In 5500 BC, the lesser creator god Nebro was overwhelmed by the perfect reflection of his face upon the waters. This fierce joy developed into a great reluctance to break the glory of this mirror image by forming dry land. Instead, he disobeyed the instructions of the Great Spirit El, and in the overbearing pride of his rebellion, deceived himself that his work was complete.
The Face of the WatersWell almost, because first he dived into the deeps to create a watery garden of Eden where he breathed life into the Adam, the first merman. To ensure that the Earth would sustain life without dry land, the demiurge made an adjustment to produce oxygen.
Enraged by the disobedience of the demiurge, El silently forced himself through the boundaries of the flawed little world. But rage made way for surprise and then joy when he discovered that the Earth was teeming with a raptuous harmony of life that he had never imagined. He then quietly withdrew, and in so doing, he committed the final act of the creation: the formation of free will.