Differences in Ovid's Metamorphosis and Genesis - There are numerous differences in Ovid's Metamorphosis account of creation and the account of creation

Differences in Ovid's Metamorphosis and Genesis - There are...

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There are numerous differences in Ovid's Metamorphosis account of creation and the account of creation as presented in Genesis. For starters, Ovid's Metamorphosis refers to the god's and nature, as being the creators of the earth. In Genesis, there is mention of only one God, who creates the earth and all that is on it. Next, in Ovid's Metamorphosis, the earth is described as being without form. All the elements were drawn together, causing them to collide, in what is referred to as chaos. Ovid does not reference any amount of time that it took for chaos to occur. In Genesis, the earth is described as being without form. There was only water and darkness. God separated the darkness and the light. He then separated land from sea and created life. All of this was completed in six days. God then rested on the seventh day. In Ovid's Metamorphosis simply states, "Humankind was born." There is no reference to
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  • Spring '16
  • Rhonda Kelley
  • Creator deity, Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, Book of Genesis

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