Mid Eastern flood myths

Mid Eastern flood myths - Mi d Eastern flood myths Wh y...

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Unformatted text preview: Mi d Eastern flood myths Wh y they could be about the black sea Great flood myth are found in every corner of the planet. They often refer to giants or divine creators even sea monsters, which point back to prehistory. They embody actual geologic and historic events as well as describing the divine cosmology, and cosmogony of the universes and the pre-cosmic chaos of the cosmos. These "myths" can be taken not only literally on many levels, but also serve as spiritual, psychological, scientific, historical, and ethical, explanations for many cultures. It is now in the 20th century, which encompasses the great revolution of the scientific cosmology that we gain yet another perspective on the subject About 300 cultures around the world have stories of a massive flood. In Judeo- Christian countries, the most famous is the story of Noah's Flood, as recorded in the Bible: Genesis, chapters 6 to 8.The story of the worldwide flood of Noah has fueled conflicts between geologists and conservative Christians since the early 19th century. The Noah Flood story is almost certainly derived from a Babylonian flood story, specifically the flood myth in the Epic of Gilgamesh. However the hebrew version is a monotheistic text re-writing of the original Babylonian polytheistic text. The Greeks had the flood story of Deucalion, son of Titan Prometheus, who was king of Phthia during the time Zeus destroyed the human race in his own anger-inspired flood [Zeus']... flood did the job in only nine days. Deucalion and his wife, Pyrrha were the lone survivors, thanks to a warning by Prometheus. Deucalion constructed a boat, which, after the event, came to rest on the top of Mt. Parnassus Perhaps the great flood is not only important because of the catastrophic meaning but the symbolic meaning of a second techom,( Hebrew word in the book of Genesis...
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This note was uploaded on 07/04/2011 for the course CLST 2090 taught by Professor Warga during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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