Love of Sun and Earth
long ago before life began, the lord of the universe was known
as Sun. Sun was big, mighty, strong, radiant and full of energy.
He was admired for his power and strength. A young maiden
named Earth, spent her time circling Sun seeking his affection.
had great tenderness for Earth and he showed his love by warming
her with his radiant beams of light. However, as much as Sun
wanted to be close to his love, he knew that if Earth came
too close, she would burn to death from his fiery flames.
Sun told Earth never to move close to him. For protection,
he created a lady of the sky named Axis to keep Earth on a
continual route, distant enough from Sun that he could not
cause her any harm.
Poor Earth never knew of the danger and so she
cried over her longed love. Sun created a companion for Earth
to reflect his light upon her when he was not there, Earths
companion was named Moon. He then created billions of children
which he named stars, to hang in the sky with Moon to sparkle
love towards Earth. Although Earth enjoyed the companionship
of Moon and was comforted by the stars, her love for Sun was
still very strong.
One day while Earth was circling her route around
Sun she wondered to herself why he would never let her go
near him. She escaped from Axis and advanced towards Sun.
As she proceeded closer she became hot. Her land became dry
and her water bodies began to flood as her polar ice caps
When Sun realized what was happening he roared
loud, crackles of anger, that Earth had disobeyed him. Bolts
of light escaped from him and great tears of sadness poured
out of him as he thought about the fierce storm brewing up
on Earth. Puffs of anger blew out of his nose. They caught
the tears which were pouring out of his eyes and floated towards
As they came closer the puffs started to melt
and Suns tears fell upon the surface of Earth and they
calmed the raging firestorm. As the storm cleared from Earth
she moved back to Axis. She then realized why she could never
be close to Sun.
Occasionally, Sun blows puffs of anger and tears upon Earth.
His roars can be heard from the sky as bolts of his light
can be seen escaping from him, reminding Earth never to draw
near him again.
Jane MacLean is
an author of many childrens literature