“Mutantism on The March”: Chapter 5: “And The Greek Gods Get Involved”

Dr. Zodiac, physician to the Greek Gods, and his good friend, Zeus, were treading on the beach of their island home Samos, as it is known in modern day Greece. They were deeply absorbed in discussing the nature of the universe and failed to notice the elongated battered metal object on the beach until after they had very nearly tripped over it. Both looked at each other with astonishment. In this strange object was a babe. Zeus stuttered, “This is some sort of miracle. We have not yet finished our plans to create mankind yet in front of us we see a baby. How has this incredible event happened. Even I as leader of the Gods and an all powerful do not know how this child has landed in our midst. Is there a message to us in this? Are more powerful gods testing our compassion? Is it a message from some other planet? Is it a blessing or a curse?”

Zodiac was too perplexed to respond immediately but after a couple of minutes of reflection spoke, “Perhaps Zeus some of your ideas may be correct and deserve closer study. Perhaps it is some sort of omen but for now let us cease this speculation. The babe is bleeding from the toe and I must see the wounds are attended to. Let us take him to our retreat.”

And so Willie Jr. was taken to the domicile of the Greek Gods and his arrival sparked great interest. After a brief discussion the Gods decided to adopt him as one of their own. They bestowed immortality upon him and were resolved to impart their godly wisdom to him to ensure a regal upbringing. After consulting with some of the more scholarly gods Zeus managed to decipher the strange language on the babe’s bracelet….”Willie Montenez Jr”.

Willie was raised without any knowledge of his past because what that was were a set of facts totally unknown to the Greek Gods. Like any youth he frolicked his days away on the beach but not all was play as he received daily instruction from the Gods on philosophy and morals. Hundreds of earth years passed and Willie grew to adulthood. These were spectacular years that witnessed the creation of man and animals. Willie was a popular figure amongst the Greek Gods. His wit, intelligence and honesty charmed them all and they were proud he had evolved into such a fine lad. The Gods were particularly impressed with his insatiable desire to discover the truth on all matters he considered.

Willie had been too young to participate in the adventures at Troy but had participated in the French Revolution and the 1906 Serbian Croatian Pig War and with charming ease he had reconciled angry pig farmers and politicians. Even to this date you can see faded pictures of Willie shaking hands with the Ministers of Agriculture of Serbia and Croatia. Of course, Willie had not told them of his origin as he knew not what it was nor did he admit he was a consort to the Greek Gods. He was simply known as Josif Montenegro.

After so many epic adventures in the hands of earthlings the Greek Gods would assemble and discuss the direction of world history and where it should be flowing. However as time passed it was increasingly obvious that the course of history was spinning out of their control and even beyond the power of the Gods. Nuclear bombs and chemical and biological warfare were hideous to them but for the moment they refused to capitulate. Computers were baffling to them and they had difficulty, even as great scholars, to understand the writings of Fanon, Marx, Hitler and Lenin. This new civilization was baffling and was overtaking them. The once mighty masters of humankind were now becoming obsolete. Shortly a series of uncontrollable events would drive them off the planet they had strived to rule justly.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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