Creation Myths

Oceanus

A creation myth is a symbolic story of a culture, tradition or people that describes their earliest beginnings, how the world they know began and how they first came into existence in it. They are found in many cultures and are the most common form of myth. The creation myth conveys profound truths, although not necessarily in historical or literal.  The sacred accounts usually describe the ordering of the cosmos from a state of chaos or amorphousness.

Creation myths have several common. They address deeply meaningful questions held by the society, revealing major components of their central worldview.  The stories which are often set in a dim and nonspecific past include a plot and characters who are either deities, human-like figures, or animals, who often speak and transform easily. 

Uranus & Gaia

In Greek mythology, for example, an amorphous Chaos that was the domain of the Eurynome (Goddess of All Things) which was surrounded by the river ruled by the god Oceanus.  Eurynome divided out her territory and created the first generation of major gods and goddesses and exotic creatures.  The second generation which included Zeus and his brothers and sisters overthrew their father, Cronus, and ruled the earth from Olympus.

Tomorrow,   Rita Bay

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