Blog Post 3

One factor that sets Irish mythology apart from other mythic traditions is the lack of a creation story.  In Greek mythology there is the story of Ouranos and Gaia, the birth of the Titans, and the separation of Earth and Sky.  In Egyptian Mythology there is the creation of the first gods including Atum, Shu, Tefnut, Geb, and Nut.  And in Christianity there is the creation of the Earth by God over those seven days.  However, in Irish mythology, there is no story that dictates the creation of the world.  Whether it never existed, was erased by the scribes of their stories, or was lost to time is unknown.  The closest thing that exists to a creation story in Irish myth is the Lebor Gabála Érenn, or the Book of Invasions of Ireland.

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