Death of a God

Ezra Azra

Copyright 2023 by Ezra Azra

Roman mosaic.  Apollp persues Daphne.
Roman mosaic courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  Apollp persues Daphne.

Nobody worships almighty god Apollo anymore. It's been over a thousand years since there has been any mention of him in a religious worship. Good riddance, because, like his Dad, Zeus, king of all gods and goddesses, Apollo was a shameless arrogant serial rapist of countless female virgin mortal women, and goddesses. Like degenerate father; like degenerate son.

So far, nobody has bothered to take the time to even guess how Apollo could have died. This account is more than a guess because it is deduced from hard evidence.

Cassandra was a young virgin girl who lived in the Ancient City kingdom of Troy.

Before the time of Cassandra, the practice of heroic righteousness was told in the history about men only; heroic righteousness forever being the pursuit of life at its best, even to the extent of ending life that hinders life being its best.

Cassandra was the first woman of whom it is told she lived an heroic righteous life, even to her last tragic breath.

When her father, king of Troy, led the kingdom into an unjust war, Cassandra abandoned her privileged station, and worked among ordinary citizens. Of the hundreds of royals who pledged loyalty to the king and queen, Cassandra was the only one who chose, in addition, to work among the common people.

While this unexpected choice brought down on the princess the disrespect of all the other royals, even her parents', it brought her to the attention of almighty god Apollo.

As was Apollo's spiteful envious wont whenever he noticed exceptional quality in a virgin woman, he resorted to rape.

Cassandra fought him off; the first woman to have achieved that in his almighty life. He could have easily punished her with death or an ugly disfigurement. His male ego caused him to postpone such punishments until he could rape her first. The only believable explanation of why Cassandra was able to thwart the many attempts by Apollo to rape her, is that the heroic righteousness of her personality proved to be more powerful than Apollo's evil almighty divinity.

When the unrighteousness of her father, the king of Troy, caused Zeus, king of the gods and goddesses, to decree the defeat of Troy, Apollo offered Cassandra he would appeal to his father if she submitted to sex with him. Cassandra refused.

Troy was defeated. Cassandra was taken into slavery by Greek king Agamemnon to the City of Argos. Apollo went to Argos to make a last offer to Cassandra for her freedom.

Goddess Artemis, fraternal twin sister of Apollo, came to know about her brother's evil intent.

Artemis was so utterly disgusted with the sexual perversions within her own family of immortal gods and goddesses, that she vowed she would remain a virgin forever. Her grandparents, Cronus and Rhea, were cousins. Her parents, Zeus and Leto, were cousins. Her twin brother, Apollo, was an inveterate serial rapist of virgin females, women and goddesses.

When Artemis decided to help princess Cassandra against Apollo, she followed the plan by which she had helped princess Iphigenia in the City of Aulis about a decade earlier.

King Agamemnon had made a covenant that if the gods promised to give his fleet of warrior ships good winds to carry them safely across the Aegean Sea, he would sacrifice his firstborn child, his virgin daughter Iphigenia, to them as a holocaust sacrifice on a stone altar erected especially for the holy holocaust.

The gods gave the king a sign of acceptance. The king lied to his wife, Clytemnestra, that their daughter would be married to a famous warrior hero in Aulis, if their daughter was sent to Aulis with her trousseau, immediately. The mother happily sent her happier daughter to Aulis, with a spectacular trousseau fit for a queen.

Goddess Artemis defied the gods. She waited for the drugged Iphigenia to be placed on the altar. Artemis then created violently swirling clouds of visually impenetrable harmless blackest smoke over the altar. Neither the evil king nor any of his sycophants could see that their sacrifice had been spirited away. Artemis whisked Iphigenia to safety, and ignited holy fire that reduced that unholy altar stone to ashes. She had programmed the holy fire to rage fiercely and mercilessly for days.

Before she set out to rescue Cassandra from Apollo, Artemis stole from her father's arsenal, the only weapon that could kill almighty deities: one of his bolts of lightning. How Zeus had acquired such weapons, was a secret known to him only. It was the only reason everyone, in fear, accepted him as king.

Some of the otherwise almighty deities he had murdered with his lightning strikes were, Crius, Iapetus, Themis, and Tethys.

Artemis arrived in Argos in the nick of time. King Agamemnon had arrived home with princess Cassandra as his slave. His queen, Clytemnestra, was determined to murder him for having murdered their daughter, Iphigenia in Aulis.

Clytemnestra was determined to murder Cassandra, as well, because she had been informed that all the princesses of defeated Troy, had been raped by many Greek soldiers before being made slaves and, therefore, were now STD carriers. Had queen Clytemnestra known princess Cassandra was the only princess yet a virgin, she would have, after executing her husband king Agamemnon, accepted Cassandra in the place of their virgin daughter, Iphigenia, who she thought had been murdered by Agamemnon over a decade earlier.

Ironically, the only reason why Cassandra had escaped being raped by many Greek soldiers and so had escaped being a carrier of STDs, was Apollo's determination to be the one to deflower her, sooner or later. Whenever a would-be rapist Greek soldier had moved in on Cassandra, Apollo would turn her into a hooded cobra serpent. Many a soldier died of fright instantly. There had never been a need for Cassandra to sink her poisonous fangs into a would-be rapist Greek soldier.

Apollo, determined to make a last attempt at getting Cassandra to submit to him, followed her to Argos.

In a film video, in spectacularly real color, he showed Cassandra how Clytemnestra intended to murder her, and then to feed her bloody corpse to wild dogs; just as an almighty god Jehovah, at that very moment, was doing in a far away nation to a woman named Jezebel outside the walls of the City named Jezreel.

Apollo promised Cassandra that he would whisk her away to a future of eternal youth in anywhere in the world if she consented to have sex with him at a time and place of her choosing. Cassandra hesitated.

It will never be known what decision Cassandra would have made. At that moment, Artemis arrived with one of her father's stolen lightning bolts. She shoved it up Apollo's left nostril, and ignited it. She grabbed Cassandra and fled away with her, arriving in seconds in the Elysian Fields, in Carl Sagan's words, 'billions and billions of lightyears away.'

The lightning bolt up Apollo's left nostril exploded with a force many times more than that of the combined Hiroshima-Nagasaki meticulously engineered catastrophes.

So powerful was that Zeus-lightning left nostril blast, that reputable physicist scientists have calculated, using Einstein's Cosmological Component, that bits of Apollo detritus are yet being detected being driven away in all directions concurrently in our ever-expanding Universe, to this very day.  

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