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    There are a multitude of similarities and differences featured in both the Egyptian and the Genesis creation myth. In each creation myth both include many similarities. Firstly, both stories are about creation. Also, both stories have similar ways as to how their god created the first person or god. In the Genesis creation story it states that, “God formed man out of the dust of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being”. A quote from the Egyptian creation story states, “Atum coughed and spat out Shu, the god of air and Tefnut, the god of moisture”. Both these quotes symbolize a god giving life to another. Finally, the last similarity is that both stories include an aspect of heaven. In the…

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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…

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    A creation myth is a symbolic narrative of how the world began and how the people first came to inhabit it. For example, two of them are the Genesis story and the Chinese story. Although the two stories have a great deal of dissimilarities they also have a number of indistinguishable elements. Both creation stories have some things in common. First, in both stories humans were made from the earth. The Chinese story states that Nu Wa sculpted humans from the mud. “From the edge of the pond she…

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    The creation of the land and the making of man started what we call our world. God created man to tend to the garden and one night when God caused a deep sleep to the man he created a woman from the rib of the man. God created man and woman to see how the world would be in time. It makes me wonder if the world would be full of so much sin if Adam and Eve did not eat from the tree that they were asked not to. I think that this was a sign from God to make us aware of what life would be like in our…

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    The creation story I decided to compare with the two creation stories if Genesis is the African Bushmen creation myth. In this story, humans originally lived underground with the Lord of All Life; Kaang. While the humans were living in bliss, Kaang was above ground creating the rest of the world. He eventually brought up the humans and instructed them to never build fire before he left the humans and animals to live on their own in harmony. Since the humans had never experienced darkness before,…

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    Ferdinand Bork that many of the stories from the Old Testament specifically the Book of Genesis originated from the religion, mythology and history of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians and Assyrians who lived in the Mesopotamia Valley from 5500BC to 220AD. Specifically, it was the Assyrians and the Babylonians who used their political and cultural influences to control a young nation of Israelites by making first the Kingdom of Israel and then later the Kingdom of Judah a vassal nation…

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    Genesis 1, the first chapter in the bible, is easily the most well known creation story to come out of the Ancient Near East. However, that does not mean that it was the only story being told during that period. The Babylonian epic, the Enuma Elish was another creation story that sprung up in the Ancient Near East. It is in essence a history of the Babylonian gods, and in particular, one god, Marduk. It was ultimately written to justify his rise to power as the head of the Babylonian pantheon of…

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    Comparing Creation Myths

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    of these creation myths tend to include animals functioning as some part of society, but their purpose depends on the story. For example, "How The World Was Made" depicted animals as helpers of Maheo, the god of the story, who found land and for lack of a better word became the earth. While "In The Beginning",…

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    are not the only of its kind about a great flood wiping out humanity for a new start though. The book of “Genesis” tells of the Lord coming to Noah and telling him how he is disgraced with mankind, and that he is going to exterminate mankind. He tells this to Noah, then tells him that he wants him to build an ark and take his family with him, along with two of every animal with him. The story in The Epic of Gilgamesh is similar, but also different. The gods, more so Enlil than the others, want…

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    The myth of creation plays a large role in many cultures. Not every creation story is told the same way. One creation story can be very different from the nest, but as different as theses stories are, they all have common factors that link them together. The myth of creation has shaped the actions of people over generations and can be used to relate numerous cultures to one another. There are many differences between creation stories. Christianity even has two contradicting stories to…

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