Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Mythology - Creation
All three of the world’s greatest monotheistic religions believe in similar versions of a single Creation myth.
In the beginning, there was only God. God looked upon the emptiness that surrounded him and said “Let there be light!” And there was light. God called the light ‘Day’ and the darkness ‘Night’. This was the first day and night of the world.
On the second day, God created a great expanse above the dark waters that surrounded the world. He called this expanse “sky”.
On the third day, God created dry earth between the waters. He called this dry earth “land” and called the waters “seas.” He sculpted the land into mountains and valleys. God then commanded the land to sprout grass, plants, and trees. The earth overflowed with flowering vegetation.
On the fourth day, God created the celestial bodies. He called the stars, suns, and moons into existence. He set them in the sky to separate the day from the night.
On the fifth day, God created all of the creatures that swam in the seas. He made the skies teem with birds and other flying animals.
On the sixth day, God made all of the land-dwelling animals. Finally, God created a man to look after these animals. In order to provide a companion and helper to the Man, God created Woman out of one of Man’s ribs. He declared Man and Woman rulers of the earth and assigned to them the responsibility of looking after all of the creatures that resided on it.
And on the seventh and final day, God looked upon the earth and saw that it was good. So, on that seventh day, God rested.
The Dawn and Dusk of Man is a Thinkquest Mythology Project by Sheila, Min, Ana and Tencia of Montgomery Blair High School.