What are the similarities in the creation stories of Islam, Christianity, and the Yoruba tradition?

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There a few similarities between the Yoruba and Old Testament creation stories.

Like in Christianity, the Yoruba say that the heavens are controlled by one supreme being. His name is Olorun, and it is said that he lives in the sky around a baobab tree with many male and female orishas, or angels, as they would call them in the Bible. However, it isn't Olorun who creates the world, but an orisha called Obatala, who looks down at the clouds and asks Olorun if he can make something from the watery world below. Obatala then makes a chain from gold, lowers it down from the heavens, and climbs down to Earth. There's a slight parallel here to the biblical creation story in that it takes Obatala seven days to climb down the chain, in the same way it took the God of the Old Testament seven days to create the earth.

Obabatala spreads seeds behind him as he walks through the land he now calls Ife, and the land begins to turn green. When Obatala sees his reflection in a pond for the first time, he is impressed, and he starts to build a series of bodies in his image. Of course, this is similar to the Old Testament's God building people in his own image.

Obatala does a good job until he starts helping himself to palm wine and begins to make mistakes, such as misshaping limbs and forgetting to put in eyes. Still, he is proud of his work and knows the only thing they are lacking is life.

Obatala goes back to Olorun and asks him to bring life to the world. Olorun gathers gasses from space into a fireball and sends it out to Ife to dry the land and the clay figures. He then breathes across the earth, and the figures come to life.

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