Chapter 3 - Chapter 3: Flood Myths 1. Flood myths are...

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Chapter 3: Flood Myths 1. Flood myths are recreation myths in that there is a return to the watery chaos of the beginning. Whatever is no longer needed is washed away and a survivor or several survivors are usually left to repopulate the earth. 2. The element that is used to truly end all things is water. 3. The most common motifs around flood myths are cleansing, boat/floating object, mountain. 4. Flood myths might be read psychologically Mesopotamian Myth 1. The Mesopotamian gods wanted to flood the earth because the humans were making too much noise down on earth, causing them to be unable to sleep. 2. The god who was the instigator was Enlil. 3. Ea, the god of wisdom tried to warn Utnapishtim, the human about the flood. He warns him in a dream. 4. Utnapishtim was told to sell all of his possessions and build a boat. He is to take his family and two of every animal on the boat. 5. Utnapishtim, his family and the craftsmen who worked on the boat were allowed on it. 6. The boat came to land on the side of Mt. Nisir.
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2011 for the course MYT 2230 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Florida.

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Chapter 3 - Chapter 3: Flood Myths 1. Flood myths are...

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