Comparing Greek And Indian Myths

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Nature and human beings had a long intertwined history throughout all creation myths. In most myths nature helped play a role in the creation of humans. However it was not all harmonious between humans and nature, in Greek mythology and Indian mythology they both started in a perfect world, humans had no fear, a golden age, where humans thrived. Throughout the ages, nature slowly became worst and worst for humans the insertion of disease, greed and famine. Nature and humans have always been at a harmonious and at odds with each other. However between Greek mythology and Indian myths there were different ways of telling how brutal or how amazing life was with natural forces. In Greek and Indian mythology they both start with human a nature…show more content…
However humans have now entered a Dva Yuga according to Hindu myths or a Bronze age. In Dva Yuga the beginning or ailments come into play, humans not have to live with disease and misfortune. Everyone experiences death they all now face nature at a full force, they slowly being more materialistic and care less about the Gods and rituals, they now become fascinated with more sexually desires and do less ritual practices, famine is now an issue, fruit trees slowly become over used and now humans need to find a new means of a food source. In the Greek myths the Bronze age was not as a big of deal as the Hindu myth of Dva Yuga, this was mostly a conflict with our nature to always fight over simple things, these new generation now faced human nature. We fought for little things such as lands or wealth, we fought for the death, this was called the Bronze Age because of the fact that all of the weapons that now were created were made out of bronze, the armor that was not needed because of all the random broken warfare. Zeus seeing this became outraged, and decided to cast a flood of Decualion where he wanted cleanse earth of all of the humans terrible actions, Prometheus gave warning of this terrible flood to his son Decualion and his wife and told them to build a chest where he and his…show more content…
They also explained how weather the orders of the universe worked. In Hindu myth the gods are depicted as animals, such as the elephant, animals are the most valued in the Hindu myths. The biggest role ever served was Dharma, it was depicted as a cow where it symbolizes morality, and at each change of Yuga it would lose a leg causing it to become more unstable. Humans have endured a lot since they have gotten out of the golden age starting from the last giving tree they had to the destruction of the earth, however nature has been there before Humans and even before the Gods, Nature exist even the chaos that was there before Gaea (Mother earth), or in Hindu myths where Vishnu in his destroyer form, kills all of the other gods and goes to sleep in an egg where there is nothing left but darkness. Whether when nature and humans are harmonious or at odds they will always be intertwined, it is just long after humans have come and gone nature will always be
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