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Term: Creation Myth


A mythic story used to explain the formation and existence of the phenomenal world.

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The Creation of Creation Myths
by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
Creation myths reflect the natural environment in particular geographic areas. Is the local climate predominantly hot, cold, wet, or dry? Is it characterized by mountains or deserts; forests or savannahs? Are there active volcanoes, frequent earth movement, devastating storms? What of the natural ...