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Tracing Universe


9 Jan 2012, 09:45 UTC
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IntroductionThe big bang is just one theory among many. Cultures across the world, from before the ancient Babylonians to modern times, have theories about how the universe, and life within it, began. These myths have helped people understand the big questions of life for thousands of years.AmericaAccording to the native American Madoc tribe, the old man of the ancients, whose name was Kumush, created the world. Kumush journeyed to the end of the Earth and returned with a daughter. He made her ten dresses, the tenth of which was her burial dress and the most beautiful. When she died, kumush followed her to the house of death, where they stayed for many years. Eventually he returned to the sunlight a basketful of bones, which he planted. These became the first tribes, and kumush became the sun.EgyptAccording to ancient Egyptian mythology, the fundamentals of life- air and moisture came from the spittle of Re, the sun god. From the union of Shu and Tefnut came Geb, the Earth god, and Nut, the sky goddess. The first human beings were born from Re's tears.ChinaIn the beginning of time, according to Chinese mythology, everything was chaos, and the chaos was in the form ...

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