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(this is what happens when I get caught up reading Gilgamesh stuff)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

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

# 1 Flood myths in various cultures

* 1.1 Ancient Near East

o 1.1.1 Sumerian

o 1.1.2 Babylonian (Epic of Gilgamesh)

o 1.1.3 Jewish

o 1.1.4 Islamic

* 1.2 Asia-Pacific

o 1.2.1 China

o 1.2.2 Lao (Indochina)

o 1.2.3 India

o 1.2.4 Andaman Islands

o 1.2.5 Indonesia

o 1.2.6 Australia

o 1.2.7 Malaysia

* 1.3 Europe

o 1.3.1 Greek

+ Ogyges

+ Deucalion

+ Dardanus

+ From The Theogony of Apollodorus

o 1.3.2 Germanic

o 1.3.3 Irish

o 1.3.4 Finnish

* 1.4 Americas

o 1.4.1 Aztec

o 1.4.2 Inca

o 1.4.3 Maya

o 1.4.4 Hopi

o 1.4.5 Caddo

o 1.4.6 Menominee

o 1.4.7 Mi'kmaq

* 1.5 Polynesian

# 2 Hypotheses of origin of flood myths

* 2.1 The Biblical Deluge

o 2.1.1 Flood geology

o 2.1.2 Sumerian king list flood

so next time someone starts going on about Noah or the wrath of Khan- erm I mean god.... Stick it to em



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