The Other Gods
Another day in heaven. Not one thing wrong, all the things in universe were working perfectly together, not one thing wrong at all. Except a conflict between two people. Well, not really people, they weren’t like you or me. They were a little more important, a little more major then you or me; they weren’t people at all, they were Gods.
Some of the most important Gods too. Zeus and Ares were arguing over one of the most argued matters even before Zeus over threw the titans. The idea of creating more Gods and Goddess.
“I’M TELLING YOU ZEUS THIS IS A HORRIBLE IDEA!” Ares was filled with rage, his voice echoed through the entire earth, but it only sounded like thunder to the people. “THE LAST GODS WERE HORRIBLE! ALL THEY DID IS SIT AROUND AND DO NOTHING BUT GET THE THINGS THEY WANTED!”
“Well maybe these will be a lot better off!” Zeus was a considerable amount calmer then Ares. “Especially if you teach them Ares! They never did pay attention to me, but maybe they will pay attention you!” Zeus didn’t seem to understand what Ares was saying. “Besides what was the worst thing those Gods did wrong?”
Ares just stared at Zeus for several seconds before saying, “Well let’s see, the God of Jokes you created told the people to build ‘a magnificent temple ten stories to honor your God’s name!’ Then after fifteen years of construction on those poor people’s part, he said good job! Then he knocked it all down and laughed, then turned all of their live stock pink and green!”
Zeus laughed and said, sitting down in his huge throne, “So? It was pretty funny you have to admit that!”
Ares could not believe what he was hearing; and the fact that it was coming out of Zeus mouth made the entire thing worst! Ares hesitated and said, “Lord Zeus, do you honestly think that these Gods will be any better?”
There was no hesitation on Zeus part when he said, “Well they might be better.”
“EXACTLY!” Ares shouted, and it vibrated the entire earth. “THEY MIGHT BE BETTER! THEY MAY ONLY MIGHT BE BETTER! DO YOU SEE WHAT I AM SAYING ZEUS?”
“Well they would be better if you taught them!” Zeus smiled and smiled at Ares. But it wasn’t really a pleasant smile. It was a smile that said, you’re going to do this rather you like or not .
“But—“Ares started to argue, but he stopped. He knew if he continued to argue, Zeus would do something unspeakable. “Very well.” Ares sighed.
“Great! I’ll create them tomorrow!” Zeus smiled, staring at Ares.
Ares knew what Zeus was going to ask next. He knew the answer Zeus wanted to hear. But Ares really didn’t want to answer them. But he had to otherwise he could be in deep trouble.
“Now,” Zeus said happily, “What Gods do you think I should create? Maybe another god of jokes . . . those tend to be really funny. What do you think Ares?”
“NO!” Ares shouted with anger. “WE DO NOT NEED ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE!”
“Why not?” Zeus asked Ares; shooting him an expression that said, I am going to do it anyway.
Ares knew Zeus would do it anyway but he just had to say, “Remember what I told you what the last one did to those people?”
“So?” Zeus frowned. “Well I’m going to do it anyway.”
“Yes Zeus.” Ares said, walking out of the room.
“But before you go, Ares, what other gods do you think I should create?”
“That’s completely up to you Zeus.” Ares glared; but Zeus couldn’t see it.
“Alright then.” Zeus said happily.
When Ares was walking down the stone hall, he thought to himself, “how about a god of stupidity? That would be your one and true god . . .”