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Our World is Made of Love

The creation myth as told by an dwarven mother to her child.
Did you know our world was made of love, little one?   At first, there was the Dream, shared by two gods. Ae and Ea, immortal lovers. In the dream, they laughed, they danced, they celebrated.   As two beings in perfect love do, they set out to create together. They showed eachother plants, mountains, and soon even animals, beasts, and us, the people. Still and unmoving beings.   They knew we could be more. Ea made a sacrifice for us we can never repay. They closed their eyes, and plunged a spear deep into their heart. Their body became our world, their blood the hot lava, their divine essence our souls. That was how the Dream ended.   Don't worry, little one, a God cannot die so easily. Ea will live again after the Morning Realm has become Evening turns to Midnight. They do not regret creating us any less than we regret having you.   Is Ae sad? Yes. Their tears flowed and filled the oceans, but those were also tears of joy, because they got to see you, my sweet. Ae is the caretaker, but they have a love too radiant for us to meet in person. So Ae sends the gods, and we return their love through worship.   That is how the world became.

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The Dwarven Creation Myth has many variations. The common thread is as follows;  
The Dream
  • The meeting of the lover-creators Ae and Ea, and the creation of the first plants, landmarks and beings.
  • The Dream ends when Ea decides to allow their body to become the world, and their spirit to become the Ethereal Plane and the souls of the beings the lover-gods have created.
Ae's Grief and Vigil
  • To protect Ea's spirit, Ae creates the afterlife to house the souls who pass away.
  • To guide their creations, Ae creates the First Gods.
The Inevitable End
  • Dwarves believe that the world will not last forever. When the last being draws their last breath, Ea will ressurect.


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Jun 18, 2021 22:09 by Pierrot

A beautiful poem, although sad, truly. The formatting is lovely as always.   It's so interesting to see the myths created by the different races in the world

Jun 19, 2021 07:38 by Annie Stein

Thank you! I'm looking forward to writing something similar for the other ethnicities, to see how the way they view the world changes their interpretation!

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Jul 3, 2021 18:50 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

Very nice myth! Did Ae agree to Ea making the sacrifice or were they not aware of the plan?

Jul 3, 2021 19:40 by Annie Stein

Thank you! I think that's one of the points of contention between the different takes. I think most Dwarves would lean towards saying Ae agreed, or at least wasn't opposed to it. Another might answer that gods this ancient, and this powerful are far beyond speech, and they don't/can't talk or communicate in ways that we understand (after all, if they could, Ae wouldn't have made the proxy Gods)   I've yet to decide what the others believe about the start of the world. I'm inclined to say the Elves would be likely to see it as the first Betrayal.

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Jul 3, 2021 19:51 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

Ah, different belief about that are a great ideas :D