Episode I: Birth of the Cosmos
Like any storyteller knows, you always start at the beginning, so with this podcast episode we will start at the beginning of the universe – the Birth of the Cosmos. I start the show by telling three ancient creation myths in order of their age (Assyrian, Greek, and Norse) and afterward I analyze the tales to reveal their hidden meaning.
Anshar (Asshur), Anu, Apsu, Atlas, Bor, Buri, Chaos, Cronus, Cyclopes, Ea, Enlil, Erebus, Eros (Protogonus, Phanes), Frost Giants (ogres) Gaia (Gaea), Ginnungagap, Igigi, Hecatonchires, Kingu, Kishar, Lachamu (Lahamu), Lachmu (Lahmu), Merodack (Marduk), Mummu, Nyx (Night) Ouranos (Uranus), Rhea, Tiamat, Ymir, Zeus
References & Resources:
- From Snorri Sturlson’s Edda: The Viking Gods. Gudrun Publishing, 1995.
- Hesiod’s Theogyny (800 BC?).
- Joseph, Rawn Ph.D. “Black Holes”, Journal of Cosmology.
- Kerényi, Karl. The Gods of the Greeks. Thames & Hudson, 1951.
- National Geographic
- Seven Tablets of Creation. From the library of Ashurbanipal (685-627 BC). Translation and arrangement by Donald A. McKenzie
- Sturlson, Snorri. The Poetic Edda (1200 AD).