The Original Great Flood

The story of a Great Flood sent by God or the gods to destroy civilization as an act of divine retribution is a widespread theme among many ancient cultures. It is best known from the biblical story of Noah, but there are several other famous versions. Many of the world’s cultures past and present have stories of a Great Flood that devastated earlier civilizations. While not all flood stories are the same, the description of the destruction of the world by water is a common theme in many religions and cultures. Most flood stories include an angry God or deity, and a catastrophic water event that destroys the world but is only survived by a chosen few.


  • Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Christianity
  • Greeks
  • Hindu
  • Buddhist
  • China
  • Norse
  • Aborigines
  • Aztec
  • Inca
  • Maya
  • Ojibwe/Chippewa Tribe
  • Hopi

PART II Deduction and Extrapolation

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