(8g) Adam and Eve - my interpretation
The story of Adam and Eve
|Modern version of the story of "Adam and Eve" whereby the apple is replaced by a pint of beer - wall painting of a bar|
Thieves are rarely naked
Destruction of the natural world as we're greedy
End notes, whether Adam and Eve ever existed is not important while we know our ancestors lived first in harmony with nature and therefore we know little how they lived while at a certain point in human history, people started to "civilise" that resulted in things such as the destruction of forests to build cities that resulted in competition and rivalry between these cities as certain rulers wanted more power and started to conquer other places. This has consequences up to our time. Thus, the story can teach us how we should respect our environment although of course, we need to build homes and thus there will always be some destruction of land.
Later the story continues with Cain and Able, sons of Adam and Eve. Identical as for Adam and Eve who had to leave Paradise after their (minor) sin, also Cain was sent wandering (i.e. leave his birthplace to try to find his own place in the world) as punishment for having murdered his brother. Then he started to build cities that resulted in destruction of the environment but likely also in wars to be able to settle in other people's land as Cain didn't mind to murder his own brother simply because he was jealous and thus this may have been a time whereby dynasties emerged that wanted more power at whatever cost, even at the cost of his brother's live. They (are family members) became powerful as they had more knowledge (such as being able to build better weapons) and convinced people to side them in their power struggles by educating them so those who gained knowledge also had power over locals while they promised loyalty to those who educated them. However, some wanted more powers for themselves and started to fight against others, including own family members. This also resulted in destruction of land and as a result climate change that ended with the story of Noah and the destruction of civilisations of which I published before twice.