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Thompson Indians vs Greek

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Greek and Native American

Most people believe in different things involving creation of the world and religions. The Greek believe in the gods, Zeus, Hades, Athena, Ares, Poseidon and many more, but the Thompson Indians believed in one god, the “Old One”. The Old One and the Greek Gods are similar because they both involved creation and people that were good and bad, but they are also different, with the Old One, he let the five women pick what they wanted to be in the world “I will become the element of fire. I will exist in all things for the good of the people.” Joan Verniero One hundred and one read aloud myths and legends p.49

The Old One and the Greek Gods had people that were good and bad in the world they are similar because they had people that started wars, “War broke out throughout the land, and children went hungry” Joan Verniero One hundred and one read aloud myths and legends p.49

They also were involved in creation in pretty similar ways, there were people on the planet that didn’t really follow their creators and they both didn’t like it. “And so, the Old One left the lake, and the world was born with elements of fire and water and people who were good or bad.” Joan Verniero One hundred and one read aloud myths and legends p. 317

The Thompson Indians explained their creation with 5 women that got to pick what they were going to be in life “I will become the element of fire. I will exist in all things for the good of the people.” Joan Verniero One hundred and one read aloud myths and legends p.317 However, the people from the Greek version of the creation story did not get to choose what they were going to be.
Basically, the Greek and Thompson Indians creation stories were both similar and dissimilar for many reasons, there are different religions and creation stories to believe in but these stories are the ones that seem to have good explanations of creation to the world.

Bibliography: Joan Verniero, One-Hundred and one myths and legends

By Jacob B
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