Creation myth
A creation myth is a symbolic narrative of how the world began and how people first came to inhabit it. While in popular usage the term myth often refers to false or fanciful stories, formally, it doe...
Esoteric cosmology
Esoteric cosmology is cosmology that is an intrinsic part of an esoteric or occult system of thought. Esoteric cosmology maps out the universe with planes of existence and consciousness according to a...
History of the Center of the Universe
The center of the Universe is a concept that lacks a coherent definition in modern astronomy; according to standard cosmological theories on the shape of the Universe, it has no center.Historically, t...
Song of the hoe
The Song of the hoe or the Creation of the pickax is a Sumerian creation myth, written on clay tablets from the last century of the 3rd millennium BC.
Seven debate topics are known from the Sumeri...
Classical planets in Western alchemy
Alchemy in the Western World and other locations where it was widely practiced was (and in many cases still is) allied and intertwined with traditional Babylonian-Greek style astrology; in numerous wa...
Thema Mundi
The Thema Mundi ("World Theme", with 'theme' being a word that also means chart) was a mythical horoscope used in Hellenistic astrology that shows the supposed positions of the seven visible planets (...
Buddhist cosmology
Buddhist cosmology is the description of the shape and evolution of the Universe according to the Buddhist scriptures and commentaries.
The self-consistent Buddhist cosmology which is presented in...
Svarga
In Hinduism, Svarga (or Swarga) (Sanskrit: स्वर्ग), also known as Swarga Loka, is any of the seven loka or planes in Hindu cosmology, which sequentially are Bhu loka (Prithvi Loka, Earth), Bhuvar ...
Norse cosmology
The cosmology of Norse mythology has "nine homeworlds", unified by the world tree Yggdrasill. Mapping the nine worlds escapes precision because the Poetic Edda often alludes vaguely. The Norse creatio...
Pherecydes of Syros
Pherecydes of Syros (/fəˈrɛsɨˌdiːz/; Φερεκύδης; fl. 6th century BC) was a Greek thinker from the island of Syros. Pherecydes authored a cosmogony, derived from three divine principles, Zas (Zeus), Ct...
Biblical cosmology
Biblical cosmology is the biblical writers' conception of the Cosmos as an organised, structured entity, including its origin, order, meaning and destiny.The Bible was formed over many centuries, by m...
Cheonjiwang Bonpuli
The Cheonjiwang Bonpuri (Korean: 천지왕 본풀이 "Chronicles of Cheonjiwang") is a Korean creation myth, traditionally retold by shamans in the small island of Jeju island. It is one of the best-known cre...
The Urantia Book
The Urantia Book (sometimes called the Urantia Papers or The Fifth Epochal Revelation) is a spiritual and philosophical book that originated in Chicago sometime between 1924 and 1955. The authorship r...
Japanese creation myth
In Japanese mythology, the Japanese creation myth (天地開闢, Tenchikaibyaku, lit. "creation of heaven and earth"), is the story that describes the legendary birth of the celestial and earthly worl...
Raikva
Raikva, the poor unknown cart-driver, appears in Chapter IV of the Chandogya Upanishad where it is learnt that he knew That which was knowable and needed to be known, he knew That from which all thi...
Panchangam
A panchānga (Sanskrit: पञ्चाङ्गम् pañcāṅgam, Telugu: ప౦చా౦గము, Tamil: பஞ்சாங்கம், Kannada: ಪಂಚಾಂಗ, Malayalam: പഞ്ചാംഗം,Sinhala: පඤචාංග) is a Hindu calendar and almanac, which f...
Bagua
The bagua (Chinese: 八卦; literally: "eight symbols") are eight trigrams used in Taoist cosmology to represent the fundamental principles of reality, seen as a range of eight interrelated concep...
Underworld
The underworld or netherworld is thought to be deep underground or beneath the surface of the world in most religions and mythologies. Typically it is a place where the souls of the departed go, an af...
Aether (classical element)
According to ancient and medieval science, aether (Greek: αἰθήρ aithēr), also spelled æther or ether, also called quintessence, is the material that fills the region of the universe above the terres...
Brahmapura
In Hinduism, Brahmapura is the abode of Brahma, one of the three Trimurti. It is located on Mount Meru. It is also referred to as Brahmaloka or Satyaloka in all of the puranas. Brahmapura is the topmo...
Luwr
Luwr (or Luvr; Turkish: Lura, Hungarian: Búvár), is a legendary female animal in Turkic and Nivkh mythologies. It is the creator wildduck.
In Altai creaation myth, the beginning of the Earth emana...
World tree
The world tree is a motif present in several religions and mythologies, particularly Indo-European religions, Siberian religions, and Native American religions. The world tree is represented as a col...
Max Théon
Max Théon (1848–1927) perhaps born Louis-Maximilian Bimstein, was a Polish Jewish Kabbalist and Occultist. In London while still a young man, he inspired The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor in 1884, bu...
Firmament
The firmament is the sky, conceived as a solid dome. According to Genesis, God created the firmament to separate the "waters above" the earth from those below. The word is anglicized from Latin firmam...
Hindu cosmology
In Hindu cosmology the universe is cyclically created and destroyed in the timespan of 8.64 billion years. Deeply rooted in Hindu literature including Vedas and Puranas, it is believed time is divided...
Anavatapta
Anavatapta (阿那婆達多 in Chinese and Japanese) is the lake lying at the center of the world, according to an ancient Buddhist cosmological view. The name Anavatapta means "heat-free"; the waters of the la...
Saket
Saketa in Sanskrit, or Saket in Hindi, means Heaven, thus a place where God resides. Saket can be alternatively used for Heaven or Vaikuntha in Hindu mythology, where liberated souls dwell. Saketa is...