Common Elements in Creation Myths

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Common Elements in Creation Myths
Almost every culture has a creation myth. These myths explain how the universe, earth, animals, plants and people came into existence. What is interesting about these myths is that they all share a number of common elements.
For this essay we will focus on the Zuni creation myth entitled “Talk Concerning the First Beginning”. It will be demonstrated that this myth shares a number of elements with the Greek creation myth recounted by Hesiod in the “Theogony”, “Atum and Ra” from Egypt and “Genesis” from the Bible.
It will be argued that all of these myths share three common elements. These elements are a formless void or empty world, darkness and light and one god/goddess being responsible for creation....
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In conclusion, the Zuni creation myth “Talk Concerning the First Beginning” is similar to creation myths from a range of other cultures. In all of these myths there are three common elements. These elements are a formless void or empty world, darkness and light and one god/goddess being responsible for the creation.
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