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 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 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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