The creation of the world is something that a lot of us don’t know about. In science tell us that the world born the Big Bang of dark energy. In the Bible and the Greek mythology tell us that the God is creator of it. The world’s creation of the Bible and the Greek mythology have a lot of things in similarities and a lot of things that are different. The similarities is that born of humans.
In the Cosmogony, the first part of Enuma Elish that described the creation of the universe, Apsu and Tiamat were the only two gods who existed in the beginning of the story but were only set of water. The gods begin to form and create the earth but made a disturbance while doing so which had upset Apsu, so he tried to destroy them but later is stoped by
“Religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a God, usually involving devotional and ritual observances and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs." A multitude of religions could be categorized as either polytheistic or monotheistic. Islam and Christianity are tow widely practiced monotheistic religions. Christianity is the largest religion, with over 2 billion believers. It stems from the life, teachings and death of Jesus Christ (believed to be the Anointed One of God.)
For centuries, Native Americans have passed down creation myths from generation to generation. Creation myths always “describe how the universe, the Earth, and life began” (33). The Iroquois’ creation myth, retold as “The World on the Turtle’s Back”, describes the creation of Earth and of life as we know it today. In a Kiowa myth from The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Momoday, the narrator (the author) describes a myth detailing the creation of the Big Dipper constellation that he had heard from his grandmother. By analyzing these myths, I have recognized the similarities between the Iroquois and the Kiowa despite cultural differences.
In every civilization that has graced our planet at some point, each has wondered about how the world, and its people were created. Depending on the location of the civilization, and the influences from other civilizations, each early civilization has created some form of tale to explain how the world and it people were created. For this essay, I would like to review, and compare the Aztec’s creation story, and the Japan’s creation story.
Hesiod’s account of creation, as outlined in the Theogony offers one of the most detailed and accepted theories of creation in the Greek culture. On the other hand, the Biblical account of creation, regarded as a Hebrew culture creation account, is to date one of the most widely acknowledged and accepted versions across various cultures seeking explanations for the origin of life and the earth. However, even though these creation accounts originate from two different cultures, they share some thought-provoking parallels in terms of their content and intentions, as well as some contrasts that make each of the creation accounts unique. Both Hesiod’s and the biblical creation accounts are similar in that they argue that prior to the beginning of creation events, the earth was merely a void that had no shape or form and this void was filled with darkness. The Bible describes it; ‘….the earth was without form and void… and darkness was upon the face of the deep’ (NKJVGenesis 1:2) and a similar claim is made in Hesiod’s Theogony which alleges that in the beginning there was only confusion of Chaos and unbroken darkness.
Mesopotamia and Egypt had similar polytheistic views, which means believing in many gods. Mesopotamian gods had powers over natural forces and human activities. Mesopotamians would build ziggurats, which is where their gods would live, these ziggurats were similar to the pyramids. The Egyptians had a large quantity
But instead, they chose to create whole religions around this myth, as well as the many others from all around Egypt. This creates a interesting question about Egypt and Rome. How did the way Egyptian deities, specifically Isis and Osiris, were viewed change between the Egyptian and Roman empires? In this essay, I will argue that the way that Isis and Osiris were viewed through their mythology changed across cultures. This is evident through the way they were worshipped, depicted in artwork, and shown in mythology in each of the cultures.
Zeus transformed into many gods as mythology evolved, and still has a lasting imprint on modern day culture today good and bad. Though Zeus is commonly seen in movies as Lord of the Sky, usually with his lightning bolt; he was many different gods in his lifetime. In V.X.L Encyclopedia of World Mythology it is said that Zeus was “originally a sky god, he