Elder Tales.   Posted by The MC.Group: public
The MC
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 I am Frith and Inle
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Mon 6 Jul 2015
at 17:56
Elder Tales
How The World Was Made

Long ago, the great Frith made the world. He made all the stars and the world lived among the stars.
Frith made all the animals and birds and, at first, made them all the same.

Now, amongst the animals was El-Ahrairah, the Prince of Rabbits. He had many friends and they all ate
grass together. But after a time, the rabbits wandered everywhere, multiplying and eating as they went.

Then Frith said to El-Ahrairah, "Prince Rabbit, if you cannot control your people, I shall find ways to control
them." But El-Ahrairah would not listen, and said to Frith, "My people are the strongest in the world." This
angered Frith, so he determined to get the better of El-Ahrairah. He gave a gift to every animal and bird,
making each one different from the rest.

When the fox came and others, like the dog and cat, hawk and weasel, to each of them, Frith gave a fierce
desire to hunt and slay the children of El-Ahrairah. El-Ahrairah knew that Frith was too clever for him, and
he was frightened. He had never before seen the Black Rabbit of Death.

"My friend," said Frith, "have you seen El-Ahrairah? For I wish to give him a gift."   "No, I have not seen him."  So,
Frith said,  "Come out, and I will bless you instead."  "No, I cannot. I am busy. The fox and weasel are coming. If
you want to bless me, you will have to bless my bottom."  "Very well. Be it so." And El-Ahrairah's tail grew shining
white, and it flashed like a star. And his back legs grew long and powerful.

He tore across the hill faster than any creature in the world. "All the world will be your enemy, Prince With A Thousand
Enemies. And when they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you. Digger. Listener. Runner. Prince
with the swift warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed."

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:49, Tue 07 June 2016.