information. In fact, it became so big that it was hard to be able to transport so many information. The stress of the systems conforming it had to explode with a bang. So what is it then? Is there a limit to how much information we can know? Or was that just a small experiment of the universe? Where did all the information go? Many questions had to go unanswered thanks to the ambition of the universe itself. It got tired for a while but then the beast decided to restart the process. It became the last living thing in the universe. And it is the one through which you are able to read this.

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Hyrda

Mortal so he comes,

Be it not for his immortal crowned head,

Thorned upon the throes of man and beast.

His eyes fall upon the soul of Hadies world, 

Formed against decapitated ring heads.

 

Maybe his past soul fell among the rubble of distant times,

Punished by Zeus to see all gaze into his octopian eyes.

Every man fears his stare,

poisoned among those iris hollowed strong,

Like the holes of Christian feet,

Bleeding for eternity among the sin

Of what once was.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Based on the Greek Mythological creature the Hydra

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Dark Hearts

Dark hearts are cageless in their frail ages  
and a slack pardon bruised the slaves wages.
Savage teeth tear deep as sleep in stifled air
and not a care drop to quench a thirsting dispair.

Harmonious discord made short by swift end
alone he must search for the sword to defend .
Then venimous measures may part with thier head
so envious treasures lay safe from the dead.  
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