In my essay I will analyze my chosen creation myth. Then I will compare and contrast other creation myths. I am trying to find a myth that has many similarities to mine, as well as utilize other myths that have differences to mine. I will summarize Greek mythology, then I will tell why the myths that I am comparing and contrasting my myth towards are alike or different from my original myth.
In Greek mythology, the creation starts out like many cultures creation myths do. Although it may start out the same, this myth is actually quite different and a lot more exciting than most myths.
In the beginning there was only chaos. Then Erebus appeared, a space where Death and Night dwell. Love was then born, which brought a start to order. Love then produced Light and Day. Next came Gaea, the Earth. Erebus and Night mated and gave birth to Ether, which was the heavenly light. Night was the one who produced, Doom, Fate, Death, Sleep, Dreams, Nemesis, and all other darkness.
Gaea alone gave birth to Uranus, the heavens. Uranus then became her mate. Together they produced the three Cyclopes, the three Hecatoncheires, and twelve Titans.
But not only was Uranus a bad husband but also a bad father. He hated Hecatoncheires. He hid them in Gaea’s womb, and she became angry. The youngest Titan, Cronus and her plotted against Uranus and ambushed him. Cronus castrated his father and threw his severed genitals into the ocean, he either died, withdrew from Earth, or exiled himself to Italy. So Cronus became the next ruler, and married his sister Rhea.
Gaea however prophesied that he would be overthrown by one of his sons. To avoid his overthrowment he swallowed each of his children as they were born. Rhea didn't like this, and finally by the time her sixth child was to be born, she hid herself, and left the child to be raised by nymphs. She wrapped a stone in cloth and gave it to Cronus, he swallowed it think