|Olympus of Yesteryear (standard:fantasy, 3387 words)|
|Author: Nathaniel MIller||Added: Jun 12 2015||Views/Reads: 713/568||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A long lost base of the Greek gods that once orbited Saturn is discovered by probes of the future and visited by man to research the find. Only to find a presence to greet them after three millennial.|
The Olympus of Yesteryear The infinity is space, a world filled with serene light, uncountable stars in the deep darkness and with dying and forming stars, abounds with many life forms. Yes, space is alive. The entire universe, our galaxy, and even the many solar systems are filled with many such life forms. They are filled with many that love, aspire and fight in war, and there are others that are peace loving. Many forms of life are in the universe, and they live scattered throughout its cold vastness. The speck that makes up our Earth is one such place, a place where wars have come, and have gone, leaving their mark. A solar system named "SOL" resides in a mere corner of the infinity of space, and so does the huge galaxy known as the Milky Way where the SOL system resides. It is one of seventy such systems located here in the mere tip of this galaxy and in this solar system that nine planets orbit the single life-giving star. Living on the third one, an insignificant body called Earth is an advanced civilization known as humankind. Far from Earth on the moon known as Hyperion, orbiting Saturn, a lone ancient Greek temple stands. It is half obliterated from the many impacts of meteor hits, and half demolished from the rocky debris that speeds through the space around Saturn, but nevertheless is the only thing that stands on the exact center of the plateau on the moon's surface after its destruction long ago. It is where the famed temple of Greek Gods is located, where gods, such as Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Apollo, Poseidon and multitudes of others like them, ruled and lived several millennia ago. It was once a way station for their mighty starships that once streaked through the heavens, traveling into the stars, coming from a far off galaxy which was lost to a super-nova that had destroyed their home world. As for Hyperion, it was once a large moon that was not unlike its sister moon, Titan, and two others long ago that orbited Saturn. Saturn only had originally four moons and it was during ancient times that Hyperion was destroyed into rubble by the squabbles among the immortals. Hyperion was knocked out of its aligned orbit because of the Immortals fighting, squabbling amongst themselves, and causing it to collide with two of the four original moons of Saturn. The explosion, they caused, would cause the moon to shatter into a million pieces, shifting Saturn only slightly, as the pieces orbited Saturn to make up the rings of Saturn. The rest of the larger fragments of the moons remained in orbit, making up smaller sized asteroid sized moons that orbit Saturn, and the several chunks left over made up the larger moons such as Tethys, Dione, Rhea and Iapetus. Titan was the only moon to remain intact, spared the calamity of destruction as it remained close in to Saturn orbit. As for the immortal's station and waypoint in this part of SOL, it had been destroyed, causing them to flee to Earth and to take root on Olympus on Earth. There, they would arrive by their great ships, and build their home on the stormy top of Olympus. There the immortals would look down upon the indigenous life forms on Earth with curiosity, as they divided up the Earth and its features to govern it among themselves. They would live among the humans on Earth as gods, to be worshipped, and together help the humans who live on Earth. They did this while Hyperion, the temple they once occupied, spun and tumbled alone through the stars of space, devoid of life, as it orbited the planet known as Saturn. Until now... as a lone Starship from Earth, a huge Science Cruiser belonging to the Earth Federation of the twenty-second century, arrives to this place. It comes now, several millennia, after the immortal vessels once streaked and traveled through the stars of space, to Saturn. Man had come from Earth as they traveled forth into the stars in spaceships, exploring the galaxy and the universe as the Immortals once did, three millennium ago. Sitting on the bridge of this large ship, known as the U.S.S. Calcutta – EDCSV322, the crew monitors their approach to the Saturn. Captain Sarah Parks sat in the Command Chair, staring at the view screen, surrounded by her brave crew on the bridge of the ship. She has been in command of this ship for over ten years now, dispatched to many worlds far off into the many galaxies and solar systems in the universe. This would be a first, however, that they would be exploring Click here to read the rest of this story (333 more lines)
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