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    myth flood

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    In the literary world a great deal of interest has been given into interpreting the story of the flood, found very often in literary, historical, ethical or religious accounts of literature. There are documents mentioning the flood that are old thousands of years and the area of their discovery spreads all over the Middle East, India, China, Southern Europe and even the Central and Southern America. It has been proven that the ancient world was fully aware of this myth1 and I am going to find out

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    Flood Myths

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    Flood Myths Myths from many different cultures seem to tell the same story. Themes from Babylonian myth can be seen in Egyptian stories; elements of Christian theology are evident in some ancient Chinese texts, and so on. How is this possible? How can cultures that have had little physical contact present us with such analogous narratives? These questions grow more perplexing when time is considered. Many of these tales are not only from separate corners of the earth, but also seem to have been

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    Gilgamesh and Genesis Floods The rendition of the historic, worldwide Flood recorded in Genesis of the Old Testament is similar to the account recorded on Tablet 11of the Sumero-Babylonian version of the epic of Gilgamesh, discovered in the 1800’s by British archaeologists in Assyria. Let us compare the two in this essay. Alexander Heidel in his book, The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels, provides a background for the survivor of the Sumero-Babylonian Flood, Utnapishtim:

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    A Comparison of the Flood of Gilgamesh and the Bible People grow up listening to the story of Noah and the flood. They remember the length of the flood, the dove, and the rainbow very vividly. However, most people do not realize that the story is told throughout many different cultures and with accounts older than Genesis¹s version in the Bible. Although each of the accounts tells of the flood, there are many variations to the story. One such story can be found in the Epic of Gilgamesh. Although

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    story about Noah’s Ark and The Flood. What most may not know, is that this story is just one of a great many. A variety of ancient cultures, from the Greeks and the Middle East, to Asia and the Americas, have in their mythologies a story of a Great Flood that drowns the earth. These stories mostly contain the same themes: a god or group of gods becomes angry; they flood the earth but save a small group of people. These people build a boat to survive. After the flood they repopulate the earth. Author

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    Mesopotamian Flood Myth

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    the old…”(p. 41). The flood myth gives an explanation and a purpose to events and practices that have previously occurred and ones that currently occur in our world today. There are several different beliefs behind the causes for the Great Flood, but the most common include overpopulation, wickedness and sins of humanity and regret. A few of the different myths conveyed by the Mesopotamians, Incas, Maya, Greeks and Egyptians reveal these variances behind the triggers of the flood and why it was necessary

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    of a daughter taking it upon herself in trying to undo her mother’s mistake and attempts to fix the world as atonement. The running concept is the two myths that follow one another, albeit indirectly even though it follows sharing characters. Mainly, Pandora’s Box and the Deluge or better known as the Flood myth; the relation between these two myths and how one leads into or cause the other’s events to happen. The player is to play as Pyrrah, the offspring of Pandora & Epimetheus, who makes it her

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    Grieving for days, lost in thoughts, and stricken with immense sadness and loss of direction, Gilgamesh laments for days over the loss of his friend Enkidu. Gilgamesh shouts aloud the following statement in regards to his current state of bereavement: “Me! Will I too not die like Enkidu? Sorrow has come into my belly. I fear death; I roam over the hills. I will seize the road; quickly I will go to the house of Utnapishtim, offspring of Ubaratutu” (Gardner Tablet IX 2-7). Gilgamesh so much feared

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    Furthermore, birds were utilized to establish whether floods had ended to show dry land. One key aspect of apparent correspondence is that international disasters happened during the olden times. For instance, sections of Gilgamesh floods are discovered to having occurred during 2000 BC. In both accounts, arks were big; had one door and window. They, however, had varying structures. After the floods, both arks stood on mountains. In the story of Noah, it rested on Mt. Ararat

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    The Epic of Gilgamesh

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    The epic yarn Gilgamesh leaves me somewhat discouraged when I finished the book. This pessimistic ending is not the happy ending I was expecting to see considering the tragedies throughout of the rest of the story. The entire last part of the book, starting with Enkidu’s death, is nothing but more sorrow for Gilgamesh. The book seems to give Gilgamesh hope and then beat him down with more tragedy. It is almost as if the more he tries, the worse it gets for him. After Enkidu’s death, Gilgamesh embarks

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