How does that sound for a title?Of the ideas that I proposed last week, I think that creation stories will be the one that I focus on. Looking at several different creation stories, I think that one of the best ways that I could attempt to make a more or less continuous story would be to retell each creation story as only the portion relevant for the creation of different things. Like what was suggested in the feedback on my ideas, I think separating the stories into tales of the creation of the cosmos, creation of the Earth, creation of man, etc., would be the best strategy to employ. I think the idea would be to talk about how each creation contributes to the full creation of everything; each story contributes something new but doesn't contribute everything. They should build on top of each other, and I might attempt to more fully integrate them into them in a way that more or less makes sense.
To this effect, I started looking for creation stories that would be good for each of the different creations. So far, I think that the story of Odin and Ymir could be a good one to tell how the features of the Earth were created while Death, and Life and Death (A Guinea creation story) could explain the creation of man or the reason for death. The creation of humans could also be done with the story of Prometheus, though I haven't found a good link to the full story yet. The original creation of the Earth could be covered by the story of Gaia and Uranos and the Maori story of the Separation of Heaven and Earth could probably elaborate and extend this story. As for the creation of the cosmos, the biblical creation story would be an easy option, but I will be keeping my eyes peeled for alternatives.
There are obviously many many many more stories that I could explore such as the Egyptian Geb and Nut or the Hindu story of Purusha. I will explore as many as I can and work to try to integrate the ones that I like the best.
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