There are many different beliefs about how the world was created. People believe it happened in different ways. In the world of Zulu the world was just darkness and one very large seed. The seed began to grow. These seeds were called Uthlange, which means the source of all things. The seeds grew slowly and eventually grew into a man. The man grew so big the plant could not keep the man on it so he fell off. Then he walked up and down the land and he saw more men and women growing off the plants (The big Myth, 2011).
In the world Inca beginning, with Pachacamac the son rose slowly from Lake Titicaca. He was so bright in the sky all by himself so he made the stars, and the planets and the moon. The moon was so beautiful that she became his wife and together they ruled the heavens and the earth. Pachacamac made the first human out of stone of an enormous mountain rock. The first humans were pitiful creature, they knew nothing about the world or how the live and make food. So the sun and moon bore a son and a daughter. They sent their son and daughter to earth to teach the humans how to survive (The big Myth, 2011).
The worlds discussed in these two myths are the sky and earth. Both talk about sky elements and how those things came to earth and created an effect. The Zulu Creation story deals with a seed that falls from the sky. This seed sinks into the earth and then grows eventually into a reed and then mankind. This is very similar to the way a pregnancy takes place. Hence, the seed fell from the sky impregnating the earth. The Inca Creation begins with the sun rising from a lake and then ruling from heaven over all the earth. If the sun represents sky, or fire then we have fire, earth, and water elements in this creation story.
The creator of the Inca Creation myth was the sun, Pachacamac. In the Zulu Creation the creator was a seed. Pachacamac takes on the male gender role, whereas, the seed in the Zulu myth is not gender... [continues]
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