that time, there were no people, no animals, no trees -nothing.
It was all a desolate wasteland with no end. Space lay still
upon the flatness and the immense sea rested over chaos. There
was nothing brought together, nothing moving. What was above
bore no relation to that was below. Nothing was seen standing.
Only the silent stillness of the water could be felt as it seemed
to fall into the abyss. In the silence of the darkness lived
the gods who were said to be Tepeu, Gucumatz and Hurakán and
in whose names are guarded the secrets of creation, existence
and death, the earth and its creatures.
the gods came to the place where darkness dwelled, they spoke
among themselves, made clear their feelings, and agreed on what
should be done.
thought of how to make light flow, light, which would be fed
by eternity. Light was then formed within the womb of the eternal
existence. They also studied the original nature of life, which
abides in the heart of the unknown. The gods were favorably
disposed to the existence of the creatures who were to be born.
Before this certainty, they said: -It is good to empty out the
earth and separate the water from the low places so they can
be cultivated. The sowing will be fruitful because of the dew
in the air and the moisture underground. The trees will grow
and blossom, give fruit and spread their seeds. Future inhabitants
will eat the harvested fruit and in this way have both nature
and its food. This is the way it will always be. They will die
the day they have it another way .
so the formation of the land where the new beings would live
was decided upon. Then the clouds which had filled the space
between the sky and earth were set apart. Under these clouds
and from the water on the surface, the hills and mountains that
we see today began to appear. Forest of cypress, oak, cedar,
and mahogany trees were formed in the valleys. The wonderfully
rich sap from the trees released a sweet, acid aroma. The path
that divided wet space from dry space was opened.
seeing what had been done, the gods said: -The first creation
has been completed and it is beautiful in our eyes.
They immediately wanted to finish the work
they had begun."
Ermilo Abreu Gomez