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Myths and beliefs

What is a myth? a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people
What is religion? a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny (Christianity, Islam, Hindu, Judaism)
How was the world created according to Buddhists? There was no beginning, there's a never ending cycle of life
How was the world created according to the Chinese? World was created from an egg containing chaos
How was the world created according to the Inuits? Raven created the world and people grew from pea-pods
How was the world created according to the Zulu? Unkulunkulu brought human beings and cattle from an area of reeds. He created everything. He was the first man and the parent of all Zulu. He taught them how to hunt, how to make fire, and how to grow food
How was the world created according to Old Testament? God created the world in 6 days and on the 7th day he rested
How was the world created according to theory of evolution? all organisms developed from a single cell that evolved to better survive in changing environment
Why is the theory of evolution different from myths? it's a scientific theory, not a myth. There's proof to support it
Who founded Buddhism? Buddha
Where do the Zulu live? in Southern Africa
Where was Old Testament written? in the area of Israel and Palestine
What do Slavs worship? they worship nature and many gods and spirits (Svetovid, Veles, Perun, Rod, Lada and many others)
What do the Buddhists believe in? the teaching of Buddha that life is full of suffering caused by desire, that suffering stop when desire stops, they want to achieve enlightenment, believe in cycle of life, death and rebirth
What is Confucianism? the teachings of Confucius emphasizing love for humanity; high value given to learning and to devotion to family; peace; justice
What is Taoism? the teachings of Lao-Tzu, they believe in a simple honest life and a that there are two balancing forces: yin and yang, they want to be one with nature,
What is a monotheistic religion? characterized by the belief that there is only one God
What is a polytheistic religion? characterized by the belief that there are many gods
In which creation myth "Raven made the world and the waters with beats of his wings" Inuit
In which creation myth the man said “I was born from that pea-pod” Inuit
In which myth was the world created by God? Old Testament
In which myth was there a garden with a tree that couldn't be touched? Old Testament
In which myth "In the beginning, there was an enormous egg containing chaos. " Chinese
In which myth were "figures created out of clay" Chinese
In which myth "there was just darkness and one very large seed." Zulu
In which myth was there a chameleon and a lizard with a message? Zulu
Which out of five major religions are monotheistic? Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
Where do the Hindu live? India
Who founded Islam? Muhammad (trade merchant in Mecca, Saudi Arabia)
What's the sacred text of Islam? the Qur'an
What are the most important Christian holiday? Christmas and Easter
What's the name of Muslim god? Allah
What's the name of Christian god? God
What's the name of Jewish god? Yahwe
What's the name of Muslim month of fasting? Ramadan
What is Holi? Hindu festival of colours
What is Diwali? Hindu festival of lights
Who founded Judaism? Abraham
What is Hannnukah? Jewish festival of lights
What is Karma? Karma says that all actions have consequences
What are some of Chinese festivals? Dragon boat festival, Chinese New Year, Lantern festival, Ancestors festival, Harvest festival
According to the Theory of Evolution, what was the order of creation of life on Earth? Big Bang - Universe - Earth - simple cells - water organisms - land organisms - people
Created by: MarcelinaGonia



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