the LORD, Jehovah, God, the Holy Spirit
Yahweh is the youngest son of El and his second wife, Rahmay. Athirat being the chief wife, her children were usually more of a concern, and therefore Yahweh spent more time with Rahmay than El. He was born and raised in the desert until his fifth year of life when El moved them to Mount Lel. In his younger years he would explore the desert and the large tent which they lived in. To the dismay of his brothers and sisters, Yahweh was a curious child. He would get into anything, and sometimes get lost in his own home. This led to him often being scolded by his father, mother, and siblings. Though, his mother was less harsh in her words than his father. She was more merciful, and well-liked among the group.
Sometimes, Yahweh’s older siblings liked to tease or bully him. It was normal, and they all did it amongst themselves, but especially to the youngest of the group—which happened to be Yahweh at the time. He was especially noticeable with his bright, white hair and light-colored eyes, which contrasted with his siblings. The eldest child of Athirat, Attar, would step in to his aid. This was something that counted on into Mount Lel, but gradually faded as he was no longer the youngest of the whole group.
His life was relatively normal as a child aside from being cast aside as a child of lesser importance. It affected him in only that he never really learned vital things he needed to work as a God. As he grew older, it was questioned what Yahweh would even do for his life. He, in return, had no true answer to give. Yahweh was able to interact with his father on occasion, but his father, being chief god of the Canaanite deities, was a busy man…and sometimes embarrassing. A permanent memory of El in Yahweh’s mind would have to be when he was around twelve and his father invited other deities for a banquet, and then proceeded to get drunk and disgrace himself. It was Yahweh that recited the incantation to soothe his hangover. Other than that, interaction was at a minimum compared to other siblings, who were much older and already done great things.
Once Yahweh was 13, he found himself one day accompanying his father on a trip to meet the leader of all deities—Saturn. Saturn’s domineering presence forever left a mark on Yahweh, and the thought of the god almost causes him to shiver. It was also during this time that Yahweh met with another deity by the name of Jupiter, or Jove. He was around the same age as he, if not a tad younger. The prophecy about the young deity was well-known throughout all the sectors of deities. Jove was prophesied to one day overthrow Saturn, and his mother had saved him from death by fleeing until she had birthed both Jove and his twin sister, Juno. To Yahweh, it was obvious why Saturn had decided against slaying his son. Jove was too kind of a boy and too innocent in his nature to ever plot to overthrow his father. His father was especially hard on him.
The royal deities made Yahweh feel out of place. They were nicely dressed in clothing that made their own look rather common. While Jove had an assured place within society, his own was questionable. Though, that day Jove had looked to Yahweh rather intensely with his gold eyes before smiling and saying:
One day, you will grow to become a very important god. To some—The God. Even if it is we that will run the whole of society they will give to you thanks. All things, in their view, will have been your doing, and they will love you.
Yahweh, surprised at Jove’s prophecy, responded:
And do you have the ability to see the future? I am simply a lower-end god who doesn’t know his purpose, or what he’ll do with his life, while you have a place set for you in this world. How can you possibly know that?
Jove only smiled, but then he grew very serious:
In the end, I can only tell you this: be careful what you wish for, Elohim.
The title, which resembled the name of his father, set Yahweh on edge, but Jove had already been called away by his father before he could further interrogate him. Yahweh pushed the conversation from his mind, and afterwards continued his life like normally—without any sense of his purpose.
As his life went on, Yahweh began to be viewed as a useless deity who did nothing to contribute to the society. Yahweh, on the other hand, simply viewed himself as he hadn’t a clue what he was supposed to do. No one guided him in any particular direction; no one offered him a place to go, or any woman to marry to. He found a hobby in creation. Yahweh loved to tinker with the elements and see what his mind could conjure out of them. It became a talent that his mother pointed out could land him a place in the order. His journey out to find a deity who would take interest led him to meet a beautiful goddess who teasingly introduced herself to him as “Asherah”. Yahweh, knowing this to be untrue, accused her of lying about her name.
