Similarities between Judeo-Christian and Native American Creation Stories At first glance, the Judeo-Christian creation stories featured in the Bible and the multiple Native American creation stories (Zuni, Hopi, Navajo) passed down orally through their cultures are incredibly different from one another. As Thury and Devinney point out, the Judeo-Christian stories are dominated by a singular God who then creates specific humans who rule over the earth and its various creatures. In contrast, most Native American creation stories involve the interaction between humans, animals, and Gods/ spirit people to create an earthly realm that is suitable or beneficial for all involved ( Thury and Devinney 89). Furthermore, the Judeo-Christian stories...The end:
..... was one consequence of their constant adultery. As in the Bible, these figures were punished for the actions of which the Gods did not approve. While there are noticeable differences between Judeo-Christian and Native American creation narratives, there are several significant similarities as well. The references to important numbers and customs within each of the stories, as well as the cause and effect storyline that comes with an accompanying penalty for each culture represent a few of the connections between the different groups’ myths of creation. Works Cited Thury , Eva M. and Margaret K. Devinney . Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths. Oxford, UK and New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.