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There are numerous differences in Ovid's Metamorphosis account of creation and the account ofcreation as presented in Genesis. For starters, Ovid's Metamorphosis refers to the god's and nature, asbeing the creators of the earth. In Genesis, there is mention of only one God, who creates the earth andall that is on it. Next, in Ovid's Metamorphosis, the earth is described as being without form. All theelements were drawn together, causing them to collide, in what is referred to as chaos. Ovid does notreference any amount of time that it took for chaos to occur. In Genesis, the earth is described as beingwithout form. There was only water and darkness. God separated the darkness and the light. He thenseparated land from sea and created life. All of this was completed in six days. God then rested on theseventh day. In Ovid's Metamorphosis simply states, "Humankind was born." There is no reference to
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Creator deity,Adam and Eve,Garden of Eden,Book of Genesis