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Look up. Do you see the stars? Did you know they are people? They talk to each other, and work and play and live together just as we do. In the darkness of the beginning, long before any of our kind existed, the stars still lived.
This is a tale of a star’s daughter, Earth, child of Sun and Moon. Her parents had settled far from others and she longed for companionship. Her father, Sun, surprised her one day with a gift. He called it plant. Earth’s new plants spread and multiplied, and for a time she was happy.
The plants grew numerous, but after a time they forgot about Earth and she became lonely again. This time she talked to her mother, Moon. Moon too gave her a gift, called Animal. The animals too spread, and they kept the plants in check. But they multiplied, ate too many of the plants, or each other. Earth had to monitor them constantly. And they too forgot her.
The next time, Earth did not go to her father or to her mother. She looked into her own heart, and she created one more being. She gave it the green cast of the plants and the form of the animals. She taught it to balance upright. She taught it to care for the other creatures. Most of all she taught it to never forget her. That was the first Sprite. We have also spread, but we have never forgotten Earth.