Creation story similarities discussion in 'general religious debates' started by yaddoe, feb 3, 2012 the iroquois creation story is really fascinating - an upper world and a lower world the others are also extremely dissimilar to the bible wa:do #20 painted wolf, feb 5, 2012. Many today consider the bible's creation story a myth they believe it has evolved and is written for the same basic purpose as the truly mythical creation accounts of the ancient near east these scholars seem incapable of understanding that the bible is history and the myths of the ancient near east are little more than political propaganda. This is a summary on the biblical account of creation you can read more in-depth bible verses from the scripture below and use the articles and videos to understand the meaning behind this teachable event in the biblethe creation story begins before anything exists except for god himself in. “the iroquois creation story” states that “the lower world was in great darkness” in the second paragraph, the story refers to the monsters in the “great water” in the book of genesis, the world is described as a dark, landless, water-filled world, before god introduced light. The iroquois creation story1 a tale of the foundation of the great island, now north america the two infants born, and the creation of the universe (rec 1827) among the ancients there were two worlds in existence.
Creation this version of the creation story is taken from converse [page needed] the earth was a thought in the mind of the ruler of a great island floating above the clouds. Iroquois creation story versus christian creation story david vanlandingham kristy singletary american literature, engl 2130 august 24, 2013 comparison of the iroquois creation story and the christianity creation story after reading the iroquois creation story, and although it is very different from the christianity creation story, i found them to be very similar in several ways. Hebrew/christian creation myth genesis 1-3 (new international version) genesis 1 1 in the beginning god created the heavens and the earth 2 now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the spirit of god was hovering over the waters.
English test iroquois creation story study guide by emderr3 includes 41 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. The creation story of the iroquois similarly relies upon the experiences known to the listeners the long houses of the sky dwellers in the iroquois creation story resemble the long houses traditional in iroquois culture. At the foundation of nearly every culture is a creation myth that explains how the wonders of the earth came to be these myths have an immense influence on people's frame of reference they influence the way people think about the world and their place in relation to their surroundings. In the babylonian myth, the serpent, ningishzida, is a friend to adapa who helps him in his search for immortality in genesis, the serpent is the enemy of adam, trying to trick him out of the chance to understand good and evil by developing a moral sense and thus becoming fully human. Native american creation story versus christian creation - when i was a child i had been told a christian creation story is different from the one that i had read in the book iroquois.
Nearly every culture has a creation story, but because the six nations had no written language, the first transcript of their creation story was begun by frenchman gabriel sagard in 1623 from the huron, or wyandot, a member of the iroquois. A creation myth (or cosmogonic myth) is a symbolic narrative of how the world began and how people first came to inhabit it    while in popular usage the term myth often refers to false or fanciful stories, members of cultures often ascribe varying degrees of truth to their creation myths. Iroquois creation myth, “the world on the turtle’s back”and the creation myth you and your partner read and analyzed, write an essay comparing and contrasting these three stories. Anthropologists collected and transcribed most versions of the iroquois creation myth in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries however, john norton, son of scottish and cherokee parents and adopted by the mohawks, recorded this version, one of the earliest, in 1816. This is true in the case of the creation myth what a person believes about his creation provides insight to his cultural and personal beliefs comparing and contrasting the creation stories of the worlds' three main religions with the creation myth of the iroquois nation illustrates this link between culture and creation of a society.
Two examples of different accounts of creation are the christian account in genesis, and the iroquois account in the world on the turtle’s back they have differences such as how the world was created, attitudes of humankind, and the authority of man over animals in the beginning. When i was a child i had been told a christian creation story is different from the one that i had read in the book iroquois the differences between these two creation stories are: at the beginning of creation of the world, the type of people, and the meaning of the story. Genesis vs iroquois creation myth all different cultures have their own creation stories, mostly all containing the elements of a higher power of some sort, how the power created the world, and the creation a human man.
A simple, yet time consuming, animation narration on how the iroquois people thought the world to be created an la mount si high school project by kendall wright and mariah kardash. The biblical vs egyptian creation stories – 1 the following are two comparisons of the biblical creation story with the accounts of ancient pagan myths they are slight variations of what i published in my book rational religion , which i wrote under the pseudonym daniel diamond.
The christian settlers thought that native americans were savages and that they had very different religious ideas but by comparing a popular native american creation myth named the world on the turtle's back with genesis it is possible to see that both religions are based on the same ideals and values. The sacred role of animal beings in iroquois lore (2012)english thesespaper 4 i the sacred role of animal beings in iroquois lore by melissa j martinelli magic is not used to describe miracles in judeo-christian belief, nor and myths through the version of the creation story – sky woman is falling, and he is one of the animals. The iroquois creation myth as recorded early in the 20th century, the iroquois creation story conceives of the world as a floating island, originally a sort of cloud sea (37), implying a certain lack of form, but not chaos or void. This is a very important element of iroquois mythology, and reinforces themes through the creation story not only do animals predate humans, but they saved sky woman and built the land we live on.