Project Summary

This project on Creation Stories and Epics offers introductions to three texts: the Epic of Gilgamesh, the book of Genesis, and the Popol Vuh. The pages devoted to each text guide readers through a series of basic questions about its origins and meaning. The site also provides links to complete or partial translations of each text plus related information on writing, ancient visual arts, archaeology, and other creation stories. This project can serve both students and instructors as a point of departure for exploring the relationship between myth and history.