Enuma Elish And Ea Similarities

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A sacred holy entity unknown to mankind as powerful and fearful; these are just a few of the many adjectives we would use to label the divine creatures described in many of the creation myths. Cultures varying from different sides of the spectrum have some similarities in many of the creation and succession myths, while yet, being distinct in their own way. One main example we see is the cross-cultural pattern of characters in multiple creation myths is the portrayal of the God Ea, who is without doubt a very influential god in all myths. We also note a similarity in succession myths; in all the myths we note a reoccurring portrayal of an epic battle fought between a storm god and a serpent or water god. An important way in which Ea establishes…show more content…
In the Enuma Elish, Ea “created mankind from his [Quingu] blood, imposed the toil of the gods (on man) and released the gods from it.” Due to that, Year after year at the New Year Festival the Mesopotamian people recited and performed The Babylonian Creation. This signifies that Ea became an intricate vital part in the culture of the Mesopotamians. By creating humans, Ea demonstrated the close relationship formed with humans. The Atrahasis , very similar to the Enuma Elish, portrays the role of Enki, otherwise known as Ea, and its involvement in the creation of man and how the toil of gods were imposed over them. Although both myths note the importance of Ea and its involvement in human creation, it is more evident in the Atrahasis. Unlike in the Enuma Elish, we note how Enki in the Atrahasis, surpasses beyond its role as the creator of humans. Enki became not only their creator, but also, the protector against harm, which embodied the Mesopotamians concept of a personal deity, which is the reason why they honor him every New…show more content…
In the Rig Veda’s creation myth we encounter the hymn of The Golden Embryo. It is stated that god of all creation, Prajapati who is identical with the Golden Embryo, was born from the primordial waters; “When the high waters came, pregnant with the embryo that is everything, bringing forth fire, he arose from that as the one life’s breath of the gods.” Since most of these myths took place along the geographical area of the Fertile Crescent where the Euphrates and Tigris rivers were most active, water was seen as a primordial factor in the creation and survival of civilization. These myths further reinforced the importance of water through tales of universal creation beginning with

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