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Comparison of Some Myths Considering the Creation

Author(s): Reni Stoyanova
Subject(s): Philosophy, Non-European Philosophy, Special Branches of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Comparative Studies of Religion, East Asian Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: mythology; creation; chaos
Summary/Abstract: Mythology is the basic feature of every ethnicity.The Creation of the world is an important starting point and is differently represented by every nation. In addition, myths are spread into pieces. Here is a brief comparison of the Chinese, Greek, Japanese Egyptian, Indian and Hittite Anatolia mythology. Each of them has its unique features, but they also have some overlapping points. Generally speaking there are one and the same elements, people or things appearing in the myths mentioned above. For example we can find the conception of the Chaos not only within the Chinese myths but also in the Greek and Indian ones.