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Flood myth

Flood myth
"The Deluge", frontispiece to Gustave Doré's illustrated edition of the Bible. Based on the story of Noah's Ark, this shows humans and a tiger doomed by the flood futilely attempting to save their children and cubs. A flood myth or deluge myth is a symbolic narrative in which a great flood is sent by a deity, or deities, to destroy civilization in an act of divine retribution. Parallels are often drawn between the flood waters of these myths and the primeval waters found in certain creation myths, as the flood waters are described as a measure for the cleansing of humanity, in preparation for rebirth. Mythologies[edit] The Mesopotamian flood stories concern the epics of Ziusudra, Gilgamesh, and Atrahasis. In the Genesis flood narrative, Yahweh decides to flood the earth because of the depth of the sinful state of mankind. Claims of historicity[edit] Nanabozho in Ojibwe flood story from an illustration by R.C. See also[edit] References[edit] Jump up ^ Leeming, David (2004).

The Official Graham Hancock Website: Forum By Jim Alison Just as every point along the equator is 6,215 miles from both the North and South Poles, every point along the line of ancient sites is 6,215 miles from two axis points on Earth. The axis point in the Northern Hemisphere is near the Southeastern coast of Alaska, at 59° 42' N 139° 17' W, 25 miles Northeast of Yakutat, Alaska The North and South Poles have not always been in their present locations. Charles Hapgood advocated the Earth crust displacement theory in a book entitled The Path of the Poles. This is about 250 miles Northeast of the axis point for the line of ancient sites at 59° 42' N 139° 17' W. If 59° 42' N 139° 17' W was the location of the North Pole, then the line of ancient sites would have been the equator at that time. Since many of the sites along the line are precisely oriented to the present North and South Poles, it is not suggested that they were constructed when the poles were in a prior location.

Gilgamesh Gilgamesh (/ˈɡɪl.ɡə.mɛʃ/; Akkadian cuneiform: 𒄑𒂆𒈦 [𒄑𒂆𒈦], Gilgameš, often given the epithet of the King, also known as Bilgamesh in the Sumerian texts)[1] was the fifth king of Uruk, modern day Iraq (Early Dynastic II, first dynasty of Uruk), placing his reign ca. 2500 BC. According to the Sumerian King List he reigned for 126 years. In the Tummal Inscription,[2] Gilgamesh, and his son Urlugal, rebuilt the sanctuary of the goddess Ninlil, in Tummal, a sacred quarter in her city of Nippur. Gilgamesh is the central character in the Epic of Gilgamesh, the greatest surviving work of early Mesopotamian literature. In the epic his father was Lugalbanda and his mother was Ninsun (whom some call Rimat Ninsun), a goddess. In Mesopotamian mythology, Gilgamesh is a demigod of superhuman strength who built the city walls of Uruk to defend his people from external threats, and travelled to meet the sage Utnapishtim, who had survived the Great Deluge. Cuneiform references[edit] See also[edit]

Noah's Ark Discovered -- again Listen to this page in audio (MP3) by Dan Eden for viewzone Why is this not a BIG story? I'm often amazed at our lack of knowledge about history. I won't hold you in suspense with this article: The Ark of Noah has been found. How it was discovered In 1959, Turkish army captain Llhan Durupinar discovered an unusual shape while examining aerial photographs of his country. This mountainous land was originally part of the Kingdom of Armenia, a country that is thousands of years old and often considered the "first Christian nation", until the Turks took it over at the beginning of the 20th Century. Capt. Brandenburger was responsible for discovering the Cuban missile bases during the Kennedy era from reconnaissance photos, and after carefully studying the photo, he concluded: "I have no doubt at all, that this object is a ship. In 1960 the picture [above] was published in LIFE magazine under the heading of Noahs Ark? Most of the global media turned away from the find and it became a non-story.

List of theological demons A demon This is a list of demons that appear in religion, theology, demonology, mythology, and folklore. It is not a list of names of demons, although some are listed by more than one name. Names of God, list of deities, and list of deities in fiction concern God and gods. Key[edit] Each entry names a demon and gives a source in parentheses. Sources named Demonology: Ayyavazhi, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish Eschatology: Islamic eschatology Folklore: Bulgarian, Christian, German, Jewish Mythology: Akkadian, Babylonian, Buddhist, Chaldean, Christian, Egyptian, Etruscan, Finnish, Greek, Guanche, Hindu, Hungarian mythology, Indonesia, Irish, Japanese, Mapuche, Moabite, Native American mythology,[clarification needed] Persian, Phoenician, Slavic, Semitic, Sumerian Many demons have names with several spellings but few are listed under more than one spelling. A[edit] B[edit] C[edit] D[edit] E[edit] Eblis (or Iblis) (Islamic demonology)Eligos (Christian demonology)Eisheth (Jewish demonology) F[edit] G[edit]

