posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 08:37 PM
I have not found links to back up my "assertions" it is the scholar truth. Taught in any history or civilizations class you will take.
There is actually no evidence for a "world wide flood" within 10,000 years, unless you provide a research paper for us to look at.
As for the civilizations?
The Hebrew Bible is a composure of Sumerian myth and Egyptian beliefs with the Judeo beliefs, the flood in the bible comes from Sumer.
Sumer does talk about a man "Utnapishtim" that lives forever, and lived through the flood, unjustly cast upon the world in the early days, by
The Greeks have no Flood myth in their creation stories (Theologeum by herodotus) and nor do the Romans.
The Vikings I believe don't, though I can't say I've looked too hard for them, I do know they have like many cultures a "Source of all rivers"
that I think you'll find interesting.
I can't say much for the Yellow River Valley in China, but I think the peoples there do have a flood myth, which would make sense.
I know the Indus peoples do.
I don't believe but I haven't really read either, that many of the Native American People's have a flood myth, though many do say the world began
as water, but this is the general consensus of almost all peoples, and it happend before people were created. So it would make no sense for them to
write of events their ancestors experienced.
I'll say this though I've not looked into it either, that maybe a large portion of flood myths could have originated further north, from the early
humans, leaving Africa or wherever they've determined now, finding themselves in Europe and North Asia, they would be exposed to the Glacial Melt of
the Ice Age.
And maybe thus believe the world to mostly be water, and when the Ice Age receeded, these people move south once more, and plant themselves all
I won't say maybe there was a global event that caused the Flood Myths in several cultures.
But I'll tell you this, that global event could have happend in a place the size of New York, or England, because we still could have originated
largely from one area. Hence the "Source of all rivers".
However my only real claim here, is my first one, not all ancient societies, in fact most ancient societies, have NO flood myths.
Hell Polynesians don't have any such myths at all (I can't remember what they specifically don't have, and what they specifically did have).
But it is evidence that the Myths are solely created from regional experiences, not from world experiences.
But as always there are possibilities, but as for all cultures of the world having a flood myth? No.