Flood Legends From Around the World

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There are flood stories from many cultures. The flood stories usually consist of a higher power that floods a civilization due to some act that has made the higher power angry. The stories talk about one specific family and how the flood consumes the entire globe. So many cultures have a story about a great flood that have many similar details that it is hard to not believe that it is not true, but whether the story of a great flood is true or not, it is up to the individual to decide. Judaism is religion that many Hebrews are a part of. Many Christian religions like Catholicism also believe the same story that the Jews do about the great flood. They believe that God had become so upset with mankind’s evil ways, he wanted to destroy it. He did so with a great flood that consumed the earth except for Noah, his family, and the animals that he saved. The story uses many religious pieces, such as the dove, which represents the Holy Spirit. There are many objects and pieces like statues, trinkets, paintings, and things that have symbols or representations of Noah and the ark he built. This flood story is one of the more commonly told versions of the great flood. When God decided to flood the earth he saved one righteous man and his family. The righteous, deserving of life man was Noah. He found that Noah was a good man and believed he should be saved. God commanded Noah to build an ark that was 450 by 75 by 45 feet, with three decks. Noah did as he was told. He and his family boarded the ark. This was eight people. They gathered pairs of many animals, so that they could reproduce after the flood was over with. For forty days and forty nights the flood raged on. The earth was flooded for one hundred and fifty days. God ... ... middle of paper ... ...ks Cited Barrère, Dorothy B. The Kumuhonua Legends: A Study of Late 19th Century Hawaiian Stories of Creation and Origins, Pacific Anthropological Records number 3, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI, 1969. Print "By the Gods" Hindu Flood Myth The Deluge Myth Is a Common Theme... N.p., n.d. Web. 03 May 2014. The Catholic Youth Bible, Revised. Winona: Christian Brothers Publications, 2005. Print. "Flood Stories from Around the World." Flood Stories from Around the World. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2014. Puchner, Martin, gen. ed. The Epic of Gilgamesh. The Norton Anthology of World Literature. 3rd ed. Vol. A. New York: Norton, 2012. Print. Puchner, Martin, gen. ed. Ovid, Metamorphosis. The Norton Anthology of World Literature. 3rd ed. Vol. A. New York: Norton, 2012. Print. Walls, Jan & Walls, Yvonne. Classical Chinese Myths, Joint Publishing Co., Hongkong, 1984. Print.

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