Essay How Humans Are Alike Around The World?

1052 Words Apr 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Since the beginning of time, there has been a need for cosmogonies. Humans have desired to know how they came to be in order to feel purposeful and useful rather than random and unneeded. The cosmogonies fulfill a need by giving purpose and reason to every aspect of life. But human culture has never been completely unified with one cosmogony. Each ethnic culture has their own theories about the universe because of their circumstances that can relate place and the lack of mobility cultures faced in early civilizations. Regardless of mobilization, most cosmogonies have the same themes and truths about human nature, which validates how humans are alike around the world. Humans face issues about family, power, and morality regardless of culture thus uniting the human race.
Yet even in their similarities, each cosmogony is not created equal. For instance in the Orphic Theogony, Zeus represents a higher god, or central power. Even though the myths include various gods there seems to be a sense that there is always a central power. As if “out of the One all things” are affected (pdf). This idea of oneness implies a different cultural take on the gods, than in the Enuma Elish. Zeus is said to be the one that became “the beginning and middle and the end of all things” thus making him the most powerful and influential god to the universe (pdf). The thought of a singular god as the center, emphasizes humans need to look up to a specific person (like a king or dictator) instead of…

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