The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 16 Sign of the Covenant with Noah

  “1  god blessed Noach and his sons and said to them, “be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth. 2 the fear and dread of you will be upon every wild animal, every bird in the air, every creature populating the ground, and all the fish in the sea; they have been handed over to… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 16 Sign of the Covenant with Noah

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 15 A ground never cursed in such way anymore

    “13  by the first day of the first month of the 601st year the water had dried up from off the earth; so Noach removed the covering of the ark and looked; and, yes, the surface of the ground was dry. 14 it was on the twenty-seventh day of the second month that… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 15 A ground never cursed in such way anymore

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 13 Noah’s ark and the flood

  “1  {ii} \@ADONAI\@ said to Noach, “come into the ark, you and all your household; for I have seen that you alone in this generation are righteous before me. 2 of every clean animal you are to take seven couples, and of the animals that are not clean, one couple; 3 also of the… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 13 Noah’s ark and the flood

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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 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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