The Dreamtime. This picture is of nothing. This is a picture is suppose to be of gods sleeping under the earth. This is a picture of Unfinished humans. In the Australian Aboriginal: The Dreamtime begins there is nothing, no life, and no death. The gods slept under the earth until they woke up and broke through the surface. They wander on the earth sometimes as animals. Then one day they come across some unfinished humans.
The Dreamtime continued. Picture of a finished human. Pictures of the earth and people. So the gods finished making the humans. Once they were done finishing making the humans they went back to sleep. Some went back to their homes under the earth and some became rocks, waterholes and trees.
Culture. I think sense the gods wandered the earth as animals that is why the Australian belief systems think that animals are sacred. Also maybe sense the gods turned into rocks, trees, and waterholes this is what made the Australian belief systems think that nature, rocks, rivers and etc to be sacred too.
Chinese Creation Myth. The Chinese creation myth beings like this. P’an Ku came from a gigantic egg. The egg had every thing of the world all mixed up together.
ChineseCreation Myth continued. As P’an Ku grew he separated the many opposites in nature like male, female, wet, dry, Yin and Yang. Also while he grew he creation humans.
ChineseCreation Myth continued. After a while the egg hatched and he died from the effort of creation. From his eyes the moon and sun came from and from his body all the features of earth came from.
Culture. The Yin Yang has effected Chinese’s culture a lot. It has gone into their Qigong and into Chinese cooking. Qigong is exercise that is suppose to bring harmony between vital energy and blood and to balance between the Yin and Yang. “In Chinese cooking there is always a balance in color, flavors, and textures. However, belief in the importance of following the principles of yin and yang in the diet extends further. Certain foods are thought to have yin or cooling properties, while others have warm, yang properties. The challenge is to consume a diet that contains a healthy balance between the two”(Parkinson).
Similarities Both of these myths have a god or gods that created humans. Both of them the gods kind of die. In the Chinese one he dies and in the Australian one they either become stone, rocks, tress, waterholes, or go back to sleeping. Both of these myths affected their culture.
Differences Some of the differences are in the Australian one there is nothing. As in the Chinese one there is there is this gigantic egg. In the Australian myth the gods find unfinished humans where as in the Chinese on P’an Ku made humans.
My Resources "The Dreamtime." Morgana's Observatory. 1997-2006. 7 October 2009.<http://www.dreamscape.com/morgana/uranus.htm> Anon. Nothing. 7 October 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Nothing> Chris Goodwin. God of the Witches. 7 October 2009. <http://clanoftubalcain.co.uk/blog/> SOLENT NEWS. Hedges cut like Williams Formula 1 car. 7 October 2009. <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6221146/Hedges-cut-like-Williams-Formula-1-car.html> Anon. Humans. 7 October 2009. http://www.3dcontentcentral.com/parts/browse/Humans.aspx Anon. Shark Bay Aboriginal Experience. 7 October 2009. <http://www.sydney-australia.biz/western-australia/perth/perth-aboriginal-australia.php> Anon. We’ve got Australia covered from top to bottom! 7 October 2009. http://www.connections.travel/content.asp?Document_ID=52569 Trevor Peckam. Australian Aboriginal Culture. 9 October 2009. <http://www.didjshop.com/shop1/AbCulturecart.html>
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