There are many African creation myths. The Bushmen have people starting out as subterranean dwellers. The Bantu start with darkness and water and a god with a tummy ache who "vomits up" the sun and moon. The Zulu have a creator coming forth from reeds from which he fashions people and cattle. The Greek creation myth starts with chaos, darkness, silence and emptiness. The dwelling place of death, Erebus, is the first to emerge from the void of chaos. The Judaic/Christian story begins with formless darkness and waters that a divine creator divided into light and darkness, heaven and earth, dry land and waters.