Avatar Author: Yorick Matthews Yorick was born under a full moon during a thunderstorm on Friday the 13th in the year 666 AD. Some words that rhyme with his name are pyloric, caloric, historic and Katie Couric. As of this date Yorick has no plans to ... Read Bio

Sea and Moon were lovers once. They were one, moving through the nether, each completing the other, made for each other. Both knew they would be together forever, but it was not so. Moon and Sea soon found themselves near a new world neither of them had seen before. Earth was young then, hot and hard; lifeless and barren. Sea saw the earth and was sad. She said to the moon “I will go to Earth and return when it has healed.” Moon watched as she went to earth and cradled it in herself. Where the earth was hot she became deep and cooled it. Where Earth was hard she threw herself into giant stones to make soft sandy places. Where Earth was barren Sea rained herself into the soil and made Earth fertile. Moon watched and fell cold, his faced shaped by Sea’s touch. Life came to be on Earth and Moon asked Sea to return and she wept. If she returned to Moon her children would die. Sea remained with Earth and Moon stayed near, hovering just above Earth, still dancing with Sea each night.

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  1. Avatar ksl

    wanted to add a prequel/sequel but didn’t want to tamper with such a nice story. very moving.

  2. Avatar Shrike

    Combining two most classical romantic elements and making a folklore story out of them is an excellent idea. This is the most romantic description of the tides I have ever seen.


  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    This is an excellent folk tale! It should be made into a children’s book.. not to confuse them, but the enlighten and entertain them.

  4. Avatar Brebelles {LoA}

    This is fantastic. I agree with Elsha.. :)

  5. Avatar J. Rein B.

    Wow. That was a great story.
    If you don’t mind, I sequeled something that follows the line of thought. :D

  6. Avatar stargazer1960

    Born under a full moon also. Love the allegory and the myth.