Cosmogony and Creationism Study Guides

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Cosmogony and Creationism Study Guides Celtic o Pieced together from archaeological evidence and word of mouth o Heaven and Earth produced offspring who became angry because there was no light. They rose up against heaven and split it into many pieces forming land and sea. o Vita Merlini: book that describes Four Elements, Four Winds, Four Zones, and Spirits of Earth Finno-Ugric o European o Earth diver: Divine bird flew over waters trying to find a place to lay his egg; he lands somewhere, and lays three eggs, which hatch into sun, moon, and stars Greeks o Earth made of fundamental materials: earth, water, fire, wind o Early Greeks: Universal egg: divided into two halves, sea and sky o Later Greeks: adopted the idea of an abstract creation o Plato: united Greek and Western mythology and scientific methodology Claimed that the universe exists through a benevolent being who is also under the control of natural laws Romans o Zeno: founder of stoicism, that nature provides concrete evidence for all logical thoughts Egyptians o Helioplitan Everything started as eternal, infinite primeval watery chaos Nut (sky), Shu (atmosphere), Geb (Earth) o Hermopolitan Chaos has 8 gods Mound rose out of Island of Flames into the Land of Two Knives and an egg laid by a spirit hatched into the sun god (Atum or Re) o Memphis
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Ptah is the ultimate God, made of other gods, who created the universe Not very popular o Elephantine Khnum and Hathor are the god and goddess of creation; Knhum created
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course BIOL 159 taught by Professor Carter during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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