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Creating the Past Ancient Egyptians and Norsemen along with all other cultures believe that the world and all that lies there in was created by a Supreme Being or force For most people faith alone is not enough to base their very existence on people want to know why how and all of the details It is only human nature for a person to be curious and want to know why something happened the way it did Curiosity is the reason the Egyptians and Norsemen began to write or create myths and deities Authors since the beginning of time have written based on the inspiration of their lives and surroundings including the Egyptians and Norsemen Ancient Egyptian and Norse creation mythologies and deities yield logical evidence of the cultures from which they came A few different creation stories occupied the Egyptian region but most all of them began the same According To Pierre Montet the world was created from nothing in a time when there was no sky when neither the earth nor men nor gods existed and when even death did not exist 154 In Egypt like in most other places only a small percentage of boys and girls attended school and they were from upper class families The lack of education in the Egyptian culture harnessed the attempts to create an accurate creation myth Warner 13 The main and most believed creation stories came from the three most important religious centers Heliopolis Memphis and Hermopolis Each city was devoted to a different deity and they rivaled each other trying to show how their own god originated creation Cavendish 97 It is only normal for a group of people to want the credit for a great event The creation myth from Heliopolis acknowledges Atum as its sole creator and the Egyptians said that he rose out of the primeval waters that formed from the emptiness and nothing along with a hill of land
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