Egg Name and Description
|Timekeeper's Mystery Egg
This shell isn't pretty like some of the others, its surface dulled with silt-like hues that muddy the surface, blurring shadow with sunshine. Faint aquamarine patterns vie with dim light, creating the illusion of motion, as if light barely manages to pierce murky fathoms to graze the ocean floor. Almost invisible, a circle with a cross curves across one side, marking this spot as long forgotten, but not lost.
The murky suface of the Timekeeper's Mystery Egg seems to undulate, the perceived motion of aqua and silt realized as an actual ripple stutters across the shell. Something within seeks escape, a series of calculated taps seek a weak spot, and then all is still.
Timekeeper's Mystery Egg bears a distinctive mark across one side, and the cross within the circle seems to be a target for the little one within. There are audible taps as this weak spot is targeted, and after a moment of thoughtful effort a bit flakes away.
One flake of muddy blue shell has fallen away from Timekeeper's Mystery Egg already, and a tentative claw pokes through, picking at the jagged edge. Bit by bit the shell continues to disintegrate until a delicate blue pokes his muzzle through and steps out. He pauses, blinking at the bright light as if expecting night's darkness of water's murk instead of the chaos of the sands.
Celestial Starsong's Whisper
If there is a nightsong to play the symphony of the stars, Akyth's mindvoice sings it. Astronomers have discovered that each star in the universe emits its own radio frequency; no two are alike. The sounds are believed to harmonize perfectly. Akyth's tones encompass the entire scale, weaving through the mind with the skill and beauty of a violin master.
Timekeepers Mystery Egg draws it's inspiration from the Antikythera Mechanism. This bronze implement lay hidden on the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea for nearly 2000 years before it was discovered in the Antikythera wreck off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901. It is believed to have been made around 150 to 100 BC. possibly by Archemedes himself. For nearly 70 years it was cloaked in mystery, for no one could guess its function or purpose. In 1971 gamma- and X-ray radiographs were taken of the mechanism, which revealed that the device's interior design has as many as 72 gears used for calculating the motions of stars and planets to keep time. It is believed to be the oldest known analog computer in existence.
Akyth takes his name from the Greek city of Antikythera and, since astronomy has long been an interest of mine, his description is based upon the book "The Witness of the Stars" written by E. W. Bullinger, which may be read online here: http://philologos.org/__eb-tws/default.htm and gives a different reason for the constellations of the Zodiac.
|Name||Written in the Heavens Blue Akyth|
|Created By||Thea, Enkavir|
|Hatched||April 15, 2009|