Original Student Myths
by our Classmates!
There Is Lightning
A long, long time ago God was mad at the earth. He thought it would be a peaceful place without sin. He was very wrong. He got very frustrated. Every time someone sinned, he ran around. Sometimes he ran so fast it created friction which made lightning. Every time you see lightning, God is running around!
We Have Avalanches
Do you know why we have avalanches? There are little elves who live five feet under the snow in winter time. One day, there was a kid walking on the mountain, and he tripped on a log. It hurt so bad he was yelling at the top of his lungs! The little elves were all sleeping, and he woke them up. They were so scared, they jumped up and that's why we have avalanches!
There once was a boy named Apollo. He was god of music and healing. He was a little boy that lived in the sky. One day, he got in trouble for breaking his father’s harp while playing God Ball with his friends so he got sent to his room in the temple. While he was stomping to his room, he created a vibration to earth and roads cracked and people got hurt but when he got to his room it all stopped. That is how I think earthquakes were made.
the Turtle Got It’s Shell
One day as a turtle was walking down the road he was getting hit by rocks on the back by little birds. He said, ”Stop that right now!” but they did not stop. So, he went under a rock, and he stayed under the rock for so long that the rock started to form to his back. He said, “That should be long enough and I think they are gone.” The turtle started to move and the rock stuck to his back. The little birds saw him and they noted that he had a shell now. That is how the turtle got it’s hard shell.
Monkeys Say the Things They Do
Long ago in the Amazon jungle, monkeys were very talkative. Yes, talkative. All monkeys actually spoke with words. Well, they did until one day… The god of the jungle got very annoyed with the talking. Nieka (the god) forbid the monkeys the talk with words. For many years after the law was made, monkeys did not talk. One day, they were watching each other jump around. One monkey saw an amazing jump. He said, “OOOHHH!!” After that, every day when the monkeys watch each other jump around they all say, ”OOOHHH-AAAHHH!!” and that’s why monkeys say the things they do.
the Oceans Are Blue-Green
When the world was young, the grass, ocean ground, and sky had to pick colors for themselves. Grass chose green, the ground chose brown, and the sky chose blue. The ocean wanted blue and green. So, the great sprit said, “There is another color you pick, blue-green!” So, the ocean picked blue-green because it is in the middle. Now, the ocean is blue-green.
People Have Different Names
There once was a family who had a very special daughter. She was special because everyone else around her looked the same, acted the same and did everything the same. It was sort of a tradition with her people, but they didn't realize it. Everyone even had the same first, middle and last names! People were so used to it that they didn't e even think about it anymore, until SHE was born. When her family brought her home and showed her to the townspeople, they finally realized that everything was the same. The family knew they couldn't give her the same name as everyone else, so they gave her a DIFFERENT name. Eventually the people started thinking of different names for themselves, and that's why people have different names today.
There Is Grass
There is grass for one reason and one reason only, and here it is. One day Grass, the horse, was running around when his left hoof got a rock stuck in it. The land back then was all gravel and desert. So, he went to Mother Nature and asked if there could be places on the Earth with soft stuff covering some spots. Mother Nature granted Grass' wish and named the soft areas after him. That's why we have grass today.