Comparative Mythology/Creation Myths
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- African Creation Myths
- See also the Wikipedia article on the Baluba.
- The Creation deity Kabezya-Mpungu decides that humans should see him no longer. After ordering the forces of the world, he disappears. As a "replacement" he sends Mutima, the heart (the life-giving principle). So in this myth, an interesting connection is made between the invisibility or unavailability of God and the endowment of humans with a divine component.
- Middle Eastern Creation Myths
- The initial part of the Book of Genesis (Hebrew:Bereschit}}), the first book of the Torah as well as the Bible, contains the creation mythology of both the Jewish and the Christian religions. See Wikipedia article on the Book of Genesis and Wikipedia article on creation according to the Book of Genesis.