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Creation Throughout history every culture has had its own set of values and beliefs by which its people live Many cultures have developed their own story of how we came to be how the world came into existence Although these stories obviously vary originating from completely different sides of the planet there are also many parts that are quite comparable One of the most famous creation myths is contained in the Bible in the book of Genesis The creation story begins before man was made when God reigned Heaven was the spot for God to be at the kingdom in the sky The African tribe Yao-Bantus creation story states that man chased the god Mulungu away forcing the god to live in the sky These are stories from opposite parts of the earth that discuss two different creators but both refer to a place in the sky Throughout many religions in the world Heaven is Gods house or the place where souls journey to in the afterlife The Genesis myth states that God had been creating the heavens and the earth but the earth wasnt alive yet For anything to grow on earth God would need rain and man to till the soil The almighty God brought up a mist from the ground and watered the face of the planet Then God took dust from the ground and formed a man from it breathing the breath of life into his nostrils One more creation story comes from the Hopi Native American tribe They also have a different creator this time a woman So Spider Woman gathered earth this time of four colors yellow red white and black mixed with tuchluva the liquid of her mouth molded them and covered them with her white-substance cape which was the creative wisdom itself As before she sang them the Creation song and when she uncovered
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