The Doom that Came to Sarnath
The Book of Truth, Chapter Two
But there was darkness throughout the world, for the lights Desna was wreaking in the sky were small, and the darkness between them vast. Evil wrought wickedness in the darkness, and there was pestilence, famine, and shivering, and in the darkness were committed treason, murder, rape, thievery, and all manner of sin. The good gods saw how creation suffered, and knew pity, and called the suffering to Fire, that they might at least not shiver as they died. And those who still hoped followed the call, but as they approached Fire they found a place that was not cold, and not dark, and as they continued they felt the pain of heat, so they stopped where it was not cold, and not dark. And they stopped following the call to Fire, and huddled together, and were able to live.
And when the good gods saw that creatures could live here and not die, they ceased to call the suffering to Fire, and they said among themselves "lo, Fire has given creatures warmth, that they might not suffer, and light, that they might not be betrayed each by the other in the darkness, but they cannot draw closer to Fire to take it for themselves, lest they be consumed. Let us go into Fire, and draw it out for them, and give it to them, that they might carry it with them, and not huddle in one small place, while evil and weeping and cold consume all of the world." And so they did according to what they had spoken, and creatures carried fire into the world.