creation myths

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  • CREATION MYTHS —    There are numerous cosmogonic references in cuneiform sources that reflect the different theological themes of individual cult centers. A common theme is the notion that an undifferentiated and watery universe became separated into distinct… …   Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

  • Ancient Egyptian creation myths — The motif of the sun rising from a pyramidal mound was present in most Egyptian creation myths. Ancient Egyptian creation myths refers to the ancient Egyptian accounts of the creation of the world. The Pyramid Texts, tomb wall decorations and… …   Wikipedia

  • Mesoamerican creation myths — are the collection of creation myths attributed to, or documented for, the various cultures and civilizations of pre Columbian Mesoamerica. The Maya gods included Kukulkán (also known by the K iche name Gukumatz and the Aztec name Quetzalcoatl)… …   Wikipedia

  • Creation according to Genesis — refers to the Hebrew narrative of the creation of the heavens and the earth as told in chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis, the first book of the Pentateuch. The text The modern division of the Bible into chapters dates from c.1200 AD, and the division… …   Wikipedia

  • creation myth — or cosmogony Symbolic narrative of the creation and organization of the world as understood in a particular tradition. Not all creation myths include a creator, though a supreme creator deity, existing from before creation, is very common. Myths… …   Universalium

  • Creation myth — The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo illustrates the Genesis creation narrative A creation myth or creation story is a symbolic account of how the world began and how people first came to inhabit it.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Creation–evolution controversy — A satirical cartoon from 1882, parodying Darwin s theory of evolution, in response to the publication of The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms. The creation–evolution controversy (also termed the creation vs. evolution… …   Wikipedia

  • Creation Science — Creationism can also refer to creation myths, or to a concept about the origin of the soul. For the movement in Spanish literature, see Creacionismo. Part of a series on Creationism …   Wikipedia

  • CREATION AND COSMOGONY IN THE BIBLE — The Hebrew Bible commences with a majestic cosmological account of the genesis of the universe. According to Genesis 1:1–2:4a (the P account according to the documentary hypothesis), God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh day …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • creation — The biblical myth of the origin of the universe. There are two accounts in Genesis of the creation by God. Neither deals with the question whether the creation was out of nothing (creatio ex nihilo); the first (Gen. 1:1–2:3) which was compiled… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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