use your best creative writing techniques to explain any aspect of nature. For example: why the rainbow has so many colors, how ants came to be, why the elephant has such tough skin, why the giraffe has such a long neck, why pine trees have pinecones etc. Use all the parts of the standard writing process as you prepare your myth.
:here’s an exmple of a creation story ready in classA Creation Story
In the beginning, before there were heavens and earth, all that existed was ‘Chaos’, a dark and formless void. After many ages of time had passed, there appeared two very tremendous beings, the most ancient goddess Night and her brother, Erebus, the Depth. And from these two beings was born Eros (who is Love), the most powerful of all the gods. After him arose Gaiathe great Earth-Mother who brought forth from herself first the world we live on and then Uranus – the starry sky that lives above and around her and which is the eternal home of the blessed gods.
Then, subtle Eros brought the Earth-Mother and the Sky-Father together in love and from them in the course of time was born several strange and monstrous creatures – the early births of time. First came three brothers: Gyges, Cottus, and Briareos. They were bigger than mountains and terrifying to look upon. So their father, Uranus, took them from their mother and shut them up in the dark places under the earth. Gaia next bore the three Cyclops (the Wheel-Eyed ones) who were smaller than the other brothers, but still huge and they had a single round eye in the center of their forehead. These, too, their father shut away in the earth afraid of their size, strength and their ability to make weapons – for they were the first smiths.
The last children of Gaia were the twelve Titans, six sons and six daughters, larger than mortal men but not monstrous. All twelve were endowed with beauty and majesty. Finally Gaia, weary of Uranus’s cruel treatment of her other children, appealed to her Titan sons to avenge their suffering. She offered them a sharp sickle of adamant – the hardest of stones – with which to wound their father and drive him away. Only Cronus, the youngest and bravest son, dared to take the offer. He waited until Uranus came down to embrace Gaia, then he took the sickle and maimed his father – thus severing the union of Earth and Sky. Then Cronus ruled in his father’s place over the whole world; but he would not release his monstrous older brothers from their captivity under the earth.
The six Titan brothers took their sisters for wives and their offspring were the gods that fill the land and the air. To his oldest brother, Oceanus, Cronus gave all the oceans of the earth and his children were gods of the water. His many sons were the rivers of the earth and his daughters were the nymphs of the fountain, lake and stream as well as the sea. The nymphs are a gentle and kindly race, beloved by both gods and men. However, one of them whose name is Styx, the Hateful, is unlike the others. Her stream rises in a sunless underground cavern and her waters are chill and numbing to the heart. Even the gods themselves, if they ‘swear by Styx’ fear to break their oath.
The most beautiful of Uranus’s Titan children were the light-god Hyperion and his sister-wife, Thea, who lived in a palace of clouds in the eastern sky and whose children were Helios the Sun , Selene the Moon, and Eros the Dawn. Eros became the mother of Phosphorus the Morning Star, Hesperus the Evening Star and the Planets (the wandering stars). Her other children are Eurus, Zephyrus, Notus and Boreas who are the Four Winds that blow from east, west, south and north.