Why does the sun rise and set?
Two Gods fall in love and create sunrise and sunset to keep the creatures on Earth alive.
In the beginning there were two Gods: the Sun God, Matahari, and the Nature Goddess, Alam. They both lived on the Earth and neither of them knew that the other existed.
The Sun God's only job was to hold himself up. Even though he couldn’t create anything, he felt as if he was the most influential God on Earth.
One day the Nature Goddess was bored and decided she wanted to create plants and animals. Once she had done so, she promised to always take care of her creations.
Matahari noticed that random creatures had started to come upon the land. He was curious on how it had happened and started to look around.
Alam climbed the tallest tree to find the creator of the noise. When her eyes met the eyes of Matahari, and they instantly fell in love and decided that they wanted to spend all of their time together.
Matahari roamed the sky until he reached a large, enchanting forest. He decided to start yelling, hoping that someone would answer.
Matahari decided that the only way to make Alam happy would be to give his power up and hide from the Earth, and that’s exactly what he did.
Alam talked to Matahari for a whole day, but at the end of the day she noticed a problem. All of her plants began to dry up and all of her animals were exhausted. She instantly knew that the sun had dried out her creations.
Another day went by and Alam noticed that there was still a problem. The plants were dying and the animals had nothing to eat. She became extremely confused. She thought about the problem for hours before she finally came up with a solution.
Once Alam realized what her creations needed, she quickly began yelling for Matahari to come out of hiding. Alam climbed to the top of the tree again. Once he showed up, Alam told him about the problem with her creatures. She mentioned her solution and Matahari immediently agreed to it.
The plants and animals needed the sun, but couldn’t have too much of it. Matahari would come every morning to see Alam, but would have to hide from the Earth the last half of the day. He would rise and set every day.
The two Gods followed that same schedule forever and the Earth remained problem free. The plants continued to grow, the animals evolved, and the two God’s love continued on forever.
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