The concept of creationism is always limited according to one’s religion or beliefs. Most of the time one only knows one idea of creationism, when in reality there are many different myths. The concept of creationism can be classified into many sub divisions. Creationism is far more expandable than what we think, but what does makes all of the classifications tie together is the fact that all beliefs revolve around one God in the beginning.
Every race and culture has a different belief of creationism perhaps not completely different but it is in fact a mark between cultures. The Mayans were one of the beginning cultures that originated from the Yucatan Peninsula in Southern Mexico (Types of Creationism). They believed in the creation of earth by an intelligent being. In the Mayan culture it was believed that there were two people roaming the earth, they were named Tepeu and Gucumatz. These two people would sit around and think things, and suddenly they would appear. These two thought up mountains, earth, skies, animals and they created people out of clay. Because these people would fall apart as soon as they touched water then Tepeu and Gucumatz made people out of wood (Types of Creationism). Later these people began to sin and be evil; therefore these gods had to send a huge flood upon them that destroyed the wooden humans. According to the Mayan legend, later these gods permitted other humans to restart and thus the world as we know it began.
The Japanese also have their own beliefs of creationism. In the Japanese legends it is spoken of a life germ that began to turn into a giant ocean. This ocean became so powerful that it raised up high, high enough to become a God. This god then felt lonely and created many other gods of which he created Izanagi and Izaneimi. These two gods became the two islands of Japan. They were so close together that they decided to marry giving birth to two daughters and one son. Their first daughter was so beautiful that they decided to send her off to a place more worthy of her, she became the sun. Their second daughter became the moon and their youngest son became the sea so that he could create storms as signs of his rebelliousness (Laing, Robert L.).
The Hebrew myth of creationism is what most people have heard. The belief that God created the heavens and the earth and all things in it over a period of seven days is perhaps the most famous in the world. This idea is that in the begging there was one almighty God. The first day God created light and dark. The second day he created the land we step in now. The third day he created all vegetation including plants, vegetable plants, and fruit trees. The fourth day he created the stars to illuminate the skies for the earth and he also created the morning and the afternoon. The fifth day he created all animals according to their kinds. And on the sixth day God created life unto the first human, Adam. He was made out of dirt after God sent into his body the breath of life. The seventh day God rested and saw that his creation was good. The base for Hebrew beliefs of creationism comes from the first three chapters in the bible. Even in the category of creationism there can be many interpretations of the idea. For example, Christians believe that the period in which God created the earth were seven twenty-four hour days, while Creationists believe that these seven days could have been a longer period of time (Types of Creationism).
Surprisingly people who have believed in evolution their whole life are beginning to believe in the idea of intelligent design. Many people believe that this idea is creationism in disguise because it states that earth was created by an intelligent designer. These people believe not in a God, but in an intelligent designer. Therefore, it falls into the classification of different types of creationism ideas. They believe in an intelligent designer now rather than in a miraculous star explosion because they have realized that some things are far too complex to be designed by coincidence (Laing, Robert L.).
The different beliefs in creationism do not end in these few examples. Mostly every culture in the world has a different belief of creationism. Whether, which belief is the true cause of life on earth or not we might never know.