Posted: October 3, 2008 in writing

Why the Oceans are Salty

One day as Mithrummir, the god of fish, was swimming along, he came upon a strange kind of fish. He had never seen it before and was not sure what it was. He named it the tiger fish because of its stripes and ferocious teeth. He went to another part of the ocean and soon forgot about the fish.

The next morning Mithrummir noticed a great commotion down in the sea. He turned himself into a fish to avoid attention and went down to see what all the fuss was about. He swam down through a cloud of bubbles and soon found himself in a feeding frenzy. Fifteen tiger fish were attacking a clown fish. The clown fish happened to be Mithrummir’s favorite fish so he dashed in to save it.

All of a sudden, a tiger fish bit him on the back. Mithrummir flew into a rage and swam around the ocean destroying all the tiger fish in the world. He was so proud of his accomplishment that he went to Mount Olympus to tell the other gods what he had done. Zeus was angry that he had not consulted him first and sentenced him to one million years on a little island just above the sea. Mithrummir was so sad that he let a tear fall into the sea every minute of his punishment. That is why the oceans are so salty.

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