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End of the world Myth

End of the World myths Native American Traditions and Judeo-Christian Traditions A Hopi Legend and The Gospel, the book of Mark both write about the end of the world and how the Creator plans to save the chosen ones from the end of earth. Both myths have some similarities but many more differences. The two myths do not share many symbols and are totally different from each other. The most important difference that I have found during my readings and analysis of the two stories is that the name of the Creator for the Judeo-Christian myth God is not mentioned in the Native American myth. And the name of the Creator for the Native American myth Taiowa, is not mentioned in the Judeo-Christian myth. I will begin my paper by providing a summary of the two myths, followed by their similarities and their differences. The Tokpela (The First World-The end of the First World), writes about how humans multiplied fast and as they grew larger in number, they separated around the world. These humans were very different from each other, they were of different colors and each group spoke a different language, but for some strange reason they felt they understood each other. As all humans do, eventually they forgot about the commands of life and to respect their creator. With time, they began to use the earth for their own needs and basically whatever they wanted, forgetting that the only reason they were put on earth was to carry out the plan of Creation. Little by little, humans started noticing differences between each other through the color of their skin, their speech, and their different beliefs in the plan of the Creator. The myth also writes about how animals felt different from humans and began to hide and run away from them. Animals became wilder and developed a fear of humans since they now felt threatened by them. The same way animals drew away from humans, humans drew away from each other. Humans divided each ot...

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