There are many creation myths around the world. Creation Myths may share similarities which are known as motifs. Some myths share motifs and the culture the myths were created may be separated by oceans. How would the early civilizations have creation myths that share so many motifs. In my opinion, three of the most common or important creation myth motifs are humans take care of the earth and worship their god(s), the the gods destroy earth, and Chaos is the beginning of time.
According to the Epic of Gilgamesh, the people on the earth were very noisy and wicked; thus, the gods decided to destroy the earth and kill all the people. Then, the leader of the pantheon gods ordered Utanapishtim to build a boat and save his life. “Reed fence, reed fence, wall, wall! Listen, o reed fence! Pay attention, o wall!
And in The Iroquois Creation Story it states “ Among the ancients there were two worlds in existence. The Lower world was in great darkness;- the possession of the great monster; but the upper world was inhabited by mankind”(David Cusick). Now these two sections of writing are abundantly similar. Especially when the bible states that God created the Heavens and the Earth, The Iroquois Creation
Religion can be defined as beliefs and sentimental values of a particular community in a society. These beliefs trace their origins from the ancient texts present in that community. These texts generally contains about the deities and gods in the historic era. These texts portray the mythological deities and gods with supernatural powers and how the earth was created by the almighty using these powers. Almost each and every religious texts talk about their god and how their god created this world and human beings.
It is known that all gods should be perfect and infallible, and should represent justice and equity, but with Oedipus, the gods decided to destroy him and his family for no reason. It might be hard to believe that gods can have humanistic traits, but in fact they do. The gods, especially Apollo, are considered evil by the reader because they destroyed an innocent man’s life and his family. They destroyed Oedipus by controlling his fate, granting people the power of prophecy, telling Oedipus about his fate through the oracle of Apollo, and finally afflicting the people of Thebes with a dreadful plague. Fundamentally, by utilizing fate, prophecies, the oracle of Apollo, and the plague, the gods played a significant role in the destruction of Oedipus and his
The Roman philosopher, Lucretius, possesses the drive to understand the world he lived in. Through observation and logic, Lucretius strives to prove atoms are the fundamental unit of all earthly materials. Religion in the ancient world dominated all aspects of life. A core religious belief was that divine powers were the
Harrison had been arrested for plotting to overthrow the government, and was forced to wear several handicaps. For every handicap that Harrison proceeded to remove after the quote, it showed that he no longer wanted to be shackled down by the government just for being intelligent, athletic, and strikingly handsome. It was shown that, for the while that Harrison and his Empress lived without handicaps before being killed, they seemed much happier without them. For example, “And then, in an explosion of joy and grace, into the air they sprang! Not only were the laws of the land abandoned, but the law of gravity and the laws of motion were as well.
The third myth humans were created out of inanimate materials. Zeus was angry at the evil of the world so he sends a huge flood to obliterate it. Only two beings survive, Deucalion, who is Prometheus’s son, Epimethius, and Pandora’s daughter, Pyrrha. After the flood,, coming from a temple, a voice orders the two to walk around and throw stones behind them. Humans today, there ancestors are the
While both floods were created with same ultimate goal in mind, the motive behind God and the gods purging the earth of humanity varies greatly. In Genesis 6:13, God says to Noah, “I have decided to put an end to all
"Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can 't see- such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together" (Colossians
I think it is time to explain my theory in depth and why homology also supports my theory. The universal law of cause and effect states that for every effect there is a definite cause, likewise for every cause there is a definite effect. That being said, our universe had to have been an effect from a cause. A cause which I and most people believe to be the Big Bang but the Big Bang had to have have come from a cause also. I believe that God’s energy caused the Big Bang which create everything known.
As soon as Adam paid his Karmic debt through righteous living, he was given a ticket to Heaven and he suddenly awoke on the planet where he had fallen unconscious. He bore witness to the fact that all of the reincarnated souls still living in the lower planes were held captive in third-dimensional-Earth because of their Karmic imbalance. He noted that there are innumerable versions of Adam and Eve, beautiful children, all fallen unconscious, even in Heaven. The truth is, once a soul is born into life, it takes form in all the dimensions. As it ascends from one dimension to another, it grows in consciousness and moves up the ladder.