In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World Themes

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Similarities

Similarities

One overall theme that is obvious after reading the twenty-five creation legends in the book, "In the Beginning" is the fact that many have similar elements. Even though the myths stretch across the ages and originate from diverse cultures, religions and locations, it is remarkable to note the similarities that exist among the stories. These similarities illustrate that despite the origin of the myth, the human mind thinks along some of the same lines regardless of time, location or culture.

The book describes the struggle that all men and women have had in understanding their origins. One of the similarities among the various creation myths is that man sees a connection between himself and the sky, land and sea. There are virtually no myths where these elements do no play an important role in the imaginary legends that are created to explain them. Also very important to...

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