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Human Origins

Ancient Origins presents how human origins are explained through three different perspectives: a) science and scientific evidence, b) religions and creation stories and c) folklore and mythology.

Panspermia Theory

Panspermia Theory

The first reference to the word ‘Panspermia’ is in the 5 th century BCE by the Greek philosopher Anaxagoras . The theory was again revived in 1834 by scientists, specifically Jons Jacob Berzelius ,...
Creation according to the Christians & Hebrews

Creation according to the Christians & Hebrews

Christianity is the world’s biggest religion, with 2.3 billion followers as of 2010. The Christianity account of creation is described in the first chapter of the Bible, Genesis . In the beginning...
Mormons’ creation theory: Christian creation with a twist

Mormons’ creation theory: Christian creation with a twist

The Mormon Church, a sect of Christianity sometimes referred to as a cult, has a collection of sacred writings called the Pearl of Great Price . Mormons believe in the concept of creation according...
Egyptians and the beginning

Egyptians and the beginning

According to archaeologists, Egypt—alongside Sumer—produced one of the first known civilizations. There are many Egyptian myths related to creation; however, all of them share a common theme: that...
Celtic Myths on creation

Celtic Myths on creation

Celtic mythology does not propose a single version or description of the creation as a whole, as other religions and mythologies do, but a few Celtic myths mention that heaven and earth was created...
Aztec Creation myths

Aztec Creation myths

The Aztecs civilization flourished in Central America a few hundred years after the Mayans. The creation myth according to the Aztecs is a continuous story of creations and destructions, called suns...
The meaning of the word Myth

The meaning of the word Myth

The word ‘myth’ has generally come to identify any story that is believed to be a work of fiction; however, when analyzing myths and legends, it is important to understand the evolution of the word...

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