Foundations of Culture
The Bible, Chinese, & Nigerian Creation Myths
In this analytical essay, there are three different creation myths that are being discussed. The main topic of this essay as a whole is discussing the finer details of the accounts. Also, going forward with the main topic, what is also being discussed is how the miniscule details gave the audience a better perspective on the stories.
The Bible is a creation myth that is typically the most common one ever told. The Bible basically describes how the earth was created in six short days by God himself. It also mentions how humans were brought onto this Earth in a very ghastly manner, but in this particular creation myth, it seems to have a very religious and interesting touch on it. The Bible is different from all of the other creation myths because it naturally has a deeper meaning and a great deal of symbolism to it due to the fact it is a known religion called Christianity.
In this creation myth, it explains how God Himself created the heavens and earth in six days and rested on the seventh day. This is a symbolism of Christianity due to the fact that in this religion Christians are recommended to simply not to do anything, but worship the Lord and relax for the rest of day, this part was given as a result of instruction for Christians in the near future. God soon created Adam and Eve; he created Adam from dirt and created Eve from the rib of Adam and they were created to form life on Earth. They were also deeming to respect and obey the rules that God mandate them. This is yet another symbolic detail to why this creation account has a profound meaning to it; Christians are to worship and praise the Lord and to give honor to his commands.
The next figurative action that took place in this creation account is also when it cited the Tree of Knowledge, which is an element God specifically, warned Adam and Eve about. He didn’t want them to eat from the...