The Myth of the Flood in Greek Mythology

IMPERIUMDAILY.COM – MALANG – The Flood has become a myth in several beliefs around the world. In ancient Greek beliefs, for example, the flood was the water sent by the gods to destroy civilization as an act of divine retribution. The Greeks believed that the appearance of the flood was not accidental, but there was a purpose in it.

Then, there is the story of Noah who survived the flood using his ark also recorded in the Koran, the Book of Genesis, Matsya in the Hindu Puranas, Deucalion in Greek mythology and Utnapishtim in the Epic of Gilgamesh. What’s interesting in these books is already defective even though there may be different versions. But the theme is a big flood.

Most of the world’s cultures in the past and now have stories about the flood that destroyed previous civilizations.

Some geologists as quoted by Wikipedia believe that a flood that was quite dramatic, larger than usual from a number of rivers in the past might have influenced the creation of these myths.

One of the newest and most controversial theories of such a theory is the Ryan-Pitman Theory, which says that there was a terrible flood in about 5600 BC from the Mediterranean Sea into the Black Sea.

Many other prehistoric geological events, including tsunamis, have also been proposed as possible bases for these myths.

For example, some people have stated that the original versions of the Greek myth of the Deukalion Flood probably originated from the impact of the megatsunami produced by the explosion of the Thera mountains in the Mediterranean Sea in the 18th to 15th centuries BC.

More speculatively, some suggest that these flood myths may have emerged from folklore about the enormous sea level rise that accompanied the end of the last Ice Age about 10,000 years ago, which was passed down from generation to the next generation as oral history .

Another controversial theory is that the flood was caused by one or more asteroid impacts which released large amounts of water vapor into the atmosphere and low space.(aka)

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