Divine Meeting

February 2, 2011
Characters:
Zeus: Greek God of the sky and climate and law, order and justice plus ruler of the Greek Gods
Apollo: Greek God of music, poetry, plague, oracles, sun, medicine, light and knowledge
Horus: Egyptian God of kings, sky, and vengeance and ruler of Egyptian Gods
Ahura Mazda: Persian God of creation, defender of truth, and is all-knowing
Vishnu: Indian (India) supreme God and Preserver of the Universe
[The Great Hall is a room made of precious jewels and in the center is a round table made of gold and diamonds. In the center of this table is a globe chiseled from large pieces of pearl. Adjacent to the table are 5 thrones made of gems and gold. Ahura Mazda waits on his throne while the Gods of the Middle East arrive. Vishnu is the first to arrive since India is a close neighbor to Persia.]
Ahura Mazda: Ah, Vishnu you have arrived prior to my instructions.
Vishnu: Yes, and must I say you have very good handwriting, but aside from that if I may ask…
Ahura Mazda: All will be explained when everyone arrives.
(At that moment Zeus and Apollo arrive)
Zeus: I hope we are not interrupting anything.

Ahura Mazda: No, no, please come in.
Apollo: My visions have told me that this unprepared reunion will choose the fate of all the creation.
Zeus: You’ll have to excuse him Ahura Mazda, I only brought him along to get Hera off my back; she says I spend too much time striking humans with lighting bolts and not enough time with my offspring.
Ahura Mazda: I know, and have already set up an extra chair.
Zeus: Man that is striking, mainly since it only happened as I left Mount Olympus this first light.
(At last Horus arrives in the form of a hawk, then transforms into his human form in his seat)
Zeus: Long time since last we meet, eh bird butt; he-he I have waited long to say that.
Ahura Mazda: Silence! Please now this is an emergency of major extent, we must make haste.
Zeus: Can we at least do one round of Divine Sacrifice?
Vishnu: Divine Sacrifice?
Ahura Mazda: Divine Sacrifice is a game in which the players take turns out doing each other in power by “punishing” mortal, animal, and/or land in the most artistic way possible, and I infer we have enough time for ONE round.
Zeus: YES, I’ll start us off.
(Zeus then waves his hands across the pearl orb, causing it to change it to a highly detailed version of the mortal world from a bird-eye point of view.)
Zeus: Let’s see what to do… oh I know!
(Zeus then summons a lightning bolt in his hand and throws it in the globe which causes the one area of impact to become larger and larger till the bolt crashes into a farmer in the middle of a field in Athens.)
Horus: A lightning bolt again, man you are original (sarcastically).
Zeus: Let’s see you do better.
Horus: Fine.
(Horus then summons a fire ball in his hand and throws it into the globe which, as before, made it zoom in until the fire ball landed on poor fisher man’s boat placed off an Egyptian dock causing it to burn and sink killing both a local fisher man and his 10 year old son.)
Vishnu: How could you do something so heartless; this is not what being a God is about is it!?
Ahura Mazda: Calm thyself, Vishnu for this is for the better of mankind.
Vishnu: How!
Ahura Mazda: This “game” shows the mortals that we do exist and thus in order to ensure their safety, they then worship us which then gives us the energy needed to protect them as well as to bless them with good luck.
Vishnu: Ok, I guess it’s ok, but I’ll not have any part of it.
Zeus: Good, because that just means I’ll be that much closer to winning.
Ahura Mazda: My apologies but it looks as though we are almost out of time.
Horus: So who won?
Ahura Mazda: … You have Horus.
Horus: Yes! In your face Zeus!
Zeus: You’ll not be so lucky next time.
Ahura Mazda: Now then on to our main topic of the day, there is a new religion in the center of our territories that promises to be a real threat.
Zeus: What’s wrong, can’t we just stamp it out like the other small religions?
Ahura Mazda: No, for this one has a God that is as old as we are but is somehow stronger.
Horus: What? Aren’t we the oldest and strongest gods in this region? Who is he Ahura Mazda?
Ahura Mazda: Believe it or not Horus, this God’s followers worked for your people for years.
Horus: Wait, you mean the Israelite God is the threat to us? Look! He caught us unprepared.
Zeus: Oh yeah, I’ve heard of this, MAN did that guy make a mockery of you guys. Ha-ha.
Horus: Hey! Seth was attacking us with a large army, so we could not notice the plagues.
Ahura Mazda: Anyway, putting everyone’s feelings aside, we need to focus on the fact that He used Godly powers in the Egyptian realm.
Vishnu: Realm?
Ahura Mazda: Realms split all the gods of certain religions based on the sum of followers in the region and keep them from harming those who reside within.
Horus: This is why I burnt an EGYPTION ship instead of a Greek ship.
Vishnu: I see, so that means that this God broke a sacred rule.
Ahura Mazda: Indeed, and now we must find a way to punish him.
Apollo: Perhaps we should let him off with a warning.
Horus: No this “sparrow” shall not upset my feathers and get away with it, I shall have revenge!
Zeus: Man I have not seen you this angry since I mentioned Seth awhile ago.
Ahura Mazda: Order, order! Now, with “calm” heads, let’s think of a rational plan of action.
Horus: No need Ahura Mazda; this is an Egyptian matter so the Egyptian gods will handle this.
Ahura Mazda: Wait Horus, you do not see the danger of this new threat; this will affect us all.
Horus: I don’t care what you say; we will take care of this God ourselves.
Vishnu: Revenge is never the answer.
Horus: That rule is for the mortals, NOT THE GODS.
Zeus: I stand behind you 100% Horus.
Vishnu: Not you too.
Zeus: Sorry, but this is their problem so they should handle it as they wish.
Apollo: And should they fail and He goes against our people?
Zeus: Then we shall handle it.
Apollo: But…
Zeus: But nothing Apollo; if there is anything I know about Horus, he will make this guy sorry.
Apollo: Very well. Good luck Horus sir.
Ahura Mazda: Ok then, three out of five votes favor Egyptian rule. Meeting adjourned.
(Apollo rises from his seat as if in a trance and walks toward the front of the stage.)
Apollo: So it came to be from that day that the Egyptians gods tried in vain to find and punish the Israelite God. As time went on, the Gods would struggle to survive. Yet, compared to the soon to be Christian God, all of the gods around the world for all time pale before him.
Zeus: Yeah right, come on Apollo; let’s go home Hera is arranging a nice banquet in my honor.
Ahura Mazda: Everyone is dismissed. (Everyone but Ahura Mazda leaves.) So it shall be written. So it shall be done.
THE END





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Evan said...
Feb. 7, 2011 at 1:16 pm
Great Work, I couldnt have said it better myself.
 
lily said...
Feb. 5, 2011 at 9:34 pm
I love this!  This is better than anything I could have done.
 
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