Zeus and Indra


“Zeus was not having a good day and he made sure everyone knew it”. He had just returned to Mt Olympus from the court of Indra, the Hindu God of thunder. Indra had incited his wrath.

Zeus had fallen in love with Maneka, one of the nymphs at Indra’s court and wanted to woo her. But Indra challenged him instead…to beat him at the show of lightning. This infuriated Zeus. He was mightier than Indra, had more Gwitter and Godbook following and was feared by all.

But He knew that Indra’s court was resplendent with riches and beauties. Also, Indra was a great strategist and knew the art of conniving.

However, Zeus was obsessed with the lovely Maneka. He sent a blinding lightning and thunder on Earth signalling the beginning of the show. Indra answered with a more powerful lightning that roused people from sleep. The clash of Gods had begun and the lesser mortals had a sleepless night ahead!

This story is a part of the wonderful ‘Mondays Finish The Story Challenge’ by Barbara Beacham. She provides us with a photo prompt, the first sentence, and approximately 150 words with which we are to use to write our story. To take up the challenge click here: Mondays Finish the Challenge