Creation from the Void: Crash Course Mythology #2

Today on Crash Course Mythology we’re starting in on creation stories. This week, we’ll focus on the creation of the universe out of nothing, or Ex Nihlio creation. Basically, a god decides to make a universe out of nothing. We’ll look at the Genesis story (which has nothing to do with Peter Gabriel or Phil Collins), a Mayan creation tale, a Kono story of the beginning, and we’ll even look at the Big Bang.

Sources:
The Oxford Companion to World Mythology by David Leeming – https://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Companion-World-Mythology-Leeming/dp/0195387082

The Theogony of Hesiod translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White – http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/hesiod/theogony.htm

In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World by Virginia Hamilton and Barry Moser – https://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Creation-Stories-Around-World/dp/0152387420

The World of Myth: An Anthology by David Leeming – https://www.amazon.com/World-Myth-David-Adams-Leeming/dp/1522694676

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