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    full moon every seven days; The drum marked the day off ... Counted down the time, in another segment of the text said: "At the new moon, on the seventh day, at the full moon bathed Enki" (Matthews and Benjamin). These fragments mentioned above may lead to the reason in keeping the Holy Sabbath in some religion systems, also presented in exodus 20:8-11 to keep the Sabbath holy (Coogan, Brettler and Newsom). In another version, while Ea and Enki were working with the mixture of the clay, Nintu-mami approached them and gave shape to the clays creating all humans (Matthews and Benjamin). As they continued creating humans, the population increased causing a lot of noise that disturbed Enlil’s sleep (Matthews and Benjamin). Enlil was another Mesopotamian deity dating back 2,000 BCE. Due to all the noise, Enlil decided to terminate the population, by creating a plague of death. In Genesis 12:17 God also cause a plague to free the Israelites from Egypt (Coogan, Brettler and Newsom). Enlil and other deities tried to control the population creating drought, famine and disease (Matthews and Benjamin). Drought and hunger were mentioned in Genesis in the story of Abraham when he could not stay in Canaan because he needed to continue his journey to Egypt (Coogan, Brettler and Newsom). In the story of Joseph it was mentioned when Joseph interpreted the Pharaoh’s dreams about the seven years of drought. Also in the story of Atrahasis, the king invokes Enki for advice (Matthews and…

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    Sydney A. Hall Professor Brien Garnand Interdisciplinary Humanities: Egypt and the Near East 10 October 2016 Mankind's Affinity to Immortality Gilgamesh, Adapa, and Aqhat all depict mankind's quest for immortality as a result of the tragedy of a central character through death or through injury, they furthermore exhibit common traits of humanity (emotional maturity, cleverness, aloofness), and lastly, a failure to attain immortality. The…

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    Pithos (jar/box) and ordered never to open it under any circumstances however due to the innate woman’s curiosity she opens the jar, releasing all the evils of the world followed by the last spirit named Elpis, commonly known as hope. However before these events, Prometheus orders his son Deucalion to build an ark to save himself and his wife Pyrrha after prophesising the flood Zeus would starting to cleanse the world of evils affecting human kind. After the flood Deucalion and Pyrrha visit the…

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    Gilgamesh Flood Myth

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    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 stories passed down from generation to generation each time slightly different from the last. two different people can tell the same event, and have two different stories; Which is why many people don’t trust documents or stories from as 700 BCE., there is…

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    We’ve all known about urban legends, whether we believe they are true or untrue, they've always been familiar to the public. Urban legends have existed for a long period of time through different fables and folktales told by various people. The verification of an urban legend can remain unknown based on how many times it has been passed on and shared around the world; in different countries and regions where each culture varies in beliefs and traditions. An urban legend can be spread and created…

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    The Genesis Flood

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    Majority of the time it can be found difficult when comparing bible stories to any other story. For example the story of Astrahasis takes place after the world was created, meaning no human activity was present. The “Gods” did the work, not men. These accusations would make it hard for someone of the Catholic religion to believe because 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…

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    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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    Odysseus Greek Hero Essay

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    J. Michael Straczynski, the American writer and producer, said “[t]he point of mythology or myth is to point to the horizon and to point back to ourselves: This is who we are; this is where we came from; and this is where we're going. And a lot of Western society over the last hundred years - the last 50 years really - has lost that. We have become rather aimless and wandering.” Today when people think of the mythology of Rome, Greece, or Egypt, they might think of statues in museums or parks or…

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    For many years, various films and novels have portrayed the life and experiences of a cowboy in the West. A myth is a traditional story or an idea that is believed by countless of people, but do not have the facts to prove it to be true. In the American West, the cowboy is a mythic character in which the people admire them because of their masculinity, independence, bravery, and courage. Everyone envisions the cowboy being a white American male who rides his horse into the sunset since it sounds…

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    The Oedipus Complex

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    Mythology is often seen as a beautiful maze of conflicting and colorful tales. Tales that depict real life phenomenon’s woven into creative theatrics lead by Epic Heroes. In the world of mythology, stories of homicide and suicide are matched by carefully crafted tales of parricide and regicide, and no one myth can give a true clear view of overriding the strong impulses that are found in humans, nature and societies all over the world. Myths have proven to be a wonderful guide for explaining and…

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