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The great floods that revived humanity

23 Nov,2022 04:41 PM, by: Super Admin
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According to Hinduism, each kalpa or yug consists of fourteen Manvantaras and each is headed by a different Manu. The current universe is believed to be ruled by Vaivasvata, the 7th Manu. Before the great flood, Vaivasvata was the king of Dravida. He was warned of the flood by the Matsya (fish) avatar of Vishnu, and built a boat that carried the Vedas, Manu's family, and the seven sages to safety, helped by Matsya. In the Mahabharata and a few other Puranas, the tale is repeated with variations. As with Gilgamesh's flood and Noah's flood, it resembles other floods.


The tale revolves around a legendary hero named Gilgamesh (Bilgames in Sumerian), who was said to be the king of the Sumerian city of Uruk. On his travels in search of the secret of everlasting life, Gilgamesh meets a scorpion man and later a divine female tavern keeper who tries to dissuade him from continuing his search. But Gilgamesh is arrogant and determined. Upon learning that Uta-napishtim (“I Found Life”), a legendary hero who had obtained eternal life, dwelt on an island across the “Waters of Death,” Gilgamesh crosses the sea and is greeted by the immortal hero. Uta-napishtim explains to Gilgamesh that his quest is in vain, as humans were created to be mortal. But upon questioning, Uta-napishtim reveals that he was placed by the gods on this remote island after being informed that the world would be destroyed by a great flood. Building a boxlike ark in the shape of a cube, Uta-napishtim took on board his possessions, his riches, his family members, craftsmen, and creatures of the earth. After riding out the storm, he and his wife were granted immortality and settled on an island far from civilization.


The Genesis flood narrative is among the best-known stories of the Bible. In this account, Noah labored faithfully to build the Ark at God's command, ultimately saving not only his own family but mankind itself and all land animals, from extinction during the Flood. Afterward, God made a covenant with Noah and promised never again to destroy all the Earth's creatures with a flood.

Could there have been another such event during the last Ice Age and the Younger Dryas the last major abrupt climate change event of the last deglaciation occurring 12 900–11 700 years ago? 


Information is sourced from various portals.

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