So, I’ve had an idea for the past few years. In looking at polytheistic mythologies like Greek or Norse, I’ve noticed how their creation myths differ from the Abrahamic myths. In the Abrahamic myths, an absolute god brings creation to being from nothing. Then one of his servants rebels and becomes darkness. This states that light creates, but darkness is corruption of light.
In various polytheistic creation myths, the gods either create the world from material that was already there, or simply inherit an existing world. Unlike in the Abrahamic myths, the gods are not only predated by their antagonists, but to some degree are related to them. This is an interesting contrast to the Abrahamic myths because it contradicts the origin of chaos and darkness. I’ve taken this to suggest that darkness/chaos is the primordial force of creation and destruction, and light/order brings said creation form and function, then sets out to preserve it. In fact, light/order came from darkness/chaos.
However, I’ve read that in Kabbalah, “Demons” (Chaos beings) are the remnants of an older universe that ours was built on. I think this is kinda strange, personally, because of how it fits into my own duality between these opposites. Which by its own nature comes in contrast of the more accepted idea of demons being fallen angels. For me, this fits perfectly. But for traditional religions, its not.