"When Zeus, the father of all gods, discovered his beloved daughter Athena was pregnant with Apollo's baby, he ordered all gods and goddesses to keep it a secret because he wanted all mortals to believe Athena was an eternal virgin. The moment I was born Zeus gave me away to a loyal mortal 'witch' named Maia which means 'nursing mother'.
"My father Apollo had to have a special magic spell done by Maia because he was the god of truth who can't speak a lie. Zeus also asked Maia to cast a spell on my mother so she would not fight him when he gave me away.
"Maia lived in Mykonos, Greece and decided to name me 'Myka'. She was careful to cast the biggest magic spell on me. I was going to be a mortal girl until the day of my 18th birthday!"
©2011 Vianka Van Bokkem (P)2013 Vianka Van Bokkem