The goddess laughed and replied:
I am that of a nameless goddess with only a purpose. More often than now I am referred to by the concept I embody, but then…I am also a goddess of love, sex, fertility, and war. So then, are my names that of my element and also ‘Love’, ‘Sex’, ‘Fertility’, and ‘War’? I do not embody those as a concept. They are for other conceptual deities like I. And so, I may be living in the home of the god Saturn, but I am still so low that I am without a calling. Call me Asherah, and so it will be that I am.
The playful goddess was mysterious to him, but Yahweh found himself hanging around her more and more. She was as kind as she could be cruel; she loved as passionately as she loathed. He almost thought that he could grow to love the virgin goddess, who claimed to be a goddess of sex and fertility, yet had never had intercourse or bear children. She would not sleep with him or provide any children, but she would love him when in his company. Yahweh was soon informed that the lovely goddess would be given to him as a wife and consort by El. He had observed them upon her visits and sought out whom she answered to in order to strike a deal. The news was just as much a surprise to Yahweh as it was to her, but she took it in good-humor. From her, Yahweh landed a job in the home of Saturn. It was the first time that his father expressed pride, though his mother was critical of the decision. She pushed Yahweh to reject it and try to find something more suiting for him, but Yahweh refused and said he had no other choice in the matter. The young deity left his home dimension and moved into Olympus, where Saturn and his future wife resided.
Yahweh landed a job as a writer of documents that held records important to Saturn—which included information on other deities, realms, and registered permits. It wasn’t the most exciting job, but Yahweh was grateful for the work. It loosened the talk going around that he was a lazy, useless deity with no talent or work ethic. Now he at least had work. Yahweh, in his free time, found he quite enjoyed writing as much as he did creation. Though, in his free time he did not waste his time writing up documents. Instead, Yahweh wrote his thoughts and opinions without being aware that, one day, these words would inspire what would be the Bible.
He did not see his fiancée as often as before. She had her own work to attend to, and the two were generally kept separate due to tradition until they were officially married. Still, the goddess—who still insisted on the name Asherah—would sneak into his work office and sit with him. Her presence somehow soothed him, and he appreciated her required curiosity in his writing. The goddess would read his thoughts and politely comment on their validity. Her voice was earnest; she did not lie about her sincerity. Yahweh was silently happy of the support.
Within Olympus he also had the companionship of Jove. He found the kind-natured deity a relief compared to all the serious, war-scarred older deities who did nothing but debate politics all day. Jove hadn’t a care for the politics, though he was well-educated in their ways. He was educated in many things. Yahweh knew Jove could go on for hours on the most minor of things in explicit detail that not even an expert would have knowledge of. He fancied the royal deity more than he fancied his sister, Juno. Juno was a nice girl, but she had the fiery temper of Saturn that would scare any male off. Despite that, Yahweh saw that Juno still succeeded in turning heads. She was just as beautiful as the other goddesses and just as desirable. Though, she was way out of his league.
It was close to Yahweh’s wedding day when he sensed something amiss. He made his way to the goddess’s room to find her poisoned by the drink she’d just drunk. She died before he could call for help or give any hint as to who poisoned her. It was quite a blow to the young deity. He officially mourned her for nine months according to tradition; Yahweh would continue to quietly mourn her until present days. With the wedding cut off Yahweh was still kept as a writer and also made a companion to Jove, who felt sympathetic for him and felt he needed to get out of Olympus for a while. Jove took Yahweh on adventures to different realms, where Yahweh learned and experienced things he’d never dreamed existed before. This heightened his imagination, and the urge to create something great began to rise in his mind. Yahweh required a permit to be signed off to create anything new, and doing so was a long process he was not quite ready to challenge. So, Yahweh stuck to his small creations while musing on other possibilities for when the right time came. It was also true that, during the adventures, Yahweh and Jove became something like lovers. Due to social status, the two could not be officially recognized as a couple, and so the two kept their love affair in secret.
