GREECE -- EURYNOME & OPHION
In the beginning there was chaos, a great big sea in which Eurynome danced. Eurynome was the Goddess of all things. Ophion, the great serpent of the waters, was enraptured by her dancing, made love to her, and impregnated her. She turned into a bird to give birth to the universal egg, which Ophion cracked open with his tail. From the egg spilled many creatures who went to live on Earth.
Ophion began to brag that he was the father of all things. His bragging displeased Eurynome, and so she banished him to the dark areas of Earth.