Hamilton: Creation

Creation is a tough one. I know it will be a lot to wrestle through tonight, but this video of  Theogony should help clear up a bit of the chaos… literally and figuratively.

We also need to know a bit about other creation stories…. if we don’t– How will we know how to prove that Creation, God’s Creation story, is factual and worth believing in. First, let’s look into Rig Veda. Take note. What are the major differences between Theogony and Rig Veda? And, secondly, let’s take another look into what we believe… 7 Day’s of Creation.

For family points– 500 per posting by each family member: Compare and Contrast Theogony vs one of the other creation stories (either Rig Veda or 7 Day’s of Creation). Postings for points are due by class tomorrow

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  1. alexharakas

    Theogony and the Seven Days of Creation differ in most aspects, as Theogony is polytheistic and highly fantastical whereas Christian creation is monotheistic and logical. However they have some similar components. Zeus’s eruption of anger toward an evil people of killing them through a deluge is similar to God sending a flood at the sinful time of Noah. Like Noah and his family, Deucalion and Pyrrha were saved from the deluge because of their faithfulness. Also, in both accounts mankind is created at the near end, after the earth, sky, and animals. In the Bible, women are created to be man’s helper and friend whereas Zeus creates the woman to destroy man and spite Prometheus. From what I have gathered, the God of the Seven Days of creation acts out of love, where as Zeus acts just to protect his pride.

  2. davidanthony01

    Theogony and The Seven Days of Creation are more contrasted than similar. The way we read the beginning of everything from the Greek’s standpoint is very dramatic and action packed like a movie. On the contrary, the Seven Days of Creation, is of course more realistic and it just makes sense. In both creation stories, light was created first, then the earth. In both stories the earth, plants, and animals all came before the humans did as well. Theogony tells us that there were beasts and monsters who crawled on the earth before humans did. Theogony also explains that women were not meant to be made, that the first woman was made as a punishment I fact. Because God has given us the true account of the beginning of time, we all know that there was no monsters, gods, Titans, and that women are actually mans companion rather than a consequence.

  3. dmcluckey

    Theogony and the seven days of Creation are similar and different by many ways. For example, Zeus made women to spite Prometheus, where God mad women to be a companion to man. Also, theogony is a polytheistic belief, where as the Creation story in a monotheistic belief. A comparison would be that Zeus has wiped out the humans with catastrophic events, like how God wipes everyone out with the flood. Also in both events, it has survivors because of their faithfulness. In the end, both God and the gods react out of feelings, love and self-worth.

  4. dchin

    Theogony and the 7 days of creation are vastly different in multiple ways. First off Theogony does not have one creator of all things, but instead it has multiple confusing characters with different levels of power. The story of Theogony has multiple steps of betrayal, death, jealousy, and even a war. On the other hand, the 7 days of creation are simple and have one creator who was alone. God created things in an orderly fashion one thing after another. One similarity between the two is the fact that humans are lesser than their creators. In theogony’s perspective, there are three stories that lead to human creation. In the perspective where the gods made man, the first generation (gold) was perfect. As time went on the metals they used to create humans started to get worse and worse. In God’s case, he created man who was also perfect, but had eaten the fruit from the tree. After that point they started to deteriorate as well.

  5. adriennedwyer

    Theogony and Rig Veda, when compared, offer several similarities, but also several differences. According to Theogony, there was chaos which eventually lead to the creation of life and the Titans. Kronos, a titan, was the ruthless tyrant of this chaos. His son Zeus overthrew him in attempt to make this chaos an, ironically, peaceful place. According to Rig Veda, there was also chaos and a god who sacrificed his body for the creation of the universe. This newly created universe was ruled by sages or, essentially, gods. Theogony and Rig Veda are both polytheistic versions of the story of how our universe came to be. Both versions are centered around the idea of using gods and goddesses to explain natural and cosmic phenomena. The general idea of each creation story is almost parallel due to the fact that each started with chaos, ruled by a higher deity who was sacrificed for the creation of man. Differences begin to surface once the actual telling of each story unfolds. In theogony, this place of chaos is ruled by a ruthless tyrant, out for blood, who was unwillingly dethroned in order to create a safe place for the age of man. In Rig Veda, the god ruling chaos peacefully sacrificed himself in order to create a safe place for the age of man.

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