Posted on Sep 02, 2014

Creation

Creation Stories (PDF file)

 

PDF = PDF textbook

PM = Parallel Myths

GR = Hamilton’s Mythology

EG = Legends of the Egyptian Gods

  • Norse – PDF 1-2 & PM 44-46 & (video)
  • Hesiod’s Theogony (Greek) – GR 65-77 & PM 46-48
  • Egypt – PDF 3-5 (3 stories) and PM 51-52 & EG 2-13 & (video)
  • Enuma Elish (Babylonian) – PM 71-72
  • India – PM 37-40
  • Finland – PM 53
  • Pacific – China, Japan, Polynesia, New Zealand – PM 53-58 & Australia – PDF 6
  • Americas – Sioux – PM 59; Pawnee – PM 60; Iroquois – PM 62-63; Mayan – PM 68-69; (Navajo video); Inca – PM 70 & (Inca video)
  • Jewish (Talmud) – PM 76-80
  • Genesis (Bible) – PM 73-76
  • Scientific (Big Bang) – PDF 7
  • Notes on symbols – PM 80-90
  • Youtube videos (search for fionapass) or go to www.bigmyth.com

 

JOURNAL

Creation Stories Impact

 

Discuss some of the similarities in all the creation stories (consider the archetypes and creation of mankind as well). What do these common elements tell us about mankind’s view of the universe, in general? What contributes to any differences? How do these stories / beliefs differ from the Catholic teachings? What impact on your personal life does studying these myths have?