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Nearly all ancient creation myths included some kind of supreme being.
This being was not always in a clear form, but it was almost always
present. In Greek and Japanese mythology there were many gods and
goddesses; the Iroquois myth told of a Sky Woman and her sons;
Aborigines placed their faith in the Father of All Spirits; the
Bushmen placed theirs in Kaang and Christians and Jews in God.
The supreme being used differnt methods to create the Earth. Some
such as the God in the Bible and Torah merely ordered that his will be
carried out and it was done. Others molded each creation by hand.
Still more gods had a less powerful god to do the work for them. The
supreme beings in creation myths came in many differnt forms and acted
very differntly, but they all shared in the creation of the world.