Yahweh lived happier in Olympus being a companion and secret lover to Jove. While he was still suppressed from using any of his true talent or potential by Saturn, Yahweh found himself content in his life. As time went on, though, Yahweh began to notice Jove become more restless and nervous. The young deity would not fully confide in him, and it frustrated Yahweh. Yahweh was never a deity for confrontation, but he did eventually confront Jove on the matter and the two had a small argument. Jove was broken down and he admitted to worry about his sister, Juno. Yahweh felt terrible for upsetting Jove, though he listened patiently as Jove explained Juno had become pregnant from an unknown source:
I know my sister to sometimes act rather promiscuous; I worry for how our father will react. I assume he will not take it as kindly as I have. What I mean, Yahweh, is my sister has fornicated with some unknown male and has fallen pregnant. She refuses to share with me the identity of this man, and claims it’s of no one’s business—not even our father’s. In all my sincerity, and excuse my tongue, but I don’t give a damn that she chooses to have sex; Juno is as old as I, and can lay with whom she chooses. I just worry for her.
And why does she refuse the identity of the man to you, if you’re her most-trusted brother? Surely she can entrust in you such information and be aware you’d never breathe a word to your father.
Jove only smiled:
Juno had made her mind up earlier, and she is as stubborn as a bull. Even to me? She’ll never tell.
It was later observed by Yahweh, at Jove’s side, that Saturn, indeed, did not take the news well. He told Juno that the child was to be given to him upon its birth and he would consume it. As for Juno, she would be banished into Tartarus during her pregnancy and possibly for some time after. The news was devastation to all three of them, and Jove was deeply unsettled. During the night he would visit Yahweh in his study as he wrote and pace about the room as he rambled on about the injustices that would take place within the next 10 months. Jove claimed that Juno would take the punishment with her head held high, but he could not stand for this. He would not stand for it. Jove turned to Yahweh with a fire that the young deity had never seen before and was honestly scared of. He listened in a slight state of shock as Jove declared war on his own father. Yahweh objected to this out of concern for Jove’s life. Jove would hear none of it, and said when spring came and the land was most fertile for lightning that he would challenge his father. Then, without another word, Jove had left.
Spring came, and so did the day that looked most likely to provide strong strikes of lightning and powerful storms. The ground was cold, but the air warm. Rain was falling heavily as if symbolizing the sorrow that would take place and the winds howled with such force that even the bravest of the gods could be unnerved. Yahweh felt the tension in the air, and noticed static. Jove was a god of lightning. Today was a perfect day for him. Yahweh’s heart dropped when Jove came to him and stated his very thoughts. He was going to challenge his father at the peak of the day. Jove lightly kissed Yahweh on the forehead and told him that, no matter what happens, he was not to interfere. Yahweh was still deeply upset by the whole thing, but agreed to respect Jove’s wishes. The two remained together that whole morning and Yahweh followed him when it was time to face Saturn.
Saturn was outraged at Jove’s challenge. He told Jove that if he wished to go through it, then it was a fight to the death. Jove agreed to the terms and the fight began. Yahweh watched the battle; he did not interfere even when it looked as if Jove would lose. He only painfully watched as Jove was continuously tortured and beaten down by his father, who obviously held more power. Jove’s mother, Ops, wept beside Yahweh for her son. It was the belief throughout the deities that Jove would lose. Yahweh was angered by their lack of belief, even in his own, for Jove. He broke his silence and yelled out to his companion in his support, knowing that he would be executed where he stood if Saturn won. He stood tall despite his terror and continued to yell his support for Jove. Ultimately, Jove used the conditions in his favor and his own cleverness to overthrow Saturn. He did not kill his father. Instead, Jove banished him down into Tartarus to Saturn’s disgust. Saturn commented, before his fall, that Jove was too merciful and, in the end, wouldn’t last long on the throne.
