Dark clouds, gale force winds raged the four compass points, curses and oaths echoed from the mountain tops.
This was the dark mood of Erebus, as he responded to Eo, his wife, and her continuing argument – that the blackness of the heavens was the folly of his stubbornness. He should seek the guidance of Zeus.
Erebus believed in his own god-like immortality – and to seek guidance with Zeus was never an option.
Pandora looked down from Mount Olympus, feeling great sorrow for Eo, as she struggled to convince Erebus that the darkness was the result of his stubbornness and that the world should be parted into Night and Day, allowing the earth to be verdant, for flowers to grow and bloom, for forests to flourish, rivers and oceans to form, so allowing for the abundance of wild life, thus laying down the foundation for humankind.
So Pandora sought counsel with Zeus, putting forth Eo’s argument, and also her own solution to the problem of Erebus’ unwillingness to listen to reason.
Zeus gave ear, finally agreeing. It was time Erebus was taught a lesson.
Now Zeus laughed heartily at Pandora’s plan to re-name Eo, giving her the new name of Eos, thus gifting her ‘’Nature’s Dawn’’, finally to end Erebus’ obstinacy.
Eos then tricked Erebus into thinking that he had finally convinced her. She sat with him on the peak of Mount Darkness. He gloated and smiled, as he looked down on the barren world that lay before them.
Jumping to her feet, Eos uttered the word ‘’Dawn’’. Then s-l-o-w-l-y, darkness began to lose its power, the beauty and majesty of ‘’Dawn” was born, bathing the world in its golden light.
Erebus gasped at the beauty that lay before him. Flowers, forests, rivers, the sound of nature filled the air.
Eos grasped Erebus’ hand. “You have now witnessed the ‘’Birth of Dawn’’ and Earth’s bounty.”
“You have been taught a great lesson Erebus. How stubbornness can become the darkness that blinds’’.