The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 9 Australia and Discharge fluctuation of major rivers

Australia The Aboriginal tribes in southern Australia, who could be the direct descendants of migrants who left Africa up to 75,000 years ago, and who carry some of the genes associated with the Denisovan (a species of human related to but distinct from Neanderthals) peoples of Asia; and having them migrated from Siberia to tropical… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 9 Australia and Discharge fluctuation of major rivers

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 8 South America

South America The Chibcha-speaking people that formed the Muisca Confederation of the central Andean highlands of present-day Colombia‘s Eastern Range, in particular the Altiplano Cundiboyacense, the Muisca, as one out of four advanced civilizations of the Americas (apart from the Aztec, Mayas and Incas) has also the enriched culture of ‘life stories’ Already active since… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 8 South America

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 7 North America

By the indigenous peoples of the Americas we can find also several myths of a great deluge. The K’iche’ and Maya peoples in Mesoamerica having the best well-known folk tales. One of the Maya peoples, the K’iche’ (or in previous Spanish spelling: Quiché, associated with the ancient Maya civilization, reached the peak of their power… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 7 North America

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 6 European myths

European myths In our regions we do have the Celtic stories and Norse Mythology like the Bergelmir or “Mountain Yeller” or “Bear Yeller” where like in the Chinese mythology can be found a bear, who has now become a frost giant, the son of giant Þrúðgelmir and the grandson of Ymir (who was called Aurgelmir… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 6 European myths

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 5 Indian region

Indian region In the East of our world we also find deluge stories where matsya avatara of Vishnu forewarned the people. Listening to the messengers of his gods the king of the Dravida Kingdom, Shraddhadeva, son of Vivasvat and therefore also known as Manuvaivasvata [Satyavrata meaning “always truthful”], build an ark for his family and… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 5 Indian region

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 4 Mythic theme 3 Chinese mythology

Chinese mythology In Chinese culture day arrived when Chu Ying (or Chu Lung) with his body of a red snake, opened his eyes, and nigh felt when he closed his eyes. Winter and summer came into being depending on the strength of his breath. We may find stories that by the crying of the gods,… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 4 Mythic theme 3 Chinese mythology

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 3 Mythic theme 2 Hebrew story of the flood

Hebrew story of the flood In the story of the Flood that follows there are evident borrowings from the Mesopotamian stories of a flood sent by the gods to destroy mankind, but in the biblical account it is emphasized that man’s extreme wickedness is the cause and that Noah is saved along with his family… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 3 Mythic theme 2 Hebrew story of the flood

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 2 Mythic theme 1 God or gods warning

Mythic theme God or gods warning A mass of water bringing people in danger has always spoken to the imagination of people. As such we can find a great flood as a mythic theme in many ancient religions that describes a primordial destruction of man and the world by a universal deluge because of man’s… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 2 Mythic theme 1 God or gods warning

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Snoei uw problemen

  jouw overdenking voor vandaag is… Snoei uw problemen… om nieuwe mogelijkheden erin te ontdekken. ‘Bidt en u zal gegeven worden, zoekt en gij zult vinden, klopt en u zal opengedaan worden.’ Matthéüs 7:7 Voorgaande Help me om mijn best te doen Gaan voor werk  Lees ook Dankbetuiging voor de verkregen gaven Alle dingen zijn… Read More Snoei uw problemen

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23-27th Oct: Whitestone (Nuneaton) Study Week

Brothers and sisters and families are invited to join Whitestone ecclesia at their 2017 study week, Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October (God Willing), to be held at the Pioneer Centre, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire. Places are still available – please book as soon as possible online at http://www.whitestonestudyweek.co.uk/ or email info@whitestonestudyweek.co.uk for further information or… Read More 23-27th Oct: Whitestone (Nuneaton) Study Week

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Today’s thought “When in need of encouragement” (May 18)

Today’s thought “When in need of encouragement” (May 18) Yesterday we could see in his letter to the Thessalonians that Paul could find encouragement by the believers there of which he had many positive things to say, rather in contrast to the Corinthians. Though it appeared that there were also those in Thessalonica who were… Read More Today’s thought “When in need of encouragement” (May 18)

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Eastern Winter Study 2017, Norfolk UK

Bookings are now open for the Eastern Winter Study 2017, which will take place 27th – 30th December 2017, at Letton Hall, Shipdham, Norfolk. Bro. John Hellawell (Peterborough) will lead five studies entitled “The man after God’s heart”. It is always interesting to come together with like minded or with people looking for the truth.… Read More Eastern Winter Study 2017, Norfolk UK

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Today’s thought “Let’s be examples of disciples who spread the word about their Master” (May 17)

Today’s thought “let’s be examples of disciples who spread the word about their Master” (May 17)   Being “conversed” to put the old self (our previous or old life) away, having stripped off the old human nature, and having taken on the new self (by our new birth), we try to put any anger, rage, wickedness,… Read More Today’s thought “Let’s be examples of disciples who spread the word about their Master” (May 17)

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