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Each of the four creation stories had its own way of explaining creation The gods in the stories were very unique in their own way They all represented many different things and ideas Each story had its own special ideas and characteristics However all of the stories were alike in a way because they all told of a special time that is held sacred to all humans The four creation stories had many similarities as well as differences First the Hebrew creation story told of one God who created the world in six days He made everything present on the earth as well as man and woman He made man in his own image so he himself looked like a human God was over everything that was pure and good However a serpent was present in the place where God had put the man and woman The serpent was evil and it persuaded the woman and man to disobey Gods wishes The humans role in the Hebrew story was to multiply be fruitful and rule all things on the earth The Hebrew story consisted of only one god unlike the other stories in which there were many gods who had a distinct power The humans role in this creation story is to multiply and rule whereas humans in the other stories are ruled by the gods or humans are not even mentioned at all This story is like the other creation stories because they all mention a heaven and earth in some way Next the Greek creation story contained many gods The first god was Chaos Gaia Earth was next and was a place for all of the immortals who lived on Olympus Tartarus lived in a deep hole inside Earth Eros was the most good-looking of the immortals Black Night and Erebus came from Chaos Night had Aether and Day Ouranos Heaven was produced by Gaia to be
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