Why Do All Ancient Civilizations Have a Flood Myth?

An Indian painting depicting a Hindu flood myth (Public domain)

The most famous tale of the Great Flood comes to the Western world by way of the bible. The story in the Book of Genesis about Noah and his Ark and the flooding of the Earth has made a great impression on generations of people going back thousands of years. According to the story, God flooded the world to destroy the wickedness of mankind which…

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