Mythology

The Babylonian Origins of the Creation Myths

Source: http://www.rejectionofpascalswager.net/babylonian.html#eden We have shown that the creation stories in Genesis are just myths. The next question one may ask is: where did these stories come from? The Origins of the Creation Account For many centuries, both Christian and Jewish theologians believe that the stories were given by God and thus owed their origins purely …

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In the Beginning: Two Stories of Creation

Source: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/gen1st.htm by Doug Linder (2004) In the beginning, about 3,000 years ago*, Jewish desert dwellers in what is present-day southern Israel told a story around campfires about the creation of the first man and first woman.  The story they told, and passed on to generations of future desert dwellers, described a pre-creation scene much …

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10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Adam and Eve

Notes: Eden means pleasure. Cain means spear. Able means vapor, like the breath you see on a winter day. Nod means wandering. Rib is the implication, but it’s actually “from the side”. And what you’re translating as day actually means “period of light”.   Source: https://www.onfaith.co/discussion/10-things-i-wish-everyone-knew-about-adam-and-eve Added byKarl Giberson 09/24/2016 19762 views  The story of …

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Santa, Father Christmas, father frost

The origins of the character of Santa Klaus, in russia called Ded Moroz predates Christianity as a slavic wizard of winter, in some books he is a son of Slavic pagan god Veles (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veles_%28god%29) and Mara (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C4%81ra) ,mer/sea, which is probably the origin of “Maria”. In Slavic mythology, Frost or Morozko is a snow demon. …

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Quetzalcoatl

According to Maya legend, the Maya were visited by a robed Caucasian man with blond hair, blue eyes and a beard by the name of Quetzalcoatl, who taught the Maya about agriculture, medicine, mathematics and astronomy. It is widely recognized that the Maya were the first civilization to use the number “0”. Quetzalcoatl warned the …

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