Theogony is basically a combination of vast variety of local Greek traditions concerning the gods and the universe, it organized as a narrative poem that tells people the creation of the Universe, which came out from Chaos (nothingness) and how the gods that are created by Chaos shaped the cosmos as we know it. The real focus of the text is to give ideas of Hesiod’s Theogony; “the coming into being of Chaos (the Void), Earth, Eros, Sky and the first generation of gods (lines 116-53).” In the text it is described and explained that Chaos (nothingness) came into being which created Earth, and Desire, and out of Chaos came Darkness (night) and Light (day). It is believed that the Universe is created by Gods, not as what Roman catholic believed. The creation of the Universe kept going after Night and Dat were created. According to Hesiod’s Theogony, after the creation of Night and Day, Earth produced starry Sky, that as big as herself, which can cover her on all sides. Other than that Earth also produced mountains, the pleasant haunts of the gods and gave birth to
Creation The creation of the gods starts with chaos and from the chaos came the endless gods: Eros, Tartarus, and Gaea (Love, hell, and the earth). Gaea created Uranus, the first ruler of the sky and Eros
God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. He separated the light from the darkness he called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” God called the vault “sky.” God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their
According to the ancient Aztec religion, it took the gods five tries to create the world. The first four attempts had failed because the gods were fighting among themselves. Each creator-god would take a turn being the sun in order for the world to function properly so that it would be habitable. The gods had a council and decided that Nanauatl, a lowly, humble god, would have to sacrifice himself to become the sun. But there was a major problem with this, he was not moving. It was then that the gods realized that they would also have to sacrifice themselves so the humans could live. The god Ehecatl sacrificed all the other gods and a strong wind arose to help move the sun. Once they fixed the sun, they recreated the world for the fifth time.
Just as there existed beings outside of creation in the Enuma Elish, the Hebrew God was present prior to the formation of the world. As the universe becomes defined in the following stages, the development described in each of the stories show a resemblance in events and the order in which they occurred. It is important to note that light existed, in both stories, independent of celestial bodies. Next, in same order, the sky and ground are created, followed by “luminaries” or the sun, moon and stars. The fact that the sequence of the creation stories is nearly identical “can hardly be accidental” according to some scholars. Subsequently, man is created with elements of divinity, given the task “of working the soil”. At the conclusion of each creation story, the deities rest from their work. While it is necessary to refrain from “exaggerating the influence” found in these similarities, it is equally essential to remain open to the understanding that these works emerged “within a similar conceptual world”.
1. According to Hesiod, in the beginning there were four primordial beings. Chaos was the first entity to exist, then came Earth (Gaea), Tartarus and Eros . Chaos produced two offspring, Erebus and Night who made love and bore Aether and Day . Earth then gave birth to her son Heaven who would later become her partner. Gaea then through parthenogenesis bore the Mountains and the Sea. Gaea then along with Heaven created the Oceans, Cyclopes and the deities known as the Titans . Heaven fearing for himself after hearing of a prophecy in which his own son would usurp his position among the Gods kept his offspring trapped in the womb of Gaea . This act made Gaea extremely angry and so in order to free her children she crafted a silver sickle, which
In the beginning when darkness ruled the universe hideous daemons reined the planet for several millennia till the light caused the daemons to vanish, which lead to believe they were destroyed.
The creation of the Earth, human beings, and all that is existent and nonexistent is a topic that has been discussed and pondered as long as time itself. Cosmologies may contrast greatly from region to region, while some cultures’ beliefs run parallel to each other. The Babylonian creation myth detailed in the “Enuma Elis” and one of the Egyptian creation myths narrated in the “Hymn to Aten” outline the culture’s own religious answer to the working of the universe. The “Enuma Elis” follows the story of multiple gods that, when working with and working against each other, create a greater being which ultimately creates human life. The Egyptian “Hymn to Aten” depicts the power of their god and the nature in which their Earth exists. The
Greek and Roman mythology had various writers that greatly contributed to the form of literature. Of course, one of the most important myth writers of Greece includes Homer, who wrote two of the oldest pieces of Greek literary works; the Iliad and the Odyssey.Hesoid is credited to have written the
In the beginning of time, there was a god and his four children who created the earth. For example, all five gods had a different job on their creation. His four children were gods of earth, wind, fire, and water; they created the basics of Earth. The main god, Atenis, was in charge of creating the living specimens and giving the modernistic earth purpose. Furthermore, Atenis and his children had to discover a suitable piece of land for their creation. They searched far and wide for the perfect planet to establish a world. After a year of scrutinizing throughout the galaxy, the gods rejoiced when they found land that would soon be called Earth. Before long, Atenis sent his children to construct his mental idea to a physical being.
Is there a difference between the Christian God and the gods in the famous book known as the Odyssey? Should we really care if God or the gods of the odyssey are better or worse than the other or for that matter be thankful that we are ruled by God rather than the Odyssey gods? In many ways they are very different. Sending his only son to die on the cross God, loving and merciful, showed he cared about his mortals, while the gods of The Odyssey will try to kill you even if you slightly offend their children. No caring for mortals there. Surprisingly that’s just one of the many qualities that separates the Odyssey gods to the real almighty God. While that by itself is a pretty convincing fact that our God, who is prince of peace, is better than
According to Greek mythology, the world began as a lonely place with only a god by the name of Chaos. Out of the emptiness came along Erebus. Erebus alongside with Night came from a darker much lonelier and quiet place. Order only began to take place when Love was born and with Love came light which is Gaea, also known as Earth.
Every culture in the world has their own beliefs on how modern Earth was created. They all include the same main idea, that some great force in the sky created the land, water, creatures, plants, the sun, moon and all the stars. They also believe that there is a heaven that was created to separate the living from the dead. For instance, the Iroquois believed in two separate worlds; one was dark and a ‘monster’ ruled over it, which could symbolize satan and the underworld. Mankind lived in the upper world though and a lady conceived and gave birth to two twins, one was evil while the other was good. The good mind created everything good in the world, including the sun, moon, stars, creeks, rivers, and many species of animals and fish, and a
Matter or light did not exist in the beginning. Only Death, whose name is Sa, and his wife and only daughter existed. Due to needing a place for his family to live, Sa created a giant sea of mud. A few years later a god named Alatangana came to visit and was disgusted by the filth in which Sa and his family lived. Alatangana turned the mud into solid earth, and made the plants