The last emergence myth is about how Aba, created the Choctaw people out of yellow clay who emerged to the earth’s surface and they were the first inhabitants of the earth. (Bushnell, 1910). The second category of the Choctaw creation myth is the earth diver story. In this category, there is a story of how the people were children of the sun and the moon and they lived in the sky.
Today we have two stories, both based on same topic; Creation of earth. One is called the Iroquois story of creation, which is about the woman that fell from the sky. Then we have the Genesis Creation story which is about how god created the earth.
After the fight is over, the good mind boy creates the sun with an orb from the deceased woman’s head. He also takes other body parts to help make his creation of earth. In Genesis the creator is God, a man not a woman. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the earth.
So it is very likely that there was an original story or event that came from one group of people. As this group of people split up and spread all across the world their story of creation was carried with them. Over time this story changed into the many different variations that there are today.
Even though both stories do end up with the creation of earth the way they got there is a bit different. In Genesis it is stated that only one God created all of life but in Enuma Elish it was said that there were multiple gods whom have worked with individual jobs. 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
The story of Popol Vuh and the book of Genesis are almost the same. These stories have so much in common you would think they were written by the same person. They also have their differences that help tell them apart. The similarities and differences suggest some things about myths around the world.
Frederic Guirma starts out the myth by saying, “In the beginning there was no earth, no day or night, and not even time itself,” which proves that it is a creation myth (Guirma 1). The myth explains what happens after there was absolutely nothing on earth or in the universe. The myth also explains why there is lava at the bottom of volcanoes. It combines the beginning of volcanoes with the beginning of lepers. A clear indication that a myth serves a cosmological function is when it gives a vivid, clear, and explicit imagery of how something came to be.
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 corruption women faced in the olden times were the social norm, and men were possibly unaware of any other way to treat women. In today’s times, it is a law that not only women, but everybody must be treated with respect without discrimination or racial injustices. While women face inequality at times, it is not normalized to treat women with disrespect. They are often misinterpreted and underestimated, but in the 1700s, women were expected to do one thing and only one thing: please the men.
Many with a modern, Christian worldview believe there is only one God and He created the world. The Mesopotamians, according to the Enuma Elish, believed in multiple gods and they seemingly were constantly fighting amongst themselves. Tiamat was the name given to chaos and it was through her defeat that the world was created. Later in the story, Marduk creates humans to essentially be servants to the gods.
Each every creation myth is unique in its own way. Of course, creation myths have their similarities, but each of them has at least one detail that separates them from every other myth. The question is how those similarities came about, considering for some of these groups that didn’t even know that each other existed. It would have nearly impossible and extremely unlikely for them to communicate with each other let alone, share their stories with each other. Yet, despite this there are some extremely common themes and events throughout these myths.
There are hundreds of motifs scattered throughout the world about many vastly different creation myths. There are some myths linked with only a few motifs, and they originated from the same continent. Then there are also myths which originated from the other side of the world and share so many motifs one would think they were just a hundred miles away. With so many different motifs, it remains unclear and unproven as to how so many different cultures can share the same theory about how Earth and humans were created. Although there are so many fascinating motifs about the creation of the world and everything on it, I believe these three are the most common motifs shared by creation myths: nothingness (chaos) in the beginning of time, humans
The beginning of earth is a topic that has many legends behind it. “How the World Was Made,” a tale told by the Cherokee Indian tribe, includes a description of life before the earth. The legend says that, before the earth, only water occupied the space under the animals, who lived in a place high above. The residence of the animals quickly became crowded as they wished for more room. Eventually, a Water-beetle decided to travel under the water to learn about its
Gaia Creation Story The Story about Gaia is a creation story because in the story Gaia is one of the first titans. A creation myth is a narrative that explains how people first came to inhabit the earth. This titan was the personification of the earth and gave birth asexually to repopulate the rest of the earth. The story attempts to explain how the world began. The creation myth starts off with someone named Gaia, it tells the reader that she came from the abyss and was the fountain of it all, the Earth.
Creation is something people have different opinions about worldwide, this is a topic that has many different theories. There have been many different ideas that people have thought of in order to try to get people to think that it wasn’t God who created the earth. Almost always the new story got its ideas, based off the story of God’s creation of earth. Some of these crazy theories even try to show that humans were originally monkeys, before they were humans. God spent a lot of time and thought when he was creating the earth, and for people to deny it and not give God any thought is very sad.