Unformatted text preview: • The Greeks: Originally there was formless Chaos; this was followed by gods who brought order to the cosmos and fought among themselves to control it. • India: Originally there was neither form nor substance; Father Sky and Mother Earth conceive the gods, who shape the earth (sex among the gods is another common feature of creation stories). • Egypt: The Universe is a large rectangular box with (naturally) Egypt at the center. The Sun-god Ra rode around the celestial river once a day, and star lamps were suspended from the top of the box. We could cite examples from other cultures, but you see the flavor of these stories....
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