Comparing Creation Myths And Genesis 1-2 From The Bible

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Cultures around the world have different ideas on how they were made. These creation myths have ben passed down through these societies and are a big part of whom they are. Creation Myths can provide a window into each individual culture and what they do or do not value. Even the gender of the deity can be a sign of either a patriarchal or matriarchal culture. For example, the Huron creation legend shows that they value the woman and her relationship with nature. On the other hand, Genesis 1-2 from the Bible shows that the Christian culture believes that a male deity created Earth; therefore patriarchal. Genesis 1-2 begins with nothing and a male God speaks the land, ocean, and heaven into existence. “Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear” (Genesis 164). In Christian culture, a man is of higher power than a woman. “And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a helper suited to him’”(Genesis 167). This proves true when man is made first, then woman is made from man. “And Adam said, ‘This one is now …show more content…
Eve ate the apple, despite God’s warnings, which caused her to have a curse put on her as a punishment. “To the woman He said, ‘I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth, in pain you will bring forth children; yet your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you’”(Genesis 3:16) Tawis-karong, the bad brother, created giant evil animals that the humans had no chance against causing his brother to fight against him as a punishment. “And sure enough, one day, the two brothers had to come face to face…They would have a duel to see who would be master of the world” (Creation Legend 169). However, God had already created the earth before any conflict happened between Him and his creations. In the Creation Legend, conflict was brought up, as the world was being formed and

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