Jove’s victory was a relief, though the young god fell as soon as Saturn had been banished. Yahweh hurried to his side as Ops ran for help and begged him not to die. If he died, then Saturn would be freed from Tartarus and allowed to resume his reign. Yahweh kissed Jove on the lips in a silent plea for him to return to them, and Jove began to breathe. It’s rumored that the kiss shared some of Yahweh’s power and life force, which was enough to spur Jove back to life until help arrived. Jove recovered from the battle and took over as supreme chief of all the deities. With it came more responsibility than he’d ever had the pleasure of handling, but Jove adapted with ease. He freed Juno from Tartarus and allowed her to give birth to and raise her son, Vulcan. He also offered Yahweh a higher-ranked job, but Yahweh refused and claimed he was content with the writing job he currently had. The deity was still not one for greater responsibility. He was sad to not see Jove so much afterwards, but the two still spent their free time together.Jove’s reign was a peaceful one as far as peace could go for such a large system. Fights were less frequent and Jove worked to keep everyone on more equal terms. Overall, his rule was a good one and the other deities came to love him. Things were fine until Juno vanished from Olympus. Jove grew extremely stressed over the ordeal and began to search for her daily. Yahweh attempted to support Jove as best as he could, but Jove was inconsolable. He simply would not calm until he found his sister, which he did in a place called Thrace around 9 months later. Jove returned to Olympus with a newborn baby in his arms—without Juno. He announced her death from childbirth and introduced her son, Mars. A planet was made and named after the son by Juno’s request. Yahweh inquired about the boy and learned that Juno had created him alone—without a male. Mars was her son and hers alone. He was also now in Jove’s care and to be raised by him. Yahweh could do nothing more than offer his assistance of it were ever to be required.
Jove acted differently after his sister’s death. He withdrew from others unless it was a required greeting and was less tolerant of visits. Yahweh tried to reach Jove, but found it nearly impossible to penetrate the newfound wall the deity had put up. He grew frustrated with Jove and began to hole himself up as well. He decided to focus on writing and began to work on an outline of something he wished to create—a new species that he would call “angels”. Yahweh worked on them for years. He perfected them to the point of even developing their own language, called Enochian. Yahweh sketched out 4 of them in the beginning and named them Lucifer, Raphael, Uriel, and Saraqael. He later added others—among them Gabriel, Michael, and Ramiel. Overall, Yahweh developed over thousands and thousands of these “angel” creatures that inspired him with the thought of them becoming like sons. Yahweh had little hope of finding a woman who would produce biological children, and his love affair with Jove would never officially be recognized. The angelic race would replace the missing hole that had been made in his life by the death of his fiancée.
One night, Jove came into Yahweh’s study like old times and the two had a rather normal conversation. It seemed after the talk that everything suddenly went back to normal. The two began to bond again and Yahweh shelved his project for a while to spend time with Jove. They spent their days closely together until news of a new planet being made without permit reached them. That’s when Jove met Cosmos, who would later have her name changed to Earth—or Gaia—based on the planet she created. Jove began to fancy Gaia, and it became announced that the two would marry. The news crushed Yahweh because he knew that, when they married, that his love for him would have to cease. The two of them could no longer be together.
Yahweh pulled Jove aside to speak with him after he heard the news. It had put him in tears he could not control:
You’re marrying? But then what of me? I know you will say it is because, politically, we’re not on the same scale—but neither is she! She may be high ever since she claimed a planet, but she does not come from royalty. What about me, Jove? I was the beginning. Why couldn’t you marry me?
Jove wiped his eyes:
Yahweh, you know well that it’s not the only reason we cannot marry. There are many other factors that make it simply impossible, even when I control the rules. That doesn’t mean I don’t love you anymore. You know that I hold as much love for you as you do for me. I love you more than the sun and stars, more than lightning, which is my own element, and words simply cannot describe my feelings.
In response, Yahweh accused:
But you love her, too.
An accusation which Jove had no response to…he simply took Yahweh’s cheeks in his hands and kissed him on the forehead. He said:
I still hope for you to attend the ceremony. It’d mean more to me than if my own mother were to not attend. I’m sorry, Yahweh. I know words won’t fix your betrayed feelings, but please know that I am forever sorry.
