A bit of a large creation myth for an empirical conculture for my conworld.
(This is a really rough draft so please forgive the crude names. the First God is somewhat of a devil figure at a later time. the Guardian, mentioned briefly, will function later as an Adam-like figure.)
Before dirt, grass, trees, man, and animal; there was only sky, rock and water. The waters were between the rock and sky; the sky above and the rock below.
The sky had within it the great light that shined greatly during the daytime hours and shined weakly during the nighttime hours, revealing the mysterious smaller lights in the background.
Below the rock was a hollow were two rivers flowed.
The first flew from the Mystic Realm, were gods and spirits resided in a mysterious mixing of all magics and landforms, carrying the magical properties of the Mystical Realm with it, to an indentation within the rock were a well was formed. This well was the Mystic Well; and adventurers would later seek this ill-fated well for the power it could grant them.
The second flew from above, piercing the rocks below and forming a web of lesser rivers from a greater lake.
A long time later, after the rivers had been fully livened and the well filled, there came from the First River a god. This was the First God and he did not come of his own will.
Banished for his lechery, the First God was forced to follow the waters of the First River forever; but his exilers did not know the river had made way into the mortal realm.
So, the First God stopped following the waters of the First River because they ended at the Mystic Well. Telling himself his exile was over because of this, the First God stepped onto the dry rock and, by the governance of gods, he was made keeper of the mortal realm.
The First God had an idea for a great kingdom, so he created servants for him to do his orders.
First, he constructed the Orcs. Strong and little taller than man, the Orcs were capable of working for long hours; but they were temperamental and war-like.
Second, he constructed the Ogres. Taller than two men standing on each others' shoulders, the Orges could lift a greater factor of weight than the Orcs and were thus capable of carrying stone--raw or molded--to the places were they were desired; but stupid and dependent of another's overseeing.
Third and last, he created the Goblins. Smallest of the three but smart, the Goblins were capable of keeping the other two in order and were the solely defined foreman; but cowardly and deviously clever.
The Servants were fair and beautiful at first. But the fall of their master would lead to their rebirth as the savage Underlings.
So, the First God had a palace constructed at the place were the Second River flowed the longest; and allowed the Servants to construct housing were they wished; great stone architecture glistened and gave the dim hollow light. So, the First God had a kingdom of his own, beneath the waters and the sky.
Another long time later, the First God grew tired of his rule of the land; so he planned to pierce the roof of his kingdom in order to venture into what he considered the mysterious land above.
But no structure could be built that would reach so high and continue to reach higher if the the Servants could use a non-existent tool that would last for such a long and hard dig. The First God then conceived an idea: he would venture into the Mystic Realm--despite his exile--and steal a seed from the tallest species of tree; and then he would use the power of the Mystic Well to make the tree grow otherwise impossibly large and strong so it would pierce through the entire ceiling at once and allow the First God to climb it's bark to the surface.
So the First God ventured carefully into the Mystic Realm and found the seed he sought. But he was discovered by a guardian of the realm and was pursued. The First God ran and was able to re-enter his governed realm; and the Guardian would not follow for he would dare not dirty the governance of the gods. He retreated to his overseers to find leeway to execute the First God.
So the First God made his plan actuality. He took a handful of the water from the Mystic Well and dripped it over the seed; and quickly threw it into the lake which the Second River had formed. Immediately the tree began to grow; it pierced the ceiling and continued to stretch high into the sky above the waters. It's roots stretched far for the liquid all plants need; and they were so numerous and motivated that they wove tightly together; till they were they were walkable and they sprouted grass, trees, fruit, and other plants.
(Constructive Criticism is appreciated