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Deluge Myth

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A flood myth or deluge myth is a mythical story of a great flood sent by a deity or deities to destroy civilization as an act of divine retribution. It is a theme widespread among many cultures, though it is perhaps best known in modern times through the biblical and Quranic account of Noah's Ark, the Hindu Puranic story of Manu, through Deucalion in Greek mythology or Utnapishtim in the Epic of Gilgamesh.

Parallels are often drawn between the flood waters of these myths and the primeval waters of found in some creation myths since the flood waters are seen to cleanse humanity in preparation for rebirth. Most flood myths also contain a culture hero who strives to ensure this rebirth.

Adrienne Mayor's The First Fossil Hunters and Fossil Legends of the First Americans promoted the hypothesis that flood stories were inspired by ancient observations of seashells and fish fossils inland and on mountains. The ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, and Chinese all wrote about finding such remains in these locations, and the Greeks hypothesized that Earth had been covered by water several times, noting seashells and fish fossils found on mountain tops as evidence. Native Americans also expressed this belief in their early encounters with Europeans, though they had not written it down previously. However, Leonardo da Vinci postulated that an immediate deluge could not have caused the neatly ordered strata he found in the Italian Apennines.

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2048x1536px 915.45 KB
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SONY
Model
DSC-W50
Shutter Speed
10/1600 second
Aperture
F/3.2
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Dec 18, 2008, 10:05:36 PM
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EmmetEarwax's avatar
The wonderful Hopi Indians claimed 3 worldwide disasters because 3 times mankind became depraved and corrupt. The first by FIRE, the 2nd by cold, and the 3rd by a deluge. The 4th world destruction is imminent and may come by thermonuclear war. Each time the people who descended from the few who sheltered in a kiva didn't recover completely.

The Deluge of the Bible was limited to Iraq. Combining all the flood myths led to the idea of an universal flood. Egypt had NO flood myth because the Nile flooded so regularly that such was relied on for irrigation of crops.
apolloluvsu's avatar
Awesome! REALLY awesome!
wolfcreek50's avatar
Desolate and forbidding...grand shot and capture..fine work...
Pluto52's avatar
great job as always!!
FrodiusMaximus's avatar
This is excellent.
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Batsceba's avatar
super wunderbar
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RIVERKING's avatar
BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE LOOKING AT PICTURES OF FLOODS.
SCIENTISTS AGREE THAT THERE WAS AN EARTH-WIDE DELUGE THAT COVERED EVERYTHING ONCE.
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I don't know about that but I also love how it looks, of course I don't think people who have suffered all the demage can say the same thing
RIVERKING's avatar
YES, IT IS A DIFFICULT TIME FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY FLOODS; BUT I KNOW MANY MANY PEOPLE HERE WHO'S HOMES WERE FLOODED WHO STILL APPRECIATE THE WONDER AND BEAUTY AND POWER OF NATURE; AND HOW IT CAN DESTROY.
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Alenoid's avatar
Odlicna ilustracija price, bravo!
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eDarKknight's avatar
Great shot and manip as always and of course description...
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no manip here, I only added a layer with birds, what you see is real
eDarKknight's avatar
Oops, sorry for the word... I meant post-procession, you know how to create great atmosphere mr C ...
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