Creation myth are mythical views of the begin of the world. they usually have the core values in the creation myths. the core values can be express by their religious, ritual, or by their community. The Australian and navajo creation myths are similar in many ways, but have differences that show an inherently different way of thinking about the world. All have creators-gods that make the world into what is now. There are conflicts within their world, and these conflicts change the face world. Two creation myths that do not have similarities come from the Australian and the Navajo culture.
Australia’s Aboriginal culture probably represents the oldest surviving culture in the world, with the use of stone tool technology and painting with red ochre pigment dating back over 60,000 years(Aboriginal culture 1). Their myths was very diverse in their beliefs of how they came to earth. Some of the australian believe that “god came from the heaven and they start making the oceans, animal, plants, rivers, and stream”; “while the rest of them believe that particular creatures were created by particular gods or spirit ancestors”(Holloway 1).
Accord my excerpt that i have read “they came from the god name Baiame who created the earth, the plants, trees, rocks, mountains, and animals. ” Baiame, lord of the earth, walked through the and created a man and a woman to rule over them. there first rule was forbidding the, to eat the animal. Baiame stay on earth with his wife Birrahgnooloo; they spent time with the humans, teaching them and helping them evolve. Later, mankind began to kill the animals and eat them.
They were caught and punished by the god(Navajo origin legend 1). The australian did have a diverse mythology but they all believe in gods from the sky just the navajo. Furthermore, The navajo had a totally different point of view on the creation of the world and their people. the navajo believe in god but their verse is different than the australian belief. they in the “Navajo origin legend” it explains religious rituals and the creation of the first man and woman, importance of corn. he story is about how the gods and Mirage People go through a meticulous ceremony involving corn, buckskins and feathers, which is blown through by the wind, creating the first man and woman.
When the couple taught the rudimentary beings existing at that time how to form communities, the watermonster Tieholtsodi caused a flood and drowned these people. The two humans escaped through a hole in the sky made by a hawk and came into the fifth world. Here they created the present world; when it was completed, they both vanished.
The five pairs of twins that they produced mated with the kisani (pueblo) to populate the earth. In addition, The Australian and Navajo myth are similar but are different in many more thing. The Australian and Navajo both believe that god came from the sky or skylands. therefore people would have thought that their beliefs was that god came from the skies but they were not. the australian had a more diverse mythology on creation of the world, while the navajo all believe in the same belief. The navajo have faith in, that life emerged from the earth like a sprouting plant rising from the soil.
In the Australian creation myth, the australian have faith in that god came from the heaven and they start making the oceans, animal, plants, rivers, and stream, the australian called their creation period the dreamtime. the australian still practices these religious to this day. Additionally, the core values of a tribe or group are going to navigate throughout the generation to come. the australian to this day still practice their religion and there cereoides. the ceremonies are an important in the australian religion.
Small ceremonies are still practised in some remote parts of Australia; to in order to ensure a supply of plant and animal foods. The Australian Aboriginals are very religious and spiritual, “but rather than praying to a single god they cannot see, each group generally believes in a number of different deities, whose image is often depicted in some tangible, recognisable form”(Aboriginal Culture 1). The tribes in Australia do not have the same deity, each tribe has its own deities with an overlap of the major beliefs Australian tribes.
On the contrary all of the tribe practice the same ceremonies, which are small and funeral ceremonies. the funeral have two different type of burial. A primary and secondary; the primary is when the corpse is laid out on an elevated wooden platform, covered in leaves and branches, and left several months for the flesh to rot away from the bones. the secondary is when the bones are collected from the platform, painted with red ochre, and then dispersed in different ways. In the final analysis of the Australian and navajo creation myths, there are some similarities, but they’re mostly different. hey believe in that god came from up above their interpretation of what the god did after are different.
Some of the australian believe that god came from the heaven and they start making the oceans, animal, plants, rivers, and stream; while the rest of them believe that particular creatures were created by particular gods or spirit ancestors. the navajo believe that life emerged from the earth like a sprouting plant rising from the soil. I think that it good to learned more about different culture and their values because we look at our values and see if we to change or are they similar to us.