HUM 105 Week 2 Cosmic Creation Myths Across Cultures

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HUM 105 Week 2 Cosmic Creation Myths
Across Cultures


Select at least two creation myths from two
different cultures. For ideas, refer to this week's readings and the myths
section of the Big Myths website for animated presentations of many creation

 Write a 700- to 1,400-word paper about the selected
creation myths that answers the following questions:

  • Which world
    or worlds, such as sky, earth, and underworld, are represented in the
    myths you chose? What are the elements of these worlds?

  • Describe the
    creators. Are the creators male or female, and of what significance is
    gender? Describe what they created, including the steps or cycles of
    creation. Also, include descriptions of any destroyers or destruction if

  • Include the
    role of cosmic occurrences or natural phenomena, such as celestial bodies,
    floods, rain, wind, and fire.

  • Compare the
    creators, creations, the steps or cycle of creation, and the cosmic
    elements of the two myths. What are the similarities and differences?

  • Why do you
    think cosmic or creation myths are important to a culture? What value do
    they bring, if any?

Format your citations and
references consistent with APA guidelines.
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