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God vs Manito Creation myths were created for the people of this world because we all need something to believe in All creation myths differ in some way I am going to focus on the creation myths in the American culture and the Native American culture In all creation myths a God or the Gods have an overflowing love for man There are many differences in the two creation myths In the beginning of both accounts the conditions of the world was very poor In the Biblical account there is God in Walam Olum there is Manito both are quite similar and are the supreme being of that myth In the Biblical account the world is shapeless and engulfed in the void of darkness Gods spirit hung over the face of the waters of this shapeless earth In the Walam Olum the earth is not shapeless at all but instead covered by a great fog Manito is lost in this darkness of space not knowing where he is The creators of the world are different but their creations are similar In both myths the sun moon stars land and man were created by their respective God Although in the Walam Olum the wind created the pathways for the water and Manito created other Gods under him In both myths evil is represented by a snake but only in the Biblical account does man commit sin There is a reason for all creations even for the creation of man and woman There wasnt any men to till the soil so God created man in his image and formed him from the dust of the ground and breathed life into Adam God made man to watch over the beasts of the field and tend to the garden God created woman out of Adam to be compatible to man because there was no help mate for him in all of the other animals God created He
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