The Book of Truth, Chapter Five

And the good gods said to Desna, who was wreaking the sky, "Lo, Desna who wreaks the sky, lo and behold what we have wrought with our hands, for there was fire and ice, and we have made the world between them, where there are cool winds and warm. And there was darkness, but we have brought light. And the whole world fills with fertile fields, mountains, forests, rivers, and sea; and clouds pass through the air and bring their rains; and creatures dwell in all places; and fruits yield great bounties. Everywhere there is eating and drinking, growing and building and crafting, mating and the birth of young, and creatures that are curious and joyful and good; and evil is not destroyed, but it is oppressed, and no longer can it destroy the whole world. Come among us and dwell among us and see what we have wrought, for did you not say in the beginning 'you go to wreak the world, and I shall wreak the sky, and when the world is whole and filled then I will come to see it'? So then come and see." But Desna looked down at them with wide eyes that would not close and with skin that had become as pale as her stars, and would only say to them "I have seen." And she turned again with haste to forge and craft and weave more stars.

And the good gods said to her "Desna, who wreaks the sky, lo, you have wrought so many stars already. Why should there be more, but too many jewels and each becomes meaningless. Lo, we have learned that there must be balance in all things. And what beautiful thing have you seen, that you cannot look away for long, but you would look again at that instead of coming to see the work of our hands, and the things that we have wrought?" And Desna said "I have seen the space between the stars, and so I must make more."

And Desna would not explain her words, and would not be dissuaded, but she was not deceitful like evil, and because the good gods greatly desired her company, and because she had said "when the world is whole and filled then I will come to see it", the good gods called her to keep her promise. And that is why sometimes Desna can be seen moving across the sky to do her work, but then she descends to the world, for she keeps her promise, and comes to the world, and moves all about it, but then ascends to the sky to wreak more stars, and she does not explain her words "I have seen the space between the stars, and so I must make more." And her hair is dark, but her skin became pale, so when she looks down from the sky at the world we see her pale face, but when she looks into the sky we do not see her.

The Book of Truth, Chapter Five

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