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  • The Flood Myths Deucalion, Genesis, And Gilgamesh

    Paige Abern CLCV 3800 12/08/2014 The Deluge Myths: Deucalion, Genesis, and Gilgamesh A common folk motif found in many ancient religions is that of deluge, or flood, myths. These myths often depict a great flood sent by a deity(ies) to wipe out a civilization, usually as a form of divine retribution. There are many flood myths from all areas of the world, however this paper will focus on three relatively well known myths: The Greek Deucalion myth, The Abrahamic religion myth in Genesis of Noah’s Ark, and the Sumerian flood myth found in the Epic of Gilgamesh. The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast these three myths. All three of these myths follow the basic construct of the flood motif in that: A god has sent a deluge in order…

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  • The Great Flood Vs Gilgamesh Essay

    The Great Flood in “Genesis 6-9” vs. “The Epic of Gilgamesh” There are many contradictions about the validity of stories in the Hebrew Bible. For example, “The Epic of Gilgamesh” has a few scenes that are similar to that of the Hebrew Bible. One scene in particular is Utanaphistim’s account of the Great Flood. The contradictions arise because Gilgamesh is dated as being written before the Hebrew bible. Therefore, The Epic of Gilgamesh’s flood has a few similarities to that of Noah’s flood in…

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  • The Story Of Utnapishtim And The Great Flood

    It is only natural for one to be struck with curiosity about life; particularly, past life events that simply have no way of being proved. It is easy to recognize the existence of some things due to items such as artifacts, bones, etc., being preserved—but how could one possibly manifest the truth of a story? Where do you draw the line between a tall tale that was created to teach a lesson and a factual event? For example, the great flood. Civilizations and cultures all around the world have…

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  • Comparison Of Flood Myths: Montagnais And Quechua Culture

    Flood Myths: Montagnais and Quechua Culture Myths of the New World might surprise someone unfamiliar with the multiple iterations of the universal flood myth. The Montagnais culture depicts a story where the hero, Messou, is faced with the problem of losing his dogs to a large lake. After being informed by a bird about the whereabouts of his dog, the brave Messou attempts to rescue his canine companion from the lake, but the lake overflows and the world is ruined. Furthermore, with the aid of a…

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  • The Genesis Flood

    of their teachings. Catholics believe that only one God created heaven and earth. The concept of reading how different Gods played a major role in creating the earth could be exasperating. Due to different beliefs we are taught to only surmise what our particular religion teaches. In the outcome of this our traditional faith is already put in place making it unsuitable for our minds to grasp any other teachings or ideas. When comparing the stories and narration of the Genesis flood to the flood…

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  • Bible Flood Essay

    Looking thoroughly at evidential proof of a worldwide flood, there are multiple biblical accounts, written accounts, and scientific statements that many scholars believe the claims of the catastrophic event [the worldwide flood] actually happened. Is there really evidence that proves the world wide flood actually happened that is written about in the book of Genesis? The Bible gives testimony of the Great Flood and how it covered the whole earth: “Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The…

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  • The Creation Of The Flood And The Great Flood

    at the evidence deposited in the earth from thousands of years ago, something that can be seen, touched, smelled, and understood will be paramount in understanding truth about the Great Flood. As a matter of fact, the evidence of fossils will not only teach us there was aquatic life over parts the earth, but evidence in high places around the globe. The Biblical writing defines that the earth that was during the pre-flood is no longer the same as we know it today. 2 Peter 3:6 “Whereby the world…

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  • Gilgamesh Flood Myth

    Introduction Throughout history the myth of a world covering flood covering the earth has been known by many cultures and disregarded by scientists or realists. recently, the idea of a flood covering parts of the world, evidence found in soil erosion, has been more accepted in the scientific community. One main reason many would consider it true is the widespread of one idea in multiple cultures around the world; all varying in details but having the main focus of a flood. We all have heard…

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  • Gilgamesh Translation Analysis

    Humankind has a long history that awes each generation. These histories are usually preserved in different forms like art, writings or even songs. Each region of the world holds human history and each is different from each other. This means that once a certain human history is discovered, the whole world will need to learn about it. Since each part of the world has a different language, translation is a necessary tool in ensuring the history of a certain place is known in another by…

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  • Bible Vs. The Epic Of Gilgamesh

    To many people, the story of The Great Flood from the Bible is commonly known. But, what is not typically realized is the many similarities it shares with The Epic of Gilgamesh. In both the Bible and The Epic of Gilgamesh, there are many common themes including a great flood to wipe out humanity, saving the animals from death by the flood and blessing the builder of the ark after the flood subsided. The common theme of a flood wiping out humanity is shared between the Bible and The Epic of…

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