Once upon a time, a deity named Aether roamed the chaos. He swam in the dark depths, being the only light in the universe, he looked for another like him, but found not. Instead, he yearned for another, something else, some living being, but he could not find one. Though eventually, he found how to mold the chaos, transform it anew, cause it to change. And with his newfound power? He crafted two, Gaia, and Uranus. He walked with them in the chaos, showed them how to mold it, and told them how to think. With that knowledge, they wanted to please their father.
Gaia went first. Molding what is now called the earth, giving it lush. She named it Terra, and she loved it, as did Aether. But, "Who should live in it?" Asked her father. "Woman." She would reply, crafting with her hands Pandora, the first woman, and setting her on Terra's fields so she could live. Uranus watched with glee, willing to add his own addition. He took Gaia's earth, and crafted for it a sky, Ventus. He gave the world clouds, he gave it rain, he gave it a sun to bath in. "But who should be with the woman to enjoy it?" Asked Aether. "Man." Replied Uranus, setting Prometheus, a new creature, with Pandora. Pleased, the three deities continued to create animals to populate the earth. They crafted valleys with their hands, planted mountains, spun clouds. When it was finished? They let it flourish, leaving it for a time.
When they returned, the deities where astonished. The man and woman reproduced swarms, legions, cities. They ravaged the earth, but not without thanking it. They gave back, as well as took. This pleased the deities, until Gaia began to boast. "See the woman, how smart she is, how she gives birth, her beauty." Not to be outdone, Uranus also boasted. "Look at the man, how strong he is, toiling earth, creating structures, his pride." But Gaia would insist woman was better. Uranus told her it was not so, but she would not agree. She said men where seduced by women, and wavered at their every beck and call. Uranus retorted, saying how strong man was, how he was the reason for the races livelihood.
Soon, their dispute caused them to wage war, with their father watching, a sad countenance on his lips. He watched as Uranus plucked man from the ground, and put them in the sky, on a massive cloud-world. He gave them a way to reproduce, via the cloud itself. But they would only get men, because they were strong. Gaia looked at her women on the earth, and pitied their loss, enraged at Uranus, she gave them trees to which gave them seed for birth. And like the man, they received only women, since they were beautiful.
And so both lived, adapting quickly, sending the strong to work, and the weak to care for the young. They worshipped their god, and gave thanks to their all-father, Aether, who protected them both from the wrath of his warring children. One day he would reunite man and woman. But whether it was today, or a millennia from now, he did not know, and could not choose.