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Two well-known stories of creation are the Genesis and Elder Eddas The Christian belief is their God Ijohba starts the creation of the universe by calling all things into existence from eternal darkness with a mire gesture of his hands and uttering the words let there be light The Norse story Elder Eddas does not start with a single god setting the process into but with water rushing forth into a crevasse and freezing welting causing fog From the fog came Giants and Ice fairies There are many similarities and differences between the Norse myth of creation and the Judeo Christian story of Genesis the actual creation itself the type of creator and even the fluidity are three main points of difference In the beginning of the Christian story of Genesis and the Norse myth of Elder Eddas there was darkness this is common theme that shared by After the stating the fact the in the beginning there was nothing the two stories wander off into extremely differed accounts of creation At this time in the Christian story of Genesis God summons light into existence and seeing that it is good he sets it aside from the darkness God makes the light the day and the darkness night God then takes the rest of the day off The first part of Elder Eddas is slightly more involved Following the darkness a sudden rush of water flows into a crevasse freezing creating a sheet of ice As the ice melts it creates a fog bank of which the first Giant and Ice ferries were formed Still with all these differences there is still one key element that is the same Each story shares the same start In the beginning there was nothing In the book of Genesis there is a given creator God while there is not an exact name mentioned this early he was known as God This God was a concerned all-powerful benign
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