Creation myth

symbolic narrative of how the world began and how people first came to inhabit it

A creation myth is a symbolic narrative of how the world began.

The Creation (c. 1896–1902) by James Tissot. An interpretation of the Genesis creation narrative from the first book of the Torah (commonly known as the Book of Genesis)


  • The Biblical words about the genesis of heaven and earth are not words of information but words of appreciation. The story of creation is not a description of how the world came into being but a song about the glory of the world's having come into being.

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