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ChaseVriend

Period3English1P
3/14/2016

ChaosandPeace
Inacontinentfarfarawaythereweremortals,immortals,
gods,andgoddesses.AgodnamedHesiodruledoverOlympus,the
Heavens,theWorld,andeventhedeepestdepthsofTartarus.
Hesiodwearsfiercebattlearmourandwieldshisweaponofchoice,
amallet.Hesiodsmalletisthe2ndmostpowerfulweaponinallthe
Heavens,theWorld,inOlympus,andintheUnderworld.Butof
courseeveryoneknowsthemostpowerfulweaponisbelieffromthe
mortals.
Foryearsthegodswouldgodownandslaymortals,
everythingwaschaotic.Onedaythesoontobe
rulerof
Olympus,godofweatherandtheHeavens,Zeus
grewsickof
allthechaosandfeltthereneededtobeachangesohe
challengedHesiod.Hewasnearlykilledandwassentdownto
Tartarus.Whilethishappened
Zeus'swife,Hera
fledbecause
shewaspregnantwiththesoontobeheroinforthischaotic
era.WhileHeralivedin
Hephaestus's
mountaineverythingonly
gotworsethemortalslostallhopeforabettertomorrowand
juststartedbelievingin
Hesiodandhisspecialty,chaos
.
8monthslateranewhoperose.
Ayounggoddessthat
specializedinjusticeandpeacewhowasaddressedasDike
.
Shewasbeautifulandfromdayonesheknewwhatshewas
theoppositeof.

Shethenstartedtrainingforherfuturefight
againstthegodofchaosmentally,physically,andspiritually.
ShetrainedwithApollomentally,Athenaforphysically,and
Harmoniousforspiritually
.ApollotaughtDikementallyhowto
makedecisionsandoutsmartheropponents.Athenataught
Dikephysicallyallbattlestrategiesandwisdom.
Harmonious
taughtDikespirituallyaboutthespiritsaroundherandusing

mortalsbeliefstomakeherstronger
.Thethreeofthesegods
taughtDikehowshewasgoingtobeatHesiod.Butoneday
shegrewtiredoftrainingandfeltitwastimeforhertoface
Hesiod.Sheleftthemountaininthemiddleofthenightto
surpriseattackHesiod.Shehadsnuckintohislairwithher
weaponofchoice,asword.
Shestruckhimfrombehindhe
wentflyingintothewallofhislairandrecoveredquicklyWho
areyou?Hesiodfiercelyasked.IamDike,goddessofjustice
andpeace!Sheproudlyreplied.Theythenstartedbattling,
startingwithHesiodlungingather.ThenlaterendingwithDike
pinnedagainstthewallandHesiodsmalletsmashingagainst
Dikesribs.
Hesiodcursingherforevertryingtooverthrowhim
andsayingYouwanttoknowwhyIwontoday?Becausethe
mortalsbelieveinmeandIhaveKronossmallet!Thenallof
thesuddenHeracamethroughtheroofandstartedbrawling
withHesiodsoDikecanflee.Dikereachesthemountainand
tellsAthenawhathappened.AthenaandApollothenreachthe
lairtoretrieveHera.Dikeendsupgettingasternlecturewhile
shemoansaboutherinjuredribs.
Asclepiuswascalledbyher
fatherApollotohealDikesinjuredribs
.Shethenbegan
trainingharderthanever.Sheevenhadrevealedherselfto
mortalsandtheyhadspreadthewordandshegrewstronger
becauseofthemortalsbeliefs.
Twomonthsfromthelastfightshehadtriedagainbut
thistimewithanarmyofmortalsandgods.Thearmyreached
thelairandHesiodputeveryonetosleepexceptforDike.
ThisisthedayyoudieDike.Hesiodsaid.Dikelungedathim
andtheythenstartedbattling.Neitheronewaslosingand
neitheronewaswinning.Thenthefighttookaturntheyboth
hiteachotherwithastrikingblow.Theybothdied.
Nowtothis
daytheyhaveabattlewitheachotherinourownselves.
Thesetwoenemiesarenowrepresentedasthebadinus,the
goodinus,ying,andyang.