Yahweh did not attend the ceremony. Instead, he vanished into his study for months and disallowed visitors of any kind. When he emerged, Yahweh went to Jove, who greeted him with open arms and a smile on his face. Yahweh presented to him a plan for a new realm he wished to create called Heaven and asked that Jove sign off on it. He claimed he wished to make the realm and reside there with the species he had earlier worked out—the angels. Yahweh said earlier he’d struck a deal with Gaia to use her planet to hold the angels, but had changed his mind and decided he’d make something different to exist on Earth. Heaven would be a realm mainly connected through the planet, and would act as a resting place for the new species he would make for when they died. Jove inquired about his writing job, but Yahweh claimed he was tired of the job and wished to take a different one—one which he could do while living in Heaven. Jove was saddened by the news, but Yahweh knew he would not reject the idea. In the end, Jove signed off on the permit for both the angels and Heaven, and thus Heaven was made.
Heaven took a total of 6 days to complete. Yahweh moved in as soon as it was completed, but took a day of rest to visit his family—mainly his mother. It had been years since he had laid eyes on any of his siblings or his parents, and he had a long journey to speak of. Yahweh did not share all details of his life, but did inform them of the murder of the goddess he was to marry and then how he was kept as a writer and companion to Saturn’s son, who now led the deities. Yahweh mentioned nothing about them loving each other as a couple would. After the day of rest, Yahweh said goodbye to his family and left back to Heaven. He began his work on the angels—starting first with his designs Lucifer and Michael. Yahweh nurtured the two and taught them like he would children. When the two angels showed promising results as they grew, Yahweh began to form more of them.
His children grew to be many to the point where Yahweh had to create a structure to keep them in order. The oldest of the angels were made into a group called the Seraphim, and from there came Cherubim, and Ophanim. In the future there would be 2 more spheres added to what would become the angelic hierarchy. Yahweh was always above his children, and his children loved him as both a father and a deity. They spoke to him in the tongue he’d developed especially for them, but were also taught to understand the language of the deities. It was not just he that the angels were supposed to be obedient to, but other gods and goddesses as well. Though, overall, it was his word that gave the final order. His development of the angels took many years, and Yahweh removed himself from society in order to complete his project. His separated realm gave him this right. Words about Yahweh did not spread like they had in his younger years. Instead, it seemed like he was all but forgotten in his own little world.
Yahweh only again emerged into existence when he heard of a surprise formation on the planet Earth. He went to inspect the planet and visit Gaia to notice strange creatures that walked on two legs and began to take a similar image of that of deities. He questioning Gaia, who claimed they simply evolved onto the planet.
On this planet there have risen volcanos and heat, then an ocean with soothing cool followed by ice. Again and again, by gifts from other deities, has this planet shifted and changed. My, even creatures much larger than these, though less like us, have walked this planet before being obliterated. Now these, except, in a way, they represent us.
The creatures eventually melted into each other to form a race that was decided to be called human. Yahweh, intrigued by these humans, studied them and eventually asked to adopt two of his own to study. Permission by Gaia was granted, but on the condition that Yahweh provide the human race a place to go when they die. Yahweh, in return, added sections to Heaven for the dead souls and created angels who would deliver the lost souls to their proper resting place.
Yahweh took a male and female human and formed a land atop a mountain that was inaccessible to others. He named them Adam and Eve and placed the two in a paradise on Earth he named the Garden of Eden. His angels were set to guard the garden and its inhabitants from danger. Adam and Eve were granted eternal life as long as they remained in the garden, together. The two humans loved Yahweh. They stayed true to his wish and resided in Eden.
Gaia returned to Yahweh during a stroll in the garden to speak with him about a job she had to offer. She offered to him to work in a triangle of three—he being the third—to look over the humans. Yahweh said he would think on the offer. He returned to Heaven that night and within the week accepted the offer from Gaia. He was given the title of the Holy Spirit and set to work with the goddess Lilith and god Helios.
THE HOLY SPIRITEdit
Yahweh’s description of his partners would be as followed:
Helios—a laid-back sun god with blindingly gold-colored hair that had a soft glow to it and lazy, red eyes whose color reminded Yahweh of volcanic lava. He was only a little older than Yahweh, but held less motivation.
