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My own Greek Myth

Once in the Greek city named Sicily, there was a beautiful girl. Her name was Amethyst. She had beautiful violet-purple eyes, and some said that there were stars in them. She had darker purple hair, and fair skin. When the Spartans and Athens came and fought in Sicily,  Amethyst was fifteen and she packed up a small bag and ran away.

Three years after Sparta and Athens left, Amethyst was eighteen. She had grown even more beautiful. Her eyes had gotten brighter and more ‘stars’ seamed to appear in them. Her hair silkier and smooth, and since she had lived in the mountains her skin had grown darker. There was one problem though, she was trapped in the mountain by a gargoyle. Gargoyles have pitch black eyes, that seem to see nothing, razor-sharp teeth that poke out of their mouths, long sharp spiky claws, each a foot long, and long scaly wings that stretch out about three yards, and their skin is stone. This gargoyle’s name was gtochlawsemltr, which means, Fast Killer in English. Amethyst was not scared for she was used to the beast of which had captured her. She spent her days trying to figure out a way to escape her prison.

Amethyst loved the beautiful flowers on the mountain and so longed to be able to buy some from the shops in the town at the bottom of the mountain. One day Amethyst came up with a plan to get the gargoyle to let her go down to the shops. Early in the morning she got her strength and courage and she went to the gargoyle. Fast Killer was sitting on his usual rock looking down at the people, and then sometimes looking at the sky above. “Oh, Fast Killer, may it be so that you would let me go down to the shops at the bottom of the mountain, of which we call home, and buy some of the lovely flowers?” Amethyst asked with all of her intents.  Fast Killer looked at her, and said, “Why does you wants to go down to the bottom of the mountain, wish you to escape?” Amethyst looked at Fast Killer with her starry gaze and said, “If you will just let me go down, I could grab the flowers and come back before sundown.” Fast Killer shook his head and said, “No! Never ever!” Amethyst wiped her face, because she was covered in slobber from Fast Killer’s mouth when he screamed.  Amethyst quickly ran off and pretended to cry.  She ignored  Fast Killer for the rest of the day. She refused to eat, and barely drank. She was starting to get sick and was very slim. Finally Fast Killer shouted for Amethyst to approach him. She was barely able to stand and fell down, making it so she had to crawl to him. Fast Killer said to Amethyst, “You may go down to the mountain, and stay in the small town for three days, once those three days are over you must come back, at once, and no wandering! Also you have to be in good shape, so you can’t go until you are well again!” Amethyst got better within two days of eating, drinking, and exercising.

She was half way down the mountain when night came. She traveled the rest of the way in the pitch black darkness. When she had finally gotten into the  town it was early in the morning.  She went straight to the inn and told them she would be staying for three days. When she looked in the mirror at what she looked like she was astonished! “Oh! What long and dirty hair I have! And my clothes need to be changed! I can not go around looking like this!” So Amethyst cut her hair down to her shoulders, bought a beautiful purple and gold dress, and got some earrings and rings. When she was finally pretty enough to go out with the other people, she was one of the most beautiful people in the world!

She explored the town, the shops, and then she went to where a crowd of people were. The crowd of people were admiring a handsome young man and his beautiful horse, the horse had wings! She was amazed at the beautiful horse and wished that it would come to her. “Oh, beautiful horse shalt though come unto me?” She whispered under her breath. In an instant the horse was flying down right towards her! She almost fell to the ground when it landed and his rider jumped off.  Amethyst  was impressed by the beautiful features of the horse. He even stepped up to her so that his beautiful eyes looked upon her. She stroked his soft face and his feathery wings with wonder. His rider suddenly stepped up to Amethyst and kissed her hand saying, “Fair lady what is thou name? I have never before seen a girl as fair as you!” Amethyst started blushing, but could not make herself  look away from the boys face. “Ah! My name is Amethyst, and you are the most handsome boy I have ever laid mine eyes upon!” Amethyst looked away and regretted saying this then remembered that this was the second day of her three-day adventure, and she hadn’t gotten any flowers. She rushed off towards the flower stand. She realized that the young man had followed her. She bought all the flowers she could afford and then walked off to get her stuff. She knew that she would have to be at the top of the mountain by tomorrow evening, or she would be punished. “Wait! Amethyst! Where art thou going?” Shouted the boy following her. Amethyst turned around to face him. “What is your name?” She asked realizing she had never asked his name. “My name, my fair lady, is Bellerophon.”  He looked into Amethysts eyes and opened his mouth in awe. “Your eyes, my fair Amethyst, they twinkle with stars! Oh! What a beautiful sight!” Bellerophon said to Amethyst still clutching her hand in his. “Look,” Amythest said, “I have to get to the top of that mountain before sundown tomorrow, and you are just getting in my way! Now let me go!” Amethyst had never before been mean to a young boy, especially when she thought him to be handsome. Bellerophon let go of her hand and whistled. In an instant Pegasus was at his side, and Bellerophon jumped on his back. “My fair Amethyst let me take you up to the mountain top on my fair Pegasus.” Bellerophon held his hand out to Amethyst and beckoned her to get on. Amethyst took his hand and they flew off to the mountain top.

Well Fast Killer had been watching and saw Amethyst flying on the back of Pegasus with Bellerophon, and he was mad, so mad that he got up and started flying with his long strong wings.  When Amethyst saw this she screamed and fainted falling off the back of Pegasus! Oh how fast Pegasus flew to save her life! In an instant she was on his back again. Bellerophon had drawn his sword and was trying to stab at Fast Killer. But Fast Killer’s wings were made of scales, and his body of stones! Amethyst was getting mad. Bellerophon was no match for Fast Killer and he was going to get ravaged.  Just then the sky got dark, as dark as Amethyst’s eyes, and the stars were twinkling as bright as ever. Suddenly the stars started to explode! And with each explosion part of Fast Killer would crumble away and when the stars were all gone, Fast Killer was dead, and the sky cleared up. In Amethysts eyes the stars were also gone. And she was starting to fade away into nothingness. Then suddenly the sky opened up and the gods took Amethyst with them! A year later Amethyst returned and she married Bellerophon. And they lived happily ever after.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

n the sky split open and Aphrodite picked up Amethyst and took her as her child. As it turned out, Amethyst was her child! And she had come to Earth to kill Fast Killer and save Pegasus and Bellerophon.

A year after Amethyst had gone home to live with the gods and goddesses, she came back down to earth and Amethyst and Bellerophon were married, and they are still going on adventures to this day.

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