The Myths of Creation

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When the modern person ponders the formation of human beings, our mind automatically goes to Adam and Eve, whom were the first man and woman created by God according to the Book of Genesis. Before there was Adam and Eve, diverse cultures came up with myths about the construction of humans. These myths included: “The Song of Creation” from the Rig Veda, An African Creation Tale, From the Popol Vuh, and A Native American Creation Tale “How Man Was Created” Each one of these legends gives a diverse perspective on the creation of human beings. A Native American Creation Tale “How Man Was Created” tells a story of a Mohawk Indian known as Sat-kon-se-ri-io or the “Good Spirit.” The Mohawks believed that he produced all of the creatures …show more content…
The Mohawk Indians thought that the Sat-kon-se-ri-io or the spirit known as “Good Spirit”, created people and animals. The Africans believed that Unkulunkulu was the earliest man to subsist. They said he came from the beds of reeds from the ground and brought along the plants and animals with him. An African Creation Tale suggests all living creatures came from the earth’s bed. Their culture seems to be naturalistic; they might have been farmers and herders because of their credence in everything sprouting from the ground. Although both Native Americans and Africans conjectures were relatively different, they did share one comparison. They both were monotheistic believing in one higher power assisting in the birth of mankind. “Then the earth was created by them. So it was, in truth, that they created the earth. Earth! ...they said, and instantly it was made.” (From the Popol Vuh pg.14) This presumption of creation came from the Mayans. They believed the forefathers the Creator, the Maker, Tepeu, and Gucumatz whom were immortal, created the animals and the first man. They thought that there was only a sky and a sea before the earth came about. “There was nothing standing; only the calm water, the placid sea, alone and tranquil. Nothing existed.” (From the Popol Vuh pg.14) This folk tale suggests that the Mayans believed in more than one higher power. They assumed the civilization

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