Their love was a forbidden one.
He was a lowly laborer, a digger in the soil. No woman of worth would ever deign to notice him.
She was a was a being of the outer dark. Immortal and beautiful among her kind.
The elder gods forbid her desires but she would not be denied.
She came to him, clasped him to her bosom though her touch drained the color of life from his body.
When they kissed, the gods – angered beyond restraint – cursed them.
Now they are forever frozen, mortal and angel of death. Together yet held forever apart.