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"Noah's Flood" Not Rooted in Reality, After All?

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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2009, 04:26:24 pm »

Dear BlueHue,

I am not the same person as Wind.  Not sure where you got that.  Maybe great minds think alike.  Grin

Now as far as the Noah character he goes by several different name all over the world.  In Sumer his name was Utmaphishtim.  And in other tablets from Sumer he was also known as Zisudra, Xisuthros or Atrahasis.  And in the stories of Noah Utmaphishtim they were both told by God to build a boat and fill them with all living things. 

In Central America according to Aztec mythology only two human beings survived: a man, Coxcoxtli; and his wife, Xochiquetzal, who had been forewarned of the cataclysm by a god.  They escaped in a huge boat they had been instructed to build and came to ground on the peak of a tall mountain.

A related Central America tradition, that of the Mechoacanesecs, is in even more striking conformity with the story as we have in Genesis and in the Msopotamian sources.  According to this tradition, the god Tezcatilpoca determined to destroy all mankind with a flood, saving only a certain Tezpi who embarked in a spacious vessel with his wife, his children and large number of animals and birds, as well as supplies of grains and seeds, the preservation of which were essential to the future subsistence of the human race.  The vessel came to rest on an exposed mountain top after Tezcatilpoca had decreed that the waters of the flood should retire.  The man sent out birds of which only the hummingbird came back, with a leafy branch in his beak.  With this sign that the land had begun to renew itself, Tezpi and his family went forth from their ark, multiplied and repopulated the earth.

These are just a few of the many flood myths told through-out the world.  I could go on and on.  With so many how could someone say that they do not have some basis in fact?
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