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Greek Creation Story

The Greek account of the creation of the universe gives us a peek into the minds of primitive man. This account of the creation reveals a stark contrast to modern-day versions of the creation.

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The Greeks did not believe that the gods created the universe. It was the other way around: the universe created the gods! In the beginning, there was only emptiness and it was called Chaos. From Chaos emerged the first three immortal beings:

Gaea (the earth mother)
Tartarus (deathless being who ruled the Underworld
Eros (handsome god of love and desire)

Gaea spontaneously gave birth to the starry sky and called him Uranus. She then marries Uranus and they give birth to a set of triplets. These beings were called the Hundred-handed Giants. Each giant had 50 heads and 100 arms. Uranus was afraid of their power and confined them to the Underworld. Then Gaea gives birth to another set of triplets. This time they are the gigantic Cyclopes. These creatures were large in stature and had one eye ...

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The creation of the universe according to the Greeks including the events leading up to the war in the heavens.