Creation Story

A God or similar creates a world or similar. Unlike a Creation Myth, the creation is part of the actual story, not just its background.

In fantasy and mythology, this is sometimes the first chapter of the story, starting from the very beginning. Other times, it happens as a significant plot point in the middle of the story or as its end.


Comic Books
  • In Lucifer, two universes get created. Each creation get its own chapter detailing the process of creation.
  • Inverted in the Sandman graphic novel A Game of You. A world is destroyed by its maker, but this act of uncreation is portrayed as inverting the act of creating it.

Fan Works

  • The Pony POV Series:
    • It's explained on a few occasions, but the basic story is that the Four Elders and their children (the Alicorns and Draconequi) crafted the universe, with the Alicorns setting up the Big Bang and it being implied Destruction set it off. Celestia was annoyed it'd take a long time for life to evolve. The individual deities apparently created various species at some point after that. This is also a circular process that has happened over and over: the universe lives out it's lifespan, beings in it moving on to their afterlives, until finally Heat Death happens, at which point Entropy devours the dead universe to make room for a new one, which the Elders take the time between to set up the foundations for the next universe.
    • "The Rise of Tirek", Tirek's Origin Story, is basically this for the world as ponies know it, as Tirek destroyed the Centaur civilization and drove them to extinction, after which the ponies were uplifted by the Rainbows of Light and Darkness, leading to the present civilization.

  • TRON: Legacy is very much about Flynn and Clu building a world together. This is ancient history when the story begins, but the flashbacks are frequent.

  • The Last Question, a short story by Isaac Asimov, revolves around the question of rejuvenating and ultimately recreating the universe.
  • The Bible begins with God creating the heavens and the earth.
  • The Magician's Nephew, The sixth book of The Chronicles of Narnia (in writing order - chronologically it's the first) has almost the entire cast witnessing as Jesus Aslan creates the titular world.
  • The first chapter in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion is Ainulindale (The Music of the Ainur), the story of the creation of Middle-Earth.
  • In Eric, the main characters are magically thrown back in time and meet the Creator as he's making the Discworld. ...and accidentally take part.

Web Comics
  • In Homestuck, creating universes is the whole point of Sburb, and the kids' universe was created by the trolls' session.
  • In Alice and the Nightmare, professor Dymond starts her history lesson with telling the students the creation story of Wonderland, even name-checking the trope.

Western Animation