Hinduism Beliefs

Noah's Ark and Floods within the Historical Close to East: Crash Course World Mythology #16


This week on Crash Course mythology, Mike is speaking to you about floods. You’ll have heard the story of Noah and the Ark from the Bible, however that isn’t the one flood story people inform. Seems, it is a frequent factor throughout cultures`. You possibly can say the examine of mythology is…flooded with them. Sorry. We’ll be taking a look at floods from Mesopotamia from the Epic of Gilgamesh, and a flood story from the Zoroastrian custom. And we’ll take a look at a Roman flood story from Ovid’s metamorphosis. It is a deluge of flood tales!

Many of the tales and quotations on this episode are tailored from David Leeming’s Mythology textbook, “The World of Fantasy.”

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