Each belief system has a story of how the world was created and human life came to be. In many of these "creation myths," a god or gods shape, manipulative, or in some way interact with a pre-existing darkness or chaos to create order. Within Judeo-Christian beliefs, the first book of the Hebrew Bible, the Book of Genesis, describes not one, but two distinct accounts of how … [Read more...]
Creation Myths are narratives that describe how the world began and how mankind came to populate it. Usually, creation myths came from an oral tradition, and years later, were collected in written form. Read articles about creation below.
William Blake is justifiably considered to be among the greatest of England's poets and artists. His place in the books of art history is assured despite his general disengagement from any definable movement, except perhaps romanticism, to which he belonged in spirit more than in form. Blake was professionally an engraver and acquired little acclaim for his work in his … [Read more...]
Who knew the Vatican had an astronomer? Brother Consolmagno, who works in a Vatican observatory in Arizona and is curator of the Vatican meteorite collection in Italy (the Vatican has a meteorite collection now?), doesn't believe that science and religion are competing theories. Last week, he commented that literal creationism (strictly, that God created the world in 6 … [Read more...]
Contents Sumerian Lilith Lilith on Persian Incantation Bowls Lilith in the Hebrew Bible Sammael and Lilith: Counterparts to Adam and Eve Lilith as Adam's First Wife Lilith's Refusal to Return to Adam Lilith as Wife of Sammael Sumerian Lilith Lilith is thought be the demon of waste places who originally lived in the garden of the Sumerian goddess, Innana, … [Read more...]
Izanagi and Izanami were the two young gods chosen to bring order to the world of chaos in Japanese mythology. Izanagi was a tall and as strong as a willow sapling, while Izanami, his consort, was delicate in manner and speech, and as beautiful as the air that filled the High Plain of Heaven. The Lord of Heaven then gave Izanagi his legendary spear, Amanonuboko. Izanagi … [Read more...]