It was a warm sunny afternoon in Ancient Greece
when Precipta was walking with her toddler son through a street fair.
Precipta had straight raven hair as black as licorice, wore elegant
gowns, and was as tall as a baby giraffe. Her son, Jonny, had brown
hair, gold eyes, and darkish brown skin. You could always find this
black haired woman outside with her son visiting street fairs in a
village not far away.
As Precipta stopped to look at fresh fruit, her son suddenly let go of
her hand to chase a balloon he was holding. He disappeared into a crowd
“My son! My son! Where are you? Where did you go? He’s gone!!!!!!”
Precipta asked for help. Nobody had seen Jonny run away. Then she
started to cry. Zeus heard Precipta crying while sitting on top of Mount
Olympus and felt sorry for her, so he went down from Mount Olympus to
tell her that he was going to find out where her son had gone.
Meanwhile, Zeus put her up in a cloud so that she wouldn’t feel as
lonely as she was in the street fair.
As Precipita cried on her cloud, her tears began to fill it up. Soon her
tears fell to the ground as rain. The sadder she got, the more it
rained. As the temperature in the clouds became colder, her tears would
freeze and turn to hail.
Zeus ordered every god and goddess that was available to go search for
Apollo searched a local park in Precipita’s village, and found a little
baby boy with his parents that looked exactly like Jonny. He asked his
parents several questions about the baby. Finally, the couple had
enough, and shouted back at Apollo as loud as a sports car can burn
“NO! No! NO! I think you’ve been mistaken. This baby is OURS! Leave us
Precipta heard everything, so she left the cloud and disguised herself
as an old woman, so that nobody would notice that she was the mother of
a lost baby boy.
Apollo had a big decision to make. He could either let the couple stay
with the baby, or he could take the boy to Precipta so that she could
make sure that he was not her son, just as the parents said he was not.
He decided to let the couple keep their son because if he had taken him
away, then he would know that they would also be glum if they realized
that their baby boy had somehow turned out to be Precipta’s. Precipta
showed up and tried to steal the baby.
Apollo told Zeus that she was trying to take the baby away from his
parents. Apollo finally realized that the baby wasn’t Jonny. As Precipta
eventually gained more strength, she began to realize that she had to do
something to get her son back.
So, she quit crying and told Zeus a lie, saying that she was going to be
okay. Zeus took her off the cloud and put her back near her house.
Precipta went inside her house. After that, she approached every couple
who had a toddler baby by pretending to be really thirsty in order to
get into their house.
After going into every house that had a baby in it, she decided to go
into one more home that didn’t have a baby boy. Precipta found her son!
She took her son back to Mount Olympus. When Zeus saw her he was very
happy to see Precipta with her son. The child grew to be a strong and
well-behaved man with brown hair and very big muscles. He was known as
the god of strength. When Hades woke up, he found out that Precipta had
taken away Jonny. Hades never liked seeing Precipta happy. He didn't
know why he had this hate in him, but he had to act like a grown man and
let Precitpa live happily with her son. She told Apollo to apologize for
his big mistake.
This is how rain and hail began in the world, because Precipta cries for
the mistake of trying to steal a baby boy that was not hers.