Honors English 10––Block 2A
Once upon a time there were four sisters, known as the Horae, the goddesses of the Seasons. They were believed to be the daughters of the great Zeus and Themis. The individual Horae were called Thallo, Carpo, Auxo, and Eirene. Each of them was so unbelievably beautiful in her own unique way. They all had a deep love and care for one another, and they never left each other’s sight. They were all so different yet, at the same time, so alike. All of them were so graceful and confident at all times; they were never caught with flaws. They all had a gentle kindness to them, and even though they were powerful, they still treated mortals as their equals. Thallo was always very quiet and shy; she went out of her way to help others. She enjoyed reading and analyzing the nature around her, but most of all she loved being at peace with her surroundings. Carpo was fierce and very overprotective of her sisters. She was always sure of herself and confident. She was strong yet sensitive; if any of her sisters had a problem, she would listen and help them with the situation. Auxo was a very intelligent young woman; she was very clever at getting the four of them out of a sticky situation. Eirene was by far the prettiest of them all, yet she herself wasn’t at all narcissistic. She was selfless and made the best of whatever life sent her way.
As the years went by, one by one the girls all met wonderful men and fell deeply in love. It didn’t take long until they were all expecting children, but what they weren’t expecting was for all four of them to have their babies at the same hour of the same day, and for all of the four babies to be girls. “What beautiful miracles we have been given,” said Carpo.
“Yes, indeed, my child is by far the...