Posts Tagged ‘adam and eve’

In the beginning, God created Adam and Eve, and made them in His likeness. This is the story that everyone has heard, most likely regardless of what religion you follow. It is present in all of the Abrahamistic religions, but most people don’t know that this story goes even farther back. Most people don’t truly understand that  other cultures have this tale as well. For example, In Egypt, this is the story of Osiris and Seth. They were also brothers, both in love with their sister, which is why one killed the other. Osiris is then resurrected and creates the first city. The Sumerians put down the story of the hearders vs the farmers on clay tablets, with the hearders representing Abel, and the farmers representing Cain. In this myth, the story of the god Demuzi vs the god Inkindu started fighting over their sister, the goddess who was Anana. This story bears a striking resemblance to that of the story of Cain and Abel. In Genesis, Cain goes on to create the first city as well after he is exiled. But that is getting just a little bit ahead of myself. Let’s take a second to get reacquainted with the story. (more…)

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