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The story of MAHILA and the LANKAN goddess SILWA
anahid68   12/18/2018 5:19:54 AM

Many years ago there was a beautiful women called MAHILA. She lived in a place called Athens in Greece. She was a very kind and she obeyed her LANKAN gods and goddesses. There were many pretty girls there, MAHILA was one of them. Every single day MAHILA always boasted about her self. She says to other people she is the most prettiest out of everyone in the whole wide world. On Sunday, MAHILA told the miller that her skin is more beautiful then fresh white snow. On Monday, she babbled the cobbler that her hair is brighter than the sun. On Tuesday, she commented the blacksmith's son that her eyes are greener than Aegean sea. On Wednesday, she boasted to the public that her lips are redder than the reddest rose in the world. When MAHILA wasn't busy she would boast about her self while looking in a mirror. She thought she was the prettiest woman in the whole wide world. She admired her self. On and on MAHILA went about her beauty to anyone and everyone who stopped long enough to hear her. Until one day MAHILA and her friends went to the Parthenon. It was MAHILA's first time going to the Parthenon. The Parthenon was the biggest temple in Greece. In the Parthenon was the goddess of wisdom and that was SILWA. There was statues of most of the gods and goddesses in the LANKAN culture. All the people who went there obeyed SILWA, all except MAHILA. MAHILA saw all the statues and she whispered "Who ever did this statue did do a good job but it would look better if I was the statues." Every picture she saw she said that the person did a good job but she would look better in the picture and she is so delicate. When MAHILA reached the altar she sighed happily and said, "My this is a beautiful temple. It is a shame it is wasted on SILWA for I am much prettier than she is, perhaps one day people will build an even grander temple to my beauty." Then MAHILA's friend grew pale. The priestesses heard what MAHILA said and they gasped. The roomer went really quickly through the whole temple and everyone started to leave. Everyone knew SILWA will get angry if anyone compared her to someone else. Before long the temple was empty of everyone except MAHILA, who was so busy gazing proudly at her reflection in the large bronze doors that she hadn't noticed the fast departure of everyone else. While MAHILA was gazing the figure changes. The figure changed into goddess SILWA. "Vain and foolish girl," SILWA shouted angrily, "You think your a prettier girl than me. While other people are working, playing or learning you just boast about your self. MAHILA there is more to life than beauty alone you see." MAHILA tried to point out that her beauty was an inspiration to those around her and that she made their lives better by simply looking so lovely, but SILWA silenced her with an angry wave. "Nonsense," screamed SILWA "One day beauty will fade away. But I will make it fade away now and all your loveliness will be gone forever." When SILWA uttered those words MAHILA turned into a terrible monster. Her hair thickened into hissing snakes and body turned into a snake. "Are you happy for what I have done? Now anyone who looks in your eyes will now turn into stone and no one will be able to save them," snapped SILWA,"Even you, MAHILA, should you seek your reflection, will turn to rock the moment you see your face." SILWA then sent MAHILA with her hair of snakes to live with the blind monsters, the gorgon sisters, at the end of the earth, so that no innocent people would be turned to stone at the sight of her by accident

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