In timebefore time,
there was onlyshapeless chaos, swirling,
Everything presiding over a permanent dark.
Out of that dark, two children formed,
Night and Erebus
the deepness where death resides, all else was void.
And so it was for Eons to come.
Then, from the impossiblyvast terror of roiling form,
a new being came to be.
Out of night and the depthof death sprang love.
And once there is love form begins.
And Gaia, Earth,comes to be
but earth can not exit in void and chaos indistinct.
So Earth bearsforth the firmament
the Stars and heavens thatwill eventually house the gods,
and Pontus the Great Sea,
and the Earth and the heavens together brought forth life.
Three primordial beings, as large as mountains,
emerged from the world, each rearing fifty heads.
They crawled across the groundwith their great bulk
当它们经过的时候 海洋在翻滚 地面在震动
and as they passed, the seas churned, andthe earth heaved.
as they looked about with their hundred eyes,
and felt with their hundred hands
the world shuddered.
They were the chthonic things,
who by draggingtheir unthinking mass
carved the oceans.
and thrust up the mountains
With them three other beings were raised The Cyclops the wheel eyed.
each havingone enormous eye
as large as a wheel in the center of their vast forehead.
They too were gigantic beings
looming over the land.
Thereafter came the Titans,
powerful and massive.
the first creatures with whichhumanity can begin to relate
but the firmament which had brought forththese creatures with Gaia
was disgusted by the hundred handed beasts, and though they were his sons,
imprisoned them deep within the earth.
Gaia writhed in pain,
and with fury at this treatment of her sons,
and called on her other children for aid.
Only one of them though, Chronos,
the first among the Titans
was bold enough to oppose their father the sky.
for him, Gaia formed a great adamantite sickle,
and bade him lie in wait for his father,
and as the sky came to mate again with Gaia,
Chronos leapt forth and dealt him a grievous blow with his sickle.
and as the sky bled, the drops it scattered on the ground.
创造了另一个怪物种族 巨人 他们的身形巨大到看起来令人恐惧
created another race of monsters the Giants, whose stature was fearful to behold.
and the Furies.
Whose task it was to hunt down the wicked and punish those guilty
of blood crimes and the breakers of oaths.
When Chronos cast his father’s flesh into the sea
from the foam rose Aphrodite. thus,
with the wounding of his father.
Cronos became the master of all that was
He imprisoned the Cyclops, and reimprisoned to the hundred handed ones,
He ruled with his sister queen Rhea,
but after a time He learned
something that would disturb that peace
from his mother and father He discovered that,
just as he had overthrown his father
one of his children would overthrow him
To prevent this prophecy from coming to pass
he did what any logical Titan would do in this situation
He devoured his children,consuming them.
这样他们便不会威胁到他的统治 但这时候 他的王后瑞亚
So they would not threaten his reign but in time Rhea, his queen,
called upon Gaia to help her devise a plan
so that her children might live,
and that they did.
The plan was simple
when her sixth child, Zeus was born
in place of the baby Rhea give Chronos a stone wrapped in a swaddling cloth
Which he swallowed whole
I guess his highly discerning child eating palette never realized the substitution
In time, Zeus grew.
and returned to enact vengeance upon his father
He became Chronos’s cupbearer
until one day, He slipped Chronos a poison
which made him vomit forth his brothers and sisters.
With his newly regurgitated siblings at his side,
He then rebelled against Chronos and his Titans.
He freed the imprisoned cyclopses
and the great primordial beasts with fifty heads and hundred hand
The Cyclopses were great smiths,
and forged for him Thunderbolts to use in his war with Chronos.
The hundred handed beasts hurled great boulders a hundred at a time at the Titans.
For ten years the battle raged
but at last, the Titans are overthrown.
They are imprisoned
cast into Tartarus the bleak pit far below the ground
all except three
Atlas one of the chief generals
of the Titans and the strongest among them
Zeus made hold apart the heavens and the earth
To keep Gaia and the sky
from returning to their primordial embrace
to others alone escaped Zeus’s wrath
Prometheus named forethought Wisest of the Titans
and his brother Epimetheus or afterthought
due to Prometheus’s wisdom
They had not gone to war against Zeus
and so Zeus let them remain with the gods
But the world was not yet at peace
because the Giants took up war with the gods
and this was in the Age of Heroes When men born
of gods and mortal beings walked the earth
Heroes who were nearly as far
above man today as the gods themselves
and of these heroes Heracles took arms with the gods
and with his bow slew the
Giants Yet there was one more horror
that awaited the Olympians
for Gaia was yet pregnant with one more child
This was the greatest of the beasts
She ever bore.
with a hundred heads and snakes coming out
of its shoulders all flickering with flame along their Dragons tongues
One that would feel right at home on a metal album cover!
Excuse me something in my throat It spewed fire
and laid waste to all
around it and was nearly the ruin of Zeus
for when they engaged in battle He was
near evenly matched but having mastered the Thunderbolts
he burned the Serpent’s heads to ash and
Turned to cinder the giant frame of this new monster
Taming the world and at last bringing peace.
and with this peace,
He turned to prometheus and his brother with a task.
to fashion the men and beasts of the next age.
for the Age of Heroes had faded from the world and
that my friends is just half the story