Lilith—a goddess of femininity and darkness, her eyes could take on a creepy glow at times that unnerved Yahweh. She was a critical woman with her own harem of lower-ranked females; a fiery spirit who held onto some rather radical ideas.
Yahweh found Helios to be more agreeable out of his two partners. The two would often agree on things that would upset Lilith and set her into a rage. She would claim sexism against them, but they would reply that it is not sexism and they simply did not think her radical ideas to be the better option. The three were equal, but Lilith did not feel this was so. The three worked together, but a tension was coming between them and Lilith as time went on. Yahweh was gifted with the power of omnipotence to fit his job as the Holy Spirit. It was his job to keep constant watch over the humans and hear their prayers to the gods, and then he wrote a summary that assisted in deciding what was best for them.
There was one of Lilith’s servants, her favorite one, which caught Yahweh’s attention. The woman gave off the aura of a goddess, but one of a lower rank. It wasn’t her status that drew him, though, it was her face. He could not recall where he had seen such a face before. He only knew that Lilith kept her with her often, used the goddess for creation, which Lilith was weaker in, and that, from what he could see through the make-up, that the goddess was beautiful. Whenever he desired to speak to her the goddess would vanish. She avoided him like a plague, and Yahweh could not fathom why. He would not ask Lilith about the woman; Lilith was highly protective and secretive of the goddess. The two were not on the best of terms anyhow. So, Yahweh went into hiding and followed the goddess.
Yahweh stopped the goddess and tried to question her, but she refused to speak word to him. She turned away from him in silence; the disrespect struck some anger into Yahweh. He commanded her to stop and grabbed at her, only succeeding in pulling her cloak down and revealing her long, wavy black hair. It was even more familiar to him. He demanded to know her name; who was she?
Why won’t you tell me your name? You are a servant of Lilith, but this does not excuse you from following the word of other masters. I command you, goddess, to reveal your name to me this instance.
The goddess turned to him, slowly. Her eyes were dark, lips full and painted red, and face pale from white powder that had been applied to the whole of it. Lilith’s crescent moon marking was painted at the corner of back her eyes; it made her pretty, but he thought she would look more beautiful without it. She approached him and stopped before him as she pulled her hood back over her head. Her voice was soft, polite, but tense:
Even if I am to serve you as I do for my mistress there is no proper name I can give you. You may refer to me as Ishtar, and maybe that will suffice. Just know—I know that look in your eyes, and I can’t give myself to you. Hear me…
She leaned closer:
My red lips are poison. I belong to Lilith. She will hold displeasure and disgust for me if I was to betray her orders, and for you she will cause great discomfort if she finds my lips on you. And she will. For two, I am a virgin goddess. For this to be maintained I may not give any man or woman vaginal sex. I apologize, but for you I am forbidden.
Yahweh regarded her with amusement:
I am not requesting a marriage of you. I asked for your name, and who can blame a guy for feeling lust for such an attractive woman and wanting such a thing? Besides, there is more than one way to gain such a thing—not just vaginal. Why Lilith would see such a problem is beyond me—less she cares so much for you? From the marks I’ve been able to observe on your body, I think it’s not so.
The goddess flinched and turned away again from him at his words. His hand placed on her shoulder to keep her from running. His words had stung her in some way; Yahweh was unsure how. The goddess turned to him again, bade him to follow, and the two retreated to her room. She did not give up her purity, as she said she would not, but she did love on him. It was something both of them would come to regret later—for Yahweh, it would provoke Lilith to retaliate and for the goddess, who would be severely beaten and punished. Though, at the time, the two enjoyed themselves with Yahweh being unable to answer why he felt so strangely close to the servant. The goddess left him later, and he eventually went off to his own room to continue resting.
Lilith was outraged when she found that her servant had been with Yahweh. She punished the goddess before plotting to get back at Yahweh. Lilith went into the Garden of Eden where she corrupted Yahweh’s Adam and Eve. She introduced to them what would become viewed as seven deadly sins—especially lust. Lilith showed them sexual intercourse and watched with amusement, then proceeded to convince them there were better things out of Eden and they were prisoners. Eventually, Eve left the borders of Eden. The angels did not let her back in, and Eve began mortal by leaving the paradise. Adam, who held much love for Eve, ran after her once he realized that Eve was never coming back. The angels quickly alerted Yahweh of their departure.
