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Ovid Metamorphosis
The Creation
In the beginning there was chaos and shapeless matter
Then either god or nature began sorting out the confusion
He moulded the earth into a great sphere, then he separated, wind, water, air and
fire
He added seas, rivers, lakes, plains valleys and mountains
He added…

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But mighty Jupiter took one of his lightning bolts and shook mount Olympus and all
the other mountains
They bodies came crushing down to earth and there fearsome bodies lay prostate
Mother Earth took pity on them, so she drenched the blood of the giants and gave it
new life;…

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Notus flew out on his soaking wings, his beard was a bundle of rainstorms and
instant rain poured from the sky
Iris the rainbow sucked up the moisture to thicken clouds. The corn was flattened
and farmers wept for his wasted prayers
Neptune the sea god deployed his waters to…

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The stones started to loosen and slowly assumed a new shape. They soon grew
larger and gathered a nature more gentle than a stone.
An outline of a human could be seen and veins of the rock changed into veins of
blood
Stones threw from hands of man were transformed…

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Often her father would remark, `you owe me a son my daughter,' but blushes of
shame would spread through her cheeks as she replied to her father, `Darling father I
want to remain a virgin forever, please let me. Diana's father allowed her.' And her
father granted her wish
When…

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However Jupiter knew his wife had come down to Earth so he changed Io into a
snowwhite heifer. Juno admired the cow's beauty. Jupiter had told her in was born
of the Earth as he hoped to stop her asking questions
Juno then asked him, `please will you give her…

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Io part 2
As he was telling the story he realised that Argus was falling asleep
At once Mercury stopped talking and struck his sickleshaped sword at his nodding
victim.
Juno extracted the eyes from dead Argus and gave them to a peacock to wear as
jewels, her own bird…

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