The World Myth

War in Heaven and the Creation

What are some examples of the earth-diver creation?

In a Vedic myth in India, Vishnu sends agents to the depths on a creative mission. The Churning of the Ocean of Milk has earth-diver aspects. In Polynesia, Maui brings up islands from the depths, as do Izanami and Izanagi in Japan. In Native America, the Iroquois tribes in particular tell the tale of the animals who dive for earth in order that the woman who falls from the sky will have a place to land and eventually to create.


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