Cosmic ocean

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"The Cosmic Ocean Reveals Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva

A cosmic ocean is a mythological motif found in the Creation myth of many cultures and civilizations. The cosmic ocean is often the entire universe in a dim and nonspecific past, and the first source of gods or the world. The cosmic ocean is also often still surrounding the present world.[1]

Christianity and Judaism[edit]

In the first creation myth in the Bible, there is only earth and water in a disorganized state: "the earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness [is] on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face of the waters" (...). (Book of Genesis 2.) The world is also created as a space inside of the water, and is hence surrounded of it, "And God saith, `Let an expanse be in the midst of the waters, and let it be separating between waters and waters.' " (Book of Genesis 6).[2]

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  1. ^ Stiessel, Lena (1995). Skapelsemyter från hela världen. Almquist & Wiksell. ISBN 91-21-14467-2. 
  2. ^ http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%201%20;&version=YLT;