Yahweh went to the Garden of Eden to find it empty of the two humans. He sensed something amiss and rotten that had invaded Eden. It was no longer a safe haven. Yahweh hid the garden and released the angels of their duties to it. Eden was placed far beneath the Earth, and became a new realm all on its own—forever hidden. Upset that the humans had left, but being unable to do anything since they’d made their choice, Yahweh located the two of them and decided he would watch over anyways. He was disturbed to feel the same uncomfortable feeling from them, but the two were so happy that he did not get rid of them. They were going to create what would one day become his people—the people of Israel—starting with the birth of the twins Cain and Abel.
It didn’t take long for Yahweh to find out that Lilith had been the one to corrupt Adam and Eve. He went to speak with her about it, but found Lilith to have been attacked and possibly dead. When he investigated to see who had done such a thing the goddess appeared and admitted to her crime. She begged Yahweh to say nothing, and that she couldn’t stand Lilith. She did not kill the powerful goddess, but instead had simply put her into eternal slumber. The goddess claimed she now had freedom. She asked that Yahweh let her escape and one day she would repay him with whatever he desired. Yahweh allowed the goddess to go, and she disappeared into the shadows. From there, the trio fell apart. Helios decided to take another job, and Lilith was out of action. Yahweh was left alone in his job to watch over the humans, and remained as their Holy Spirit.
When Jove had hired Yahweh as his companion he had immediately planned to travel. Yahweh, at the time, was unsure if he had been hired as a body guard—which he would utterly fail at—or as a simple travel companion. It was his job to be a writer in the night and follow Jove in the day, unless traveling. Then, he was to follow Jove until their return. The reason for the sudden vacation was not answered to Yahweh; he was to pack up and be ready to go by morning. The places of their destination was a mystery to him, and he thought that, maybe, they were a mystery to Jove, too. Nevertheless, Yahweh was ready to go by morning and the two set off from Olympus—a quiet relief to Yahweh since memories of his fiancée remained strong there. Their first destination was on a mountain that Jove said was called Nysa. He explained that nymphs lived upon the mountain; the most famous of them being the Nysiads and Hyades. Jove explained that the rain nymphs had adopted and cared for the god Dionysus. He also warned Yahweh that nymphs would try to mate with a god to have immortal children. He told Yahweh not to partake in any such action.
Nysa was a beautiful place. Yahweh had lived on a mountain in his youth, but it had been bare and stone. This mountain resembled a rain forest with the dense and varied foliage and dampness. There were few breaks, and in those breaks usually ran streams and allowed a cooling breeze to relieve them of the humidity. It was there that Yahweh saw his first nymph. She was in the middle of bathing when the two of them came, and she, without shame, came from the stream and greeted them. She was petite, pale, and a very attractive maiden. The nymph led them to where the nymphs resided, and Yahweh learned that all the nymphs looked just as petite and attractive. He also learned they were all female. Yahweh questioned Jove on the matter, who explained the nymphs were a species that had to mix with another species’ male to reproduce. It was one reason they targeted deities out of them all; another being the immortal child deal. The child would be born a nymph, but with qualities of the male.
The homes of the nymphs were built high in the trees and made from wood. Pathways hung between place-to-place, and strong vines hung over the trees as a sort of lift up. Jove allowed the nymph to show them how it worked before going up. The nymph stuck her foot in a tied circle on the bottom of the vine and pulled on the other side to lift herself up to one of the decks of the homes. She lowered the vine again and waited for them to follow. Yahweh worried that the vine would not hold them. They were heavier than the nymphs, but Jove reassured and encouraged him. What could a little fall to do them, anyhow? Jove lifted himself first, and then lowered it to allow Yahweh to follow. After the two were high in the trees and within the village, the nymph took them to their leader, who welcomed them and said it was a time of celebration in honor of their visit. They were given the rest of the day and night to rest and settle.