I will recite for you the traditional Greek legend of creation:
In the beginning, there was Chaos. The Universe looked at Chaos and didn't like it, not one little bit. So out of this Chaos came Darkness of Night and Darkness of Death. But the Universe still wasn't happy, because all of this darkness was depressing. From Darkness came Love, and this was better, but the Universe knew that it could do more. Light and Day were born next, which really shed some light on the situation. Then, all of a sudden, the Earth was born out of a burst of creative insight on the part of the Universe.
This story can be considered the biggest hoax of all time. I seriously believe that this story of creation was created by several undergraduate students attending the University of Athens. In fact, I think that 2000 years from now this story will be the first chapter of a book on Greek Mythology--that's right--MYTHOLOGY! You would have to be a complete idiot to believe this.
The men of the earth had discovered that there was really no reason to sacrifice animals
and other worldly posessions to Zeus, the king of the gods. After all, the gods were inherently
immortal and nothing could remove that status from them, so the people reasoned that the gods
could get along without them. Zeus did not like this idea, but his wife Hera saw nothing wrong with it.
"Zeus," she said, "why make those poor creatures burn perfectly fine animals just so you can watch the
flames?" Zeus, of course, was not pleased. He decided that the best thing to do was forget about it,
so he traveled down to Atlantis for a relaxing weekend at the beach. Hera, however, knew what he was up to
and booked every hotel room for the Olympians and the rest of the family. Angry, Zeus stormed back up
to heaven and sat around fuming for several days. His anger grew cumulative and he finally went completely
crazy. In a raging fury he ordered torrential rains and tidal waves to drown the Earth and everything on
it. The other gods tried to restrain him, but none could keep back the wrath of almighty Zeus. None, except
for Prometheus, who warned two humans to hide in a small wooden crate--don't ask me why--until the flood was
over. When Zeus regained control he saw what he had done and was very depressed and even more embarrased.
What is the king of gods and men doing losing control over some petty issue like sacrifices? He knew that
if the truth were to be known, people everywhere would look to Mesopotamia instead of Olympus for religion
and had Apollo, the god of Public Relations, submit a press release detailing the exact cause of the flood
as punishment for, and I quote, "man's wickedness." The flood was Zeus' first big mistake and definitely
not his last.