Although a lot of other cosmogonic myths have presented creations as part of a natural process that has the clear understanding that it is an act of divine and creative will. We all know there are several creation myths across different cultures. It is known that every different culture even has its unique creation myth that also explains how life and world came to be (Leonard & McClure, 2004). The two myths I would talk about when it comes to this topic are Genesis creation (Hebrew origin) of the Christian culture, and the Norse culture of Iceland (the Vikings). From the readings of both, both myths also start with an emptiness where conflict and chaos may even eventually develop. The Genesis conflict is between God, loneliness, blackness, emptiness, and the need to create
Similarly, they tackle the question of the balance of good and evil and how it was created “The twins had creative powers. They took clay and molded it into animals and gave them life.
She went to live on earth and gave birth to Hunahpu and Xbalanque. The twins wanted to get revenge. They challenged the gods to a game and won. The brothers sacrificed themselves and the gods were amazed. The gods were defeated making one brother the sun and making one brother the moon, starting the beginning of time.
Although all traditions have chaos brought to order the obvious difference between having creators and Gaia mother earth, is the idea of this ordered world being innately good or bad. The creator myths paint the world as inherently good, for example, in Genesis it is Yahweh’s will that the universe would be good - “and God saw that it was good” (Genesis 1.10 ). Similarly in the Timaeus, Plato has the Demiurge and the idea of good fused together – “He was good… and being free from jealousy he desired that all things be like himself” (Timaeus 4). In contrast to the above examples, Hesiod’s Theogony holds a very pessimistic view of the world explaining it to be inherently bad. This is particularly seen in his account of the five ages of men, which will be discussed later, and in the generational rivalry that is ongoing from the beginning of the myth. It is suggested by E.E Pender that Plato’s Timaeus myth is aiming to replace the ‘moral chaos’ that is seen in the Theogony, as he could not believe that the world is built around deception and violence. It can be argued that Plato wrote this new creation myth to make the world good but also in a way that science and math could be added. It is unclear if Hesiod made up the Theogony or simply wrote a well-known story down.
It all started with Uranus and Gaea. They were the first God and Goddess. Gaea is the Goddess of the Earth. Uranus is the God of sky. Another name that refer to Gaea is Mother Earth. Uranus and Gaea First children are called the titans. They had 6 titans, which are boys. They also had 6 titanesses, which are girls. The titan had ridiculous amount of strength. One of the titans was named Cronus. Uranus and Gaea had 3 cyclops children. There names were Lightning, Thunder,and Thunderbolt. The cyclopes are strong smiths. Then Uranus and Gaea had a 3 generation of kids, which were 3 sons. They had 50 heads & 100 strong arms. Uranus put the cyclops and 3rd generation of children into Tartarus. Gaea told her Titan kids to help her and kill Uranus for sending there other kids into Tartarus. Gaea told her children, who ever chooses to kill there father get the title lord of the universe and also free his siblings. Cronus said he would, but his father fled before he got the chance.
In The Book of the Dun Cow the world on which the animals live on is called the Cosmos. The Cosmos is still visited by God, and there world is peaceful. Just like our world theirs had four seasons, a day and a night, and there was life and death. The animals who lived in the Cosmos were intelligent, they could speak and have thoughts. There was harmony in the world because evil had not yet been introduced. The sun rotated around the world and the earth was placed in the center of the galaxy. The Cosmos is meant to represent the Garden of Eden before the fall. Yet as in every world there was a hidden evil in the cosmos. The evil Wyrm lived under
The goddess of nature named Aura, who created light and darkness as a balance. As darkness eroded over light, evil, pain and suffering inhabited the world along with humans and creatures such as giant spiders and lizards in which it represents fear. The goddess realized that this isn’t what was planned. The war between the goddess and the creatures who upset the equilibrium between light and darkness. As the goddess began to balance light and darkness, she traps the excess darkness into a sacred diamond surrounded by her divine powers. As that happened, the ginormous creatures shrunk to resemble the declension of darkness. The goddess next plan were to put the diamond in an area where the sequence of the sacred hierophany in a human form who
It is said that once upon a time, long, long, ago, space was split into two and there were two gods that ruled it. Nobius, god of the Qylodite Tribe and Oreus, god of the Iodite Tribe. Both were extremely dear friends and always consulted with each other about their worlds. But one day, one grew spiteful, envious, and avaricious of the other. That’s when catastrophe struck the universe and refined the appearance of the universe forever and ever.
Along time ago there in a small village ,was a Greek god named Chaos,he was the
were quite powerful and chaotic, such that the god had to split us into two. Thereafter, life
Before time and earth had formed there was only dark swirling chaos that had a name called ‘’Nu’’ out rose the creator Atum, had created himself through his thoughts and the force of his will, Atum created a hill where he could stand Atum was alone in the world Atum had an all seeing eye that could roam the universe Atum. joined with his shadow to have a son and a daughter ‘’Atum gave birth to his son by spitting him out Atum named his son Shu and made him the god of air Atum vomited up his daughter and named her Tefnut and made the god of mist and moisture’’ Atum's children where given the task of separating chaos into order, law and stability this order was made into the order of Maat Geb the earth and nut the sky where first tangled together
In the beginning, the Creator shaped a desolate rock, inhabited by darkness, into something awe-inspiring. But as the Creator stood, admiring the wonders of his creation: From the vast oceans to the illustrious lands to the indomitable spirit of humanity and the grandiose benevolent creatures as tall as trees. His brother, a God, named Atrimpas, envious of his brother's achievement, struck at the opportune moment, and through his trickery, stole possession of the Creator's masterpiece.
Chaos created all of the earth and all that there at the time was an open space of nothingness. Chaos had a daughter named Artemis and he allowed Artemis to create the animals on earth.
Before everything, there was nothing. It was nothing, yet it was something. A void filled of colour unimaginable, and smoky mists. This void was called Chaos.
Greek myths characterize by diversity of mythical characters and themes. Different communities and authors created a mythology that varies in details of the divine genealogies. Cosmogony, as well as Theogony, combines four areas - the primary elements of creation, succeeding generations of gods, mortals and divine heroes. Stories about the world creation have some discrepancies between themselves. Although in all of them the world was created out of Chaos, some authors saw in Chaos divine being, god, who has always existed and was over the emergence of other gods, the world, and people. Another version explained chaos as the mass elements: earth, water, fire and air, which emerged first gods: Uranus - Sky and Gaea - the Earth, gods who had