6. Fairy Tales

One of the most fascinating productions of faith is myth. For some reason, people feel the need to express their faith through the telling of stories about their deity or deities. About their impressive exploits, possibly their offspring and their exploits too, and of course about their origin. Origin myths are the most fascinating of all.

Some deities supposedly pre-date the existence of the world as we know it, its creation one of their exploits. As this raises the question of where the deity came from, many faiths find something to pre-date even their deities, allowing for their birth or another form of spawning the being. Some gods were even born after the creation of humanity, though these tend to be minor gods. Yet, this reveals that, no matter how convinced the faithful are of the opposite, the hierarchy of the heavens is not stable.

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