during the Ploponnesian war a brave Athenian soldier fell desperately in love with the daughter of his commander, He asked for her hand in marriage but she had to refuse. Having dedicated her life to the goddess Selene, she had vowed not to marry until an evil power called the Atrox was vanquished. The soldier swore to destroy the dark force and free his beloved from her wow.
He traveled day and night until he came the the western side of the river Oceanus. There he passed thorugh groves of barren willows and poplars until he found the cave the led to Tartarus, the land of the dead. He entered is, and when he reaced the impenetrable darkness, demons swarmed around him.
A towering black sloud surged toward him.He know it was the Atrox. But instead of trembling with fear, he became intoxicated with own bravery; he alone had the courage to face the Atrox. If he destroyed it, he would not onlywin his dride, but also become as powerful as any of the immurtal gods.
Pride wvertook him as he shot his arrow. A terrible scream pierced the misty air. then the unimaginable happend. The Atrox surrendered to him and humbly offered a gift of goldsnkle bands in tribute.
The Atrox had tricked him and hiven not ornaments but shackled, condemning him to an eternity of servitude. Demons carried him away from the underworld and cast him out from Eath. Over the centuries many people have seen the young soldier in the night sky and thought him only a falling star. He wanders the universe alone, unble to return to Earth unless summoned by his master, the Atox.
The young man,eager to return to his loveand flaunt his vectory, clasped the heavy metal bands around his legs,but as he did flames ravaed his body and the evil he set out to destroy consumed him.