Legends, Fantasies, and Fictions
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Greeks of the Golden Age were compelled to refer with a straight face to ancient tales of the amorous Zeus, who assumed the form of various animals when the fancy struck him to seduce or to rape some attractive maiden, either human or semi-divine. A great many hundred snows ago, Kareya, sitting on the Sacred Stool, created the world. First, he made the fishes in the big water, then the animals on the green land, and last of all, The Man. But the animals were all alike yet in power, and it was not yet ordained which should be for food to others, and which should be food for The Man. So the animals all met together, a great many hundred snows ago, on an evening when the sun was set, that they might wait over night for the coming of The Man on the morrow.