Struggle and Conflict
Gaia understood that struggle and conflict is at the core of the nature of life both within and among creatures. In fact she created it to test her creatures and aid their development. Central to this struggle would be the matter of power which was not easily shaped or yielded—especially by predators. But Gaia had a plan.
She knew struggle might involve failure, but she found the clever creatures called humankind intriguing and did not want to give up on her experiment easily. So she reserved a population that might be needed if she had to start the experiment all over again.
Creating a Refuge
While humankind lived on the land, she chose to make the sea available as a refuge. She reserved cities in the sea for a population made up mostly of women who were called Progenitors.
Since they lived in the sea, Progenitors had fish tails and webbing between their fingers while in the sea. But they could also morph into usual human form if they chose to come to the land. If need be, from them could spring a new race.
The cities in which they lived were called Tethys and among the women were a few men to insure diversity and because they might be needed if the population was to be restored to the land. The people who lived in the Tethys and those who came to land to live were collectively known as Tethyans.
The Reality of a Legend
While the existence of the Tethys was not widely known, some of the residents of these cities were sighted from time to time. The legends about mermaids were born of those sightings. And, of course, as with all legends, they took many forms going well beyond the matter of what actually existed. But the legends touched on one element of the reality of what Gaia had created. The image we have of the mermaid is correct in many regards.
The story of these people is deep and rich. Through it we experience the enhancement of the power of women and the benefits of partnership between those women and the men with whom they join. And then there is the matter of where the development of these people may lead.
Myth and Reality
And then there is the background of the creation of this trilogy. First came the story and then the meaning of its background began to become apparent to the author. Myth is omnipresent in human life in one form or another. And in myth is often found forms of truth. It became clear that the pervasive nature of the myth of the mermaid held elements of reality. And then as the trilogy emerged it was clear that women were finally being liberated and we could see the possibility of transformation as their subjugation was coming to an end. What form might this transformation take in what we call our real world?
The first book in the Gaia’s Majesty Trilogy is Gaia’s Majesty – Mission Called: Women in Power. Coming soon is Gaia’s Majesty– Challenge: The Chosen Rise