In those days so long ago

Before the winds of Zephyrus did blow

Before Helios' rays did shine

Before mortal tongues tasted of Dionysian wine

The was in Africa a hairless ape that had learned to stand

This hairless ape was known as Man

Man found his world to be quite odd

So to explain it man turned to gods

Gods of the earth and gods of sea

And gods of just about everything there could be

But as Man moved out of Africa

To spread to all corners of the Earth to multiply

Man began to ask himself why

In Egypt and Greece man turned to the sky

And then did answers multiply

But as Man embarked on this knowledge quest

He began to discard his gods

"It's only for the best"

"But wait," said man

"Just maybe perhaps"

"We'll fill what we don't know with gods of gaps"

Time moved on and knowledge collected

And yet somehow the gods were protected

From criticisms small and great

For it was said those who doubted made the gods irate

Though many cast doubt the gods seemed here to stay

For on Man's heart they still held sway

Yet many were lost along the way

Victims to rationality on might say

But even to this jolly day

Though it may still seem odd

The world is still filled with many gods

Gods of love and gods of strife

Gods who promise eternal life

Yet as we keep all these gods in good jest

We must recall

That all gods' origins are from the beating heart within man's chest