I'm so hideous. Why am I so ugly? Those stupid Gods are to blame! They made me look like this!
How dare she speaks about us this way! I am the one who made her look so beautiful!
Apollo and Artemis, make her pay for what she said about me!
Aphrodite, please calm down!
One day a girl named Cleora lived in a small village. Nothing was ever good enough for her. She always wanted more.
Ahhhhh! Help! I can't see!
Cleora kneeled down by the edge of a smooth, glassy river and started to talk to herself. She also remembered that she forgot a mirror. This was tragic for Cleora, for she was so vain and always wishing for more.
Little did Cleora know her words were being heard all over the universe, on great Mount Olympus and the fiery depths of hell. When Aphrodite heard what Cleora said she became furious. She immediately asked Artemis and Apollo to make her pay.
Artemis and Apollo had both sent down beams of light. Apollo sent his beam from the sun so Cleora would be blinded during the day and Artemis sent hers from the moon so she would be blind during the night.
Cleora started wandering aimlessly and as night fell the dark shades of the night started to come back to her vision. She looked up and saw something that had never been there before. There were bright twinkling lights in the sky
Every day she goes blind from when Apollo struck her and wishes for the night to come so she can see the beautiful stars from all of Artemis's beams that missed her and bounced back up to the sky.