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The Comparison and Contrast of Creation Mythology

            Just about every civilization in the world has some sort of legend in which they believe our world to have been created. Chief examples of these incorporate "Genesis," the Greek philosophies, "The Epic of Gilgamesh," the Chinese beliefs, and Egyptian mythology. Many people deem these mythological fairy tales to be wholly dissimilar from one another and that they have no association whatsoever. While at the same time, others believe all of the myths to be unerringly the same and have no individual celebrity. The truth of the matter is that each group of people is accurate in one way, but still erroneous in another way of thinking. All the myths have their similarities which bring them together, yet they still have their divergences which help to distinguish between them all. .
             Probably the most well known creation myth of all time is "Genesis." Derived from the Bible, "Genesis" tells the story of how a supreme being named God created the Heavens and the Earth within seven days. God merely had to speak of what he wanted to happen and it came into view. "Genesis" tells us that "God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning-the first day." (Genesis 1: N I V. www.bible.gospelcom.net). Scarcely anyone dares to question the legitimacy of this chronicle verbally; they only have the gumption to do it in their own mind. The Greeks had an equivalent story to that of "Genesis." There were some distinctions, however, which included the people and the gods. .
             The Greeks believed that Zeus, as the central authority, reigned over the throne and retained domination of the entire world as well as the other gods. Instead of people being the first creatures, the Greeks assumed there to be giants such as Cyclops to stray upon the Earth.

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