Word of the Day:
- any large, overpowering, destructive force or object, as war, a giant battleship, or a powerful football team.
- anything requiring blind devotion or cruel sacrifice.
- (initial capital letter) Also called Jagannath. an idol of Krishna, at Puri in Odisha, India, annually drawn on an enormous cart under whose wheels devotees are said to have thrown themselves to be crushed.
So, that last definition is fun. I think I’ll avoid that one (both the suicide and the using of that definition). Let’s see what else I can come up with.
For the god Ieyr, prophecy was neither a blessing nor a curse: It was existence, an idol, a religion, and a juggernaut. It was Purpose. Without prophecy, without the vast desert of Time, Ieyr would not have existed.
Ieyr was not born; he began existing in the realm of his fellow gods, before there was an Earth or men to have destiny or time to study and read. He knew where he was, and he knew that he was. He decided he wanted to see, so he created for himself an eye—a single, sky-vast eye, bright blue, glowing even in the sourceless light of Immortality. He saw no need for a body, but he created, too, a voice for himself.
Ieyr’s first words were these: Time has started.
Mydea was beside him. She asked, When will it end?
Ieyr said nothing.
Many eons later, his single eye blue above the world, illuminated by what humans called the sun, Ieyr found Mydea in the expanse of existence and said, When we do.
Mydea understood. A century later, she slipped down to the earth and created for herself a body with which to build her temple.
Ieyr laughed like thunder and said, Stone will crumble.
Mydea looked at the sky and smiled. So will men, she said.