A Link To The Past Instruction Manual Page 3:
The God of Power dyed the mountains red with fire and created land. The God of Wisdom created science and wizardry and brought order to nature. And the God of Courage, through justice and vigor, created life - the animals that crawl on the land and the birds that soar in the sky.
Sounds like creating the world to me.
As for modern times, who gives. Creation is creation, and the creators are the creators. Like I said, it all depends on the religion or belief.