Greek Creation Myth Story vs Judeo –Christian Creation Myth Story
“The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the water.” The Holy Bible King James Version. Book of Genesis (ch1:2) .
Creation is doctrinal positions in many religions and philosophical belief systems which maintain that a single God or a group of gods or deities are responsible for creating the universe. Creationism affirms this belief; however, the doctrinal belief is not necessarily in accord or in agreement or the same with creationism. We will unveil in the following pages how the differences and similarities come into play as it relates to Greek and Judeo-Christian (Hebrew) creation myth story. How the creation myths involve time and the God or gods that are outside the timeline.
Nothingness and Chaos are synonymous with void and without form. Looking at Atchity,
Kenneth J ed. “Classical Greek Reading” by Hesoid. Theogony. “Gaia, the earth, and great
Okeanos, /and the dark Night, / and all the holy rest of the everlasting immortals.” (22).
The creationist story of Hesiod resembles some of the key aspects of the Book of Genesis within the Holy Bible. By revealing the similar approaches to the 'void' before Earth was created, one can ultimately realize how similar these creationist views are within a textual comparison. In essence, the Theogony of Hesiod closely resembles The Book of Genesis as found within the Holy Bible. Hesiod, in the beginning of his creationist story, reveals that the prominence of a void that existed before Earth came into being. From this nothingness came light, Mother Earth (Gaia) and Sky (Uranus) were formed. This version of that myth by Homer in the Iliad (Book 14) around the eight century B.C.E. “It says that Oceanus and the Titaness Tethys begat the first gods and formed the original world, and that Tethys ruled the sea and Oceanus surrounded the universe.” Leeming, David and Leeming, Margaret A. A Dictionary of Creation...