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There are many myths that exist regarding how the world was created These myths have several factors in common but are essentially very different In the Viking myth The Birth of the World the Egyptian story of The Creation and Chinese tale Pan Gu Creates the World all three storylines contain mystical beings however all three differ simply because of cultural differences All three myths refer to water and each explains their version of how the world started from nothingness In all of these myths Earth was created from very little or nothing In Pan Gu Creates the World everything is created from one egg containing chaos and Pan Gu which is a mystical giant Pan Gu split open the egg and from that emerged the Earth In The Birth of the World there was an empty space which the Vikings called Ginnungagap There was also supposedly an icy place above Ginnungagap called Niflheim and a fiery one below it called Muspell As Niflheim and Muspell grew closer together an ice giant and a giant cow formed from the runoff of the melted ice Eventually more frost giants were created and the first gods were licked out of the ice by the giant cow The gods eventually over throw one of the ice giants and used his flesh to create the Earth utilizing the teeth and bones for the mountains and rocks In The Creation it is said that at one time black waters covered everything out of which rose the Earth All of these stories claim that the Earth was created from nothing but at the same time they all have different ways of explaining how it came to be what it is today These myths may have set up a theory that is widely known in todays world as The Big Bang theory In two of these stories water has been present since the beginning of time In The Creation the water was
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