"Cast away your mortal flesh and become one with me for eternity," the god commanded Etra. But she had one condition. "I am a deeply jealous woman. Promise me you will accept no more offerings, and I shall be forever yours." The god, determined to make this lovely woman his, readily complied. And so it was that the tradition of offering young maidens came to an end, and Etra was enshrined as a living goddess by the denizens of the caverns.
Artwork by KyuYong Eom.