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In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World Summary
Virginia Hamilton

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In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World Summary

Plot Summary

"In the Beginning" is a collection of twenty-five creation stories from a variety of countries, cultures, and religions from around the world. There are myths that are ancient yet familiar to the modern world such as those from the Greeks including the story of Pandora's Box, the trials of the twins Prometheus and Epimetheus, and the conflict between father and son in the story of Kronos and Zeus. The story of the sun god Ra from Egyptian mythology is another creation story popular in modern times. Many tales are from less familiar sources such as those from Pacific island cultures and remote regions of Africa. The compilation provides insight and understanding into ancient and more contemporary legends that address the mysterious and complex issue of creation.

As each myth and story unfolds, similarities can often be noted among the collection. For example, in each myth, there is generally...

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