Babylonian Creation

The Babylonians lived in the so-called Fertile Crescent, the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now Iraq. Their great civilization followed...

Quetzalcoatl: the Plumed Serpent

In this world-parent separation myth, it is said that two gods, Quetzalcoatl (the Plumed Serpent) and Tezcatlipoca, pulled the earth goddess, Coatlicue (Lady of the...

Tribes in Australian

Several origin myths belong to many of the aboriginal people. The Arandans, the Murngins, and the Great Western Desert people, for instance, tell of a...

The Assyrian Empire of Ancient Mesopotamia

The Assyrian Empire of ancient Mesopotamia achieved its greatest size in the seventh century b.c.e. The Assyrians go back to much earlier times, however. With...

Indian: Assiniboine

This Native American earth-diver creation is dominated by the sometimes trickster creator, Inktonmi, or Inktome or Inktomi, who is often thought of as a spider...