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A comparison of Early civilization After reading the articles on early civilization Ive identified several similarities and differences about the people who were from these three cultures The civilizations in the articles include the people from Mesopotamia the Quiche Indians a tribe in early Meso-America and The book of Genesis which offers a Christian or biblical explanation of how our own civilization originated I will tell you about how they believed they came into existence and what they thought they should do to ensure their civilization continued The three stories offered insight on how the different cultures lived by describing how they believed their civilization was created Creation of Man All three civilizations believed that the Earth all the animals and Man was created by one or several Gods The Meso- Americans and Mesopotamiams believed in many Gods On the other hand the Christians believed that only one God created Man The Meso-Americans believed that Tepeu the Creator and the Forefathers a group of great sages and thinkers created their world and everything in it In the article Popul Vuh the Quiche Indians wrote about how the Creator and the Forefathers planned and created the growth of the trees and thickets and the birth of life in the darkness The Popul Vuh Chapter 1 Pg 3 The Mesopotamians believed their world was created after the Gods sent Marduk the Warrior God to defeat the oldest of the Gods Tiamet the patron of Primeval Chaos Tiamet created terrible dragons serpents Hurricanes tempests and just about anything she could in order to prevent the Gods from creating someone to worship them The Creation Epic Tablet 1 pg 7 Marduk was summoned to kill Tiamet which he did and created Man out of his blood and bone The Creation Epic Tablet VI pg 11 The Book of Genesis tells us how God made the beast of the earth after his
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