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But what shall I answer the city, the people and elders?’
Ea opened his mouth to speak,
Saying to me, his servant:
‘Thou shalt then thus speak unto them:
I have learned that Enlil is hostile to me,
So that I cannot reside in your city,
Nor set my foot in Enlil’s territory.
To the Deep I will therefore go down,
To swell with my lord Ea.
But upon you he will shower down abundance,
The choicest birds, the rarest fishes.
The land shall have its fill of harvest riches.
He who at dusk orders the husk-greens,Will shower down upon you a rain of wheat (...to deceive the residents of Shurrupak as to the real intent of the rain).’
The little ones carried bitumen, While the grown ones brought all else that was needful.
On the fifth day I laid her framework.
A black cloud rose up from the horizon. Inside it Adad (god of storm and rain) thunders, While Shallat and Hanish (Heralds of Adad) go in front, Moving as heralds over hill and plain. Erragal (Nergal, the god of the netherworld) tears out the posts (out of the dam); Forth comes Ninurta and causes the dikes to follow.
The Anunnaki lift up the torches, Setting the land ablaze with their glare. Consternation over Adad reaches to the heavens, Turning to blackness all that had been light. The wide land was shattered like a pot! For one day the south-storm blew, Gathering speed as it blew, submerging the mountains, Overtaking the people like a battle.
No one can see his fellow, Nor can the people be recognized from heaven.
So your question is indeed key. Should the king have betrayed Ea, and told everyone, thus most likely guaranteeing the end of humanity? Or did he do well by obeying Ea, and thus preserving a tiny remnant of humanity?
Are we to supposed that this is how the Biblical Noah built his ark? Are these two men one in same? Or, were there two families that survived the flood?
The Biblical explanation for the flood, being that God needed to rid the earth of nephilim
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by rickymouse
It really isn't the same. There's an ark and that's about it. Reasons for it change radically. You go to Hawaii and you have Nu' following the god Cain and surviving a great flood in an ark.
It's a scrambled story no matter where you go. But for me, if some guy in Hawaii is using roughly the same names, it gives a great deal more backing for the Bible than the Babylonians.
For me at least.
Kane Hawaiian god of the forests and trees. Kane was the leading god of the great gods named by the Hawaiians. He represented the god of procreation and was worshipped as ancestor of chiefs and commoners. Kane is the creator and gives life associated with dawn, sun and sky.
According to the possible late edition of the Kumuhonua legend, he formed the three worlds: the upper heaven of the gods, the lower heaven above the earth, and the earth itself as a garden for mankind; the latter he furnished with sea creatures, plants, and animals, and fashioned man and woman to inhabit it. No human sacrifice or laborious ritual was needed in the worship of Kane.