Heya, I've been working all night (its 5 am right now) in order to get this piece done. It's my first ever attempt at the COTM, although im pretty pleased with how it turned out. It was a though thing, to participate. My anxiety has gotten so bad, that im barely able to leave my room anymore. i've gotten really anxious that im gonna horribly fail this month. Its been hard to continue working on with the piece, was going to give up on multiple occasions, but managed to make a result in the end. Hope you like it! Anyways, here it is;
In the depths of the caves lived Hephaestus, the god of the blacksmiths. Hephaestus was rejected by his mother, Hera, because he was deformed and a sore to the eye. She threw him off of the olympus back to earth. His ugliness forced him to live in solitaire. Hera, feeling guilty for the exilation, arranged a wedding for him with Aphrodite. The prettiest goddess and the ugliest god to have ever existed didn't have a happy marriage, as Aphrodite cheated often on him. The two ended up divorcing, which saddened Hephaestus deeply. In an attempt to soothen his pain of never finding a lover again, he tried to bring her beauty back in his life with his trusted forging skills. He took the finest metals of Greece, and forged them with the golden locks of aphrodite. The children were half weapon, half god. Their father learned them to blacksmith, learning them to combine their divine blood with solid gold. The oldest daughter, Lavender, prettier then Aphrodite and better at forging than her father, forged a two sided Axe, resembling her two sided connection with earth and the gods. She went to the core of the Olympus, and the weapon broke the realm inbetween gods and humans, making it finally able for her father to return to the mountain. The wall between the two dimensions would continue to be broken up until the Axe was parted in two, distancing the two worlds again.