Beginnings: The Pelasgian Creation Myth

Posted: September 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

In the beginning, Eurynome, the Goddess of all things, rose naked from Chaos, but found nothing substantial for her feet to rest upon, and therefore divided the sea from the sky, dancing lonely upon its waves.

She danced towards the south, and the wind set in motion behind her seemed something new and apart with which to begin a work of creation…Wheeling about, she caught hold of this North Wind, rubbed it between her hands, and behold! the great serpent Ophion. Eurynome danced to warm herself, wildly and more wildly, until Ophion, grown lustful, coiled and about those divine limbs and was moved to couple with her. Now the North Wind, who is also called Boreas, fertilises which is why mares often turn their hind-quarters to the wind and breed foals without aid of a Stallion.

So Eurynome was likewise got with child.

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