The demiurge brought light where there had only been darkness. In the light, things could exist separately.
The entire universe existed as a gigantic egg. Inside this formless mass was the primordial man who resembled humans. His name was Pangu.
What is the origin story of humanity's story on earth? For the Chinese, the story begins in remote antiquity and it stars none other than the Goddess Nuwa.
In the Upanishads, an assortment of creation stories have been written. They are all allegorical.
While many cultures have a belief in the transmigration of the soul, it is not a universal concept and perhaps with good reason.
Which story to believe? Oh dear Lord, they're all true and they're all false.