Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper about two creation myths from the attached readings that address the following.
Pick at least two creation myths from two different cultures. For ideas, refer to this week's readings. These should be specific stories such as "Out of the Blue" or "Genesis" from Myth and Knowing, or any of the stories assigned from the World Mythology text.
Which world or worlds, such as sky, earth, and underworld, are represented in the myths you chose? What are the characteristics of these worlds?
Describe the creators. Are the creators male or female, and of what significance is gender? Describe what they created, including the steps or cycles of creation. Also, include descriptions of any destroyers or destruction if applicable.
Include the role of cosmic occurrences or natural phenomena, such as celestial bodies, floods, rain, wind, and fire.
Compare the creators, creations, the steps or cycle of creation, and the cosmic elements of the two myths. What are the similarities and differences?
Important: Do not simply summarize two myths from the readings. Read the myths, understand them, and use specific details from them to address the required elements above.
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Let us begin with The Creation from the Bible.
In the opening lines of Genesis, God created the Earth out of clay and added the Universe as well as what was needed for survival including water, land, food, and animals. His last creation for Earth was a man and a woman. This entire process took seven days to complete including the one day that "...he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made" (Holy Bible). Once the man was created (Adam), God placed him in the Garden of Eden where he told the man that he was to take care of the garden. God also make it very clear that "...of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it" (Holy Bible). Afterwards, God created for Adam a companion, Eve, for who can aid him in his efforts to watch over the garden. However soon after, the serpent entered the garden and convinced Eve to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge as well as to get Adam to eat it too. At the moment that they both disobeyed God and ate ...
Creation myths from different cultures are examined.