Islamic and Christian heterodox water cosmogonies from the Ottoman period—paralleles and contrasts

  title={Islamic and Christian heterodox water cosmogonies from the Ottoman period—paralleles and contrasts},
  author={Yuri Stoyanov},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={19 - 33}
  • Yuri Stoyanov
  • Published 1 February 2001
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
This article explores some important parallels and differences between certain Eastern Christian and Islamic heterodox (Alevi/Kizilbash, Yezidi and Ahl-e Haqq) cosmogonies, which shared and developed old cosmogonic themes such as the ‘primal ocean’ and the ‘earth-diver’-demiurge, and co-existed during the Ottoman period. The investigation reveals that some of the Eastern Christian versions of these cosmogonies have retained their archaic forms, but in most of them the earth-diver is identified… 

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