“Now, what is this mystic, primordial substance? In the book of Genesis, at the beginning of the first chapter, it is termed the “face of the waters”, said to have been incubated by the “Spirit of God”. Job mentions, in chap. xxvi., 5, that “dead things are formed from under the waters, and inhabitants thereof.”
In the original text, instead of “dead things”, it is written dead Rephaim (giants, or mighty primitive men), from whom “Evolution” may one day trace our present race.
In the Egyptian mythology, Kneph the Eternal unrevealed God is represented by a snake-emblem of eternity encircling a water-urn, with his head hovering over the waters, which it incubates with his breath. In this case the serpent is the Agathodaimon, the good spirit; in its opposite aspect it is the Kakodaimon – the bad one.
In the Scandinavian Eddas, the honey-dew – the food of the gods and of the creative, busy Yggdrasill-bees- falls under the hours of night, when the atmosphere is impregnated with humidity; and in the Northern mythologies, as the passive principle of creation, it typifies the creation of the universe out of water; this dew is the astral light in one of its combinations and possesses creative as well as destructive properties.”
H. P. Blavatsky