This blog was created to organize a story that my best friend and I are kind of cowriting.
As far as I know there has never been an origin story such as this one, but if there does happen to be one that is similar I suppose that somebody should tell me. I’m pretty sure that most people will catch it, but just to make sure the first part of this story is the first passage from the Bible.
In the beginning The Creator made the heaven’s and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of the Creator moved upon the face of the waters. And the Creator said, let there be light: and there was light. And the Creator saw the light, that it was good: and the Creator divided the light from the darkness. And the Creator called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night (p. 1).
For much of time Night was content to stay separate from Day, but after awhile she grew to be very lonely. So, after spending many long years alone, she went to the Creator and begged him to give her human children that would love her just as much as the children of Day loved him.
The Creator, taking pity on her, granted her wish on the condition that she find followers from the humans that already existed because he did not want to bring life to more. And so, Night traveled about the earth gathering followers of her own to live during her time to govern earth. She loved them.
So it went that while Day ruled during the early hours, Night’s children slept and during the hours of Night the children of Day slumbered. This was the routine until, after many centuries, Day grew jealous of Night. He could not understand why his former children had given up the joy’s that his light brought to them so that they could live amongst the darkness.
With each passing century Day’s jealousy grew until finally there came a time when it consumed him. Having grown very jealous of Night, Day could not be reasoned with and so he cursed Night’s children to suffer each time his light shined upon them.
Night, being a kind mothering goddess, wept at the news of the plight that had befallen her children. But she did not allow this grief to consume her. Instead she decided to take pity on her children’s plight by visiting each of them and gifting them life from her immortal veins so that those who wished it could remain with her forever in darkness.
When Day realized what Night had done for her people rage consumed him. He traveled to the domain of the Creator in order to tell him about the taboo that Night had committed.
The Creator thanked Day for his assistance and asked him to stay by his side so that he might see what became of Night for her crime. Day was very pleased to think that the creator favored him over Night so he stayed until Night arrived.
The Creator looked upon his two dearest children and sadness overwhelmed his heart, he had grown very tired of the bickering between the two, he knew that he could not allow for their behavior to continue. Calling them before him, he punished them both. One he cursed to be nourishment for the other.
Thus Night’s long-living children, incapable of dying by mortal means, were cursed to feed upon the short-lived children of Day while the children of Day were fated to be their prey.
"Genesis: The Creation of the World." 2001. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. N.p.: Crossway, 1456. 1-54. Print.