Betu's Tears

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Okay, this was made a long time ago in my Sophomore year of high school for English class. We were studying the myths and legends surrounding Oregon's natural landmarks and how it came to be. And the myth in this case was that of the creation of Multnomah Falls (Original Native American legend:http://lewisandclarktrail.com/section4/orcities/portland/legend/index.htm). Then we made our own myths pretty much and this is what I came up with. Let me know what you guys think. Enjoy! :)

Submitted: August 05, 2010

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MILLENIA AGO at the passing of the eclipse, a little girl by the name of Betu was wandering through the Tall Forest. She came upon a clearing where she saw a pit filled with jagged rocks. This was where her people sent their prisoners and their enemies to the Underworld. Yet Betu was far different from her people; she was the kindest of them all. 

Looking up at the clouds she spoke softly, "Forgive my people for their wickedness. Please forgive them!" Then a great storm arrived, sending lightening upon Betu's village. Betu rushed back to her village , falling to her knees at the Gods' destruction. With a heavy heart Betu climbed to the cliff tops. Tears were streaming from her eyes, pouring deep into the pit for which her people had killed so many. It filled to the brim with sparkling tears.

The Gods saw Betu crying, but they could not stop her. She cried and cried and cried; her body becoming fluid, seeping into the Earth, traveling through the land while Betu's tears still fell. Years have passed and still to this day, many people claim to see the shape of Betu crouched low, crying for the death of her people.


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