Long ago, before living or recorded memory, the Earth was born from a part of the sun. For a long time, the surface of the Earth was made of Fire.
Then one day, Water appeared. Water cooled Fire's temper, then tricked him by pushing him underground. So the surface of the Earth was then covered by Water.
Sun did not like these new developments. Fire was his brother and Sun didn't want him imprisoned. Sun thought about this long and hard, and eventually decided to dry up Water so that Fire could be free again. But when Sun looked closely he saw that Water had changed the face of Fire. Fire had gone deep within the Earth as his face cooled and hardened, until finally Land was formed, a whole different being to Fire.
Sun disliked Land from the start, and even when Land asked him to dry up Water so he could breathe, Sun did it grudgingly and only for the sake of the brother he used to be as Sun did not know that Fire still lived. If Sun had have known Fire still lived he surely would not have helped Land by any means.
Land was grateful that Sun had dried up Water, even if he did not dry her up completely. Land could not help but notice the marks on his face that Water had left behind.
'Could you not dry up these marks, Sun?' Land queried.
'No,' replied Sun, though Land knew he was lying, 'because every time I would dry some of Water up, she would just come back again.'
So the new people on the Earth named the marks lakes, streams, rivers, seas, oceans and many other names for the different marks to be found on Land's face.
The next morning, at dawn, Sun threw his rays upon the Earth, noting with slight envy the way that Water reflected his beams on her face, turning each beam into a little piece of dancing gold.
Land also noticed the gold and watched it for a long time, hypnotised. That was how Land fell in love with Water.
Water saw Land watching the patterns she made with Sun's beams, weaving and threading them together to make a tapestry of light blue and gold light. She also saw the colourful birds flying in between the trees on Land's face, the mountains and snowcaps, the fields and hills decorated with buttercups and bluebells, the mossy banks of a stream, a picture of peace and serenity. That was how Water fell in love with Land.
The Moon was watching over them and saw how they loved each other. Though they were almost completely different, Land and Water had found each other. Land moved very seldom, allowing creatures to live on him without having to move on. Water rarely stood still, allowing her animals to travel quite easily.
The next day, Sun rose in a temper. The Moon had told him about the pair's love, not expecting him to hate it. He scorched down on Land and heated Water to a boil. He was so angry he cracked Land, letting Fire come spewing up and destroy what he would, in a rage to match only Sun's. Then the Sun banished Water from Land for the rest of the Earth's life.
Water was so distressed that she threw herself against Land, trying to reach him, but Land could not move, so couldn't catch her. Water vowed to try and reach Land for as long as she lived.
So Water throws herself against land to this day, stretching her long fingers out. Therefore she creates the waves.