Rituals preformed, virgins sacrificed, blood bestowed on the faithful and still the gods remained silent. Apples were passed between the men, pomegranates between the women. Bites taken and swallowed.
The humans whispered to each other.
Then. A crack of thunder. Lightening torching the sky.
Eyes raised skyward, whispers of disbelief by the light of the fires.
The gods heard everything.