Cosmic Creation Myths Across Cultures

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Cosmic Creation Myths across Cultures Cosmic Creation Myths across Cultures I choose the Egyptian creation myth and the Navajo creation myth. Egyptian mythology has been fascinating to me ever since I learned about Egypt in school. If there was one era I could live in, I would always choose the time of Egyptians. Navajo mythology is a recent curiosity that I hope to learn more about. In Egyptian mythology the first world was Nu. Nu represented chaos that lived before time. Nu was a dark, uncontrollable place. The chaos was made of swirling dark water. When Atum created himself, he created his children, Shu the god of air and Tefnut the goddess of mist and moisture. Shu and Tefnut created the sky and earth. The sky was Nut and Geb was the earth. The sky was made of air, clouds, and the sun. The earth was made of plants. The creator was neither male nor female. I think this signifies that he is a god to be loved by all no matter what gender. I think the neutral gender signifies equality between men and women. The creators name was Atum. He merged with his shadow to create two children, a boy and a girl. His son was the god of air and his daughter the goddess of mist and moisture. They were in charge of “separating the chaos into principles of law, order, and stability. The chaos was divided into light and dark and set into place.” Shu and Tefnut created Geb the earth and Nut the sky. Shu and Tefnut also created other gods like Isis, Hathor, Osiris, Seth, Thoth, and Nephthys. When Atum lost his children in the chaos and got them back, he cried thousands of tears. The tears fell to earth and created the first people. A celestial body would be the sun that Nut gave birth to every night before dawn. The sun would die every night only to be reborn each morning. Nut created rain for her lover Geb, to help nourish the earth. This allowed
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