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Creation

Theol
1. God's act of bringing the universe into being
2. the universe as thus brought into being by God

Creation

Adam and Eve
first man and woman. [O.T.: Genesis 1:26, 2:21–25]
Allah
made man from flowing blood. [Islam: Koran, 96:2]
Apsu
primeval waters, origin of all things. [Babyl. Myth.: Leach, 68]
Aruru
goddess pinched man, Enkidu out of clay. [Assyrian Myth.: Gaster, 9, Babyl. Myth.: Gilgamesh]
Askr
first man; created from ash tree. [Norse Myth.: Benét, 58]
Ea
made man from primordial ocean clay. [Babyl. Myth.: Gaster, 9]
Embla
first woman on earth. [Norse Myth.: Benét, 58]
Frankenstein’s monster
living man created by a physiology student from body parts. [Br. Lit.: Mary Shelley Frankenstein]
Genesis
Old Testament book dealing with world’s creation. [O.T.: Genesis]
God
created the world in six days. [O.T.: Genesis 1]
the Hatchery
mass produces everything, including human beings. [Br. Lit.: Brave New World]
Khnum
ram god, created man from clay on potter’s wheel. [Egypt. Rel.: Parrinder, 155]
Prometheus
molded man of clay, animated him with fire. [Gk. Myth.: Wheeler, 304]
Shiva
Lord of creation; danced to begin life. [Hinduism: Binder, 23]
Star Maker,
the the creator and destroyer of the universe, depicted primarily as an artist detached from it. [Sci. FL: Stapledon Star Maker in Weiss, 248]
Tocupacha
molded man from clay. [Aztec Myth.: Gaster, 18]
References in classic literature ?
The few young girls whom he had met with, in his father's narrow circle at Zurich, had felt a mischievous pleasure in treating him like a quaint little plaything; the strongest impression he could make on their hearts was an impression in which their lap-dogs might have rivaled him; the deepest interest he could create in them was the interest they might have felt in a new trinket or a new dress.
It was very pale; and bore the traces of deeper emotion than my letter alone, weakened by the doubts her fondness would have raised upon it, would have been likely to create.
The little light he possessed spread its beams so narrowly, that frustrated belief was a curtain broad enough to create for him the blackness of night.
Space may produce new Worlds; whereof so rife There went a fame in Heav'n that he ere long Intended to create, and therein plant A generation, whom his choice regard Should favour equal to the Sons of Heaven: Thither, if but to prie, shall be perhaps Our first eruption, thither or elsewhere: For this Infernal Pit shall never hold Caelestial Spirits in Bondage, nor th' Abysse Long under darkness cover.
Well, let it be; through all the maze of trouble His plots and base oppression must create, I'll shape myself a way to higher things, And who will say 'tis wrong?
A canting, lie-loving, fact-hating, scribbling, chattering, wealth-hunting, pleasure-hunting, celebrity-hunting mob, that, having lost the fear of hell, and not replaced it by the love of justice, cares for nothing but the lion's share of the wealth wrung by threat of starvation from the hands of the classes that create it.
An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them.
Numbers of artists had arranged to go, accompanied by a whole cohort of models and pupils, who, by midnight, began to create a tremendous din.
Further, to enable me to cast this variety of subjects somewhat into the shade, and to express my judgment regarding them with greater freedom, without being necessitated to adopt or refute the opinions of the learned, I resolved to leave all the people here to their disputes, and to speak only of what would happen in a new world, if God were now to create somewhere in the imaginary spaces matter sufficient to compose one, and were to agitate variously and confusedly the different parts of this matter, so that there resulted a chaos as disordered as the poets ever feigned, and after that did nothing more than lend his ordinary concurrence to nature, and allow her to act in accordance with the laws which he had established.
Different commercial concerns must create different interests, and of course different degrees of political attachment to and connection with different foreign nations.
How strange it is," whispered Owen Warland to himself, leaning his head upon his hand, "that all my musings, my purposes, my passion for the beautiful, my consciousness of power to create it,--a finer, more ethereal power, of which this earthly giant can have no conception,--all, all, look so vain and idle whenever my path is crossed by Robert Danforth
Children love these stories because children have helped to create them.