Author Topic: 'Rise of the Gods'  (Read 1208 times)

hephty

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'Rise of the Gods'
« on: Dec 06, 2016, 07:27 AM »
Rise of the Gods

They came from all the ends of Earth, to serve
In building temples; fashioning their idols;
Each man to his own god, and daily taking
Their fill and making merriment before
The table of the gods. Yet, what they sought
They took the more, but were not thankful for
All the gifts bought at th' expense of the gods,
And, bolder, never thinking twice to halt.
Zeus himself burned in anger, and grew bold
Enough to threaten pouring out his wrath
And let the burning flames consume them all.
Poseidon, Hades, an' all the other gods
Then gathered at Olympus and held council.
They all agreed that such severe attack
As to consume with fire the world of men
Was dangerous enough to pray a halt,
That such intense a flame could spread to heaven,
And they themselves would suffer just as ill
A fate as those mortals upon the surface.
So, Zeus agreed and sought another means
Of which to solve the problem of the hosts
Of men who had gathered in wantonness
To take advantage of the gods to ruin.
When, they agreed as one to gather arms,
And so besiege in might with wind and rain,
To flood the world and wash away the lot.


Hephty

(note: final draft)
« Last Edit: Dec 06, 2016, 08:05 AM by hephty »

hephty

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Re: 'Rise of the Gods'
« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2016, 04:04 PM »
Oddly enough, 'Rise of the Gods' is actually the inspired love-child of Ovid's 'The Metamorphoses' and Milton's 'Paradise Lost,' and is of an 'unpremeditated strain.'   ;)

hephty

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Re: 'Rise of the Gods'
« Reply #2 on: Dec 06, 2016, 04:24 PM »
'Rise of the Gods' was initially inspired by climate change. I thought it only fitting that Zeus, the sky, Poseidon, the sea, and Hades, the earth, were perfect proponents of change, seeing how the environment is being thrown out of equilibrium, and therefore could be imagined as nature 'rising' against mankind's treatment of the Earth.

hypnotoad

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Re: 'Rise of the Gods'
« Reply #3 on: Oct 05, 2017, 02:53 AM »
The OPness of the gods meaning.

All kings, all together, in our own way. Life is King. Can't interfere with others beyond reason.
« Last Edit: Oct 05, 2017, 05:30 AM by hypnotoad »

hypnotoad

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Re: 'Rise of the Gods'
« Reply #4 on: Oct 05, 2017, 05:15 AM »
I got classic poet syndrome of being too OP, more so than usual nowadays.  ???
« Last Edit: Oct 05, 2017, 05:30 AM by hypnotoad »

hypnotoad

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Re: 'Rise of the Gods'
« Reply #5 on: Oct 05, 2017, 05:42 AM »
Have fun.
« Last Edit: Oct 05, 2017, 11:56 AM by hypnotoad »