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The Ultimate Symbol of Love

A Feat Fit for the Gods

By Stephanie J. BradberryPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 2 min read
The Ultimate Symbol of Love
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Mir—a demi-god of admirable metallic strength—and Are—a demi-goddess of crystalline beauty—longed to make their love eternal. Their dream manifested with the help of Laetitia, bringer of happiness and joy.

Laetitia recommended many ways for Mir and Are to be together forever. Like Adam and Eve they went through several manifestations of togetherness, like back-to-back, face-to-face, and side-by-side.

Ultimately, Laetitia suggested they remain separate. Laetitia was able to bring them closer together but not truly capture their love.

The preservation of Mir and Are’s love was a feat requiring the collaboration of the gods. Laetitia sent them to Athena, the wise and crafty.

Athena decided to immortalize their love with a symbol. Mir gave one of his hands. Are gave one of her eyes. Athena carefully set Are’s beautiful eye in Mir’s strong hand. A symbol of delicate beauty and supportive strength.

Despite their great love and sacrifice, they were but demi-gods plagued with frail traits of their mortal parent. Displaying their love proved futile, as flesh rots and decays.

Their symbol needed refinement.

Mir and Are sought counsel with the Moirai, the three sisters of Fate. Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos considered the best gods and goddesses to create an immortal symbol of love.

The Moirai called Aphrodite, Theia, Hephaestus, and Hermes to Mount Olympus.

“Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and sensuality, shall oversee the making of the ultimate symbol of love based on Mir and Are’s sacrifice of hand and eye.”

Beautiful Theia, goddess of radiance in precious metals and gems, was tasked with providing the best materials for Hephaestus. Artisanal Hephaestus, god of metalworking and sculpture, crafted a ring with prongs to hold Theia’s biggest gem, inlaid on the sides with the remaining precious stones. Aphrodite tasked Hermes, the messenger god, with providing succinct, powerful words conveying everlasting love. Hephaestus emblazoned the message on the inside of the ring.

That is why today the symbol of love is a beautiful, precious gem set in a strong, precious metal, inscribed with a message. It is an emblematic mirror reflecting the promise of undying love that comes and stays together with the help of many along the way.

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Stephanie J. Bradberry

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  • Mariann Carroll2 months ago

    Very creative 🥰

  • Gina C.2 months ago

    Oh my, amazing story, Stephanie! 😍 Really love how you tied everything together with the Gods!

  • I just read Novel's comment and I agree. Great story Steph enjoyed reading it very much

  • Loving this 😍Starting from the Beautiful Picture😉💯❤️✨❗

  • Amjad Ateih Dib2 months ago

    well done sister nice work

  • Novel Allen2 months ago

    I love mythology. Those Greek Gods were awesome. But geez, love has been a pain in the tukus from the beginning of time. It took all those Gods to get it right, yet it still is not fixed. Great story Steph.

  • Gerald Holmes2 months ago

    Great job of Myth-making. And a great take on the challenge.

  • Somehow, this has a familiar ring to it. Lovely myth.

  • Mariann Carroll2 months ago

    Awesome mythmaking 💗🫶🏽

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    This is fabulous. Well done.

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Beautifully written!!! Lovely story!!!❤️❤️💕

  • 👏 Your knowledge of the mythical Gods is impressive and this is lovely. 👏

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