A giant mystery: 18 strange giant skeletons found in Wisconsin: Sons of god; Men of renown -- Secret History Here's one for your "Forbidden Archaeology" file.Scientists are remaining stubbornly silent about a lost race of giants found in burial mounds near Lake Delavan, Wisconsin, in May 1912. The dig site at Lake Delavan was overseen by Beloit College and it included more than 200 effigy mounds that proved to be classic examples of 8th century Woodland Culture. But the enormous size of the skeletons and elongated skulls found in May 1912 did not fit very neatly into anyone's concept of a textbook standard. Strange Skulls First reported in the 4 May 1912 issue of the New York Times the 18 skeletons found by the Peterson brothers on Lake Lawn Farm in southwest Wisconsin exhibited several strange and freakish features. Their heights ranged between 7.6ft and 10 feet and their skulls "presumably those of men, are much larger than the heads of any race which inhabit America to-day." " One must wonder how much can they lift if twice the size of a average human today? Mystery of The Wisconsin Giants

List of fictional demons List of theological demons covers those from religion, theology, demonology, and mythology; the sacred and its study. Names of God, List of deities, and List of deities in fiction cover God and gods in various ways. List of legendary creatures and Names of the demons may also help explain what is not here. Some demons may be in both the fictional and theological lists. Many demons have names with several spellings but few are listed under more than one spelling. Every listing should include a parenthetical reference, usually one with a blue link. A[edit] B[edit] C[edit] D[edit] E[edit] F[edit] G[edit] H[edit] I[edit] J[edit] K[edit] L[edit] M[edit] N[edit] O[edit] P[edit] Q[edit] 10 Forgotten Ancient Civilizations History The typical history textbook has a lot of ground to cover and only so many pages to devote to anything before Jesus. For most of us, that means ancient history is a three-dog show—Egypt, Rome, and Greece. Which is why it’s easy to get the impression that, outside of those three, our map of the ancient world is mostly just blank space. 10Aksum The kingdom Aksum (or Axum) has been the subject of countless legends. The Ethiopian kingdom of reality, not myth, was an international trading power. Aksum adopted Christianity not long after the Roman Empire did and continued to thrive through the early Middle Ages. 9Kush Known in ancient Egyptian sources for its abundance of gold and other valuable natural resources, Kush was conquered and exploited by its northern neighbor for nearly half a millennium (circa 1500–1000 B.C.). In the ninth century B.C., instability in Egypt allowed the Kushites to regain their independence. 8Yam 7The Xiongnu Empire 6Greco-Bactria 5Yuezhi 4The Mitanni Kingdom

Dames Blanches (folklore) J. A. MacCulloch believes Dames Blanches are one of the recharacterizations of pre-Christian female goddesses, and suggested their name Dame may have derived from the ancient guardian goddesses known as the Matres, by looking at old inscriptions to guardian goddesses, specifically inscriptions to "the Dominæ, who watched over the home, perhaps became the Dames of mediæval folk-lore The Dames Blanches have close counterparts in both name and characterization in neighboring northern countries: In Germany the Weisse Frauen and in the Dutch Low Countries the Witte Wieven. Edgar Cayce's Prophecy Comes True: Hall of Records Discovered (Before It's News) Rumors are circulating throughout the world recently with the supposed discovery of one of the legendary Hall of Records in Egypt. The Egyptian government along with recently retired Zahi Hawass who ran the Egyptian Antiquities Department have adamantly denied these claims saying that no such building or chamber has been found. However, many researchers and even some archaeologists are saying that the chamber was indeed found but has been covered up due to the contents inside and what it would mean to both our understanding of history and Ancient Egypt’s history. According to legend and the reknowned psychic Edgar Cayce, the Hall of Records are composed of three chambers spread throughout the world that contain the missing history of the lost continent of Atlantis along with the missing history of the human race. So, why would Egypt hide the Hall of Records? Where is the evidence for the finding of the Hall of Records in Egypt?

Sundel bolong In folklore, Sundel Bolong is said to be the soul of a woman who died when she was pregnant and therefore gave birth in her grave, or who died during childbirth and the baby came out from her back (this is the reason why the hole was created in her back).[1] which is concealed from men by her long black hair. Sundel Bolong is also said to be a sensitive spirit and, if rejected by a man, she is said to castrate him.[1] Popular culture[edit] In Marvel Anime: Blade, the Sundel bolong are depicted as an Asian vampire sub-species. See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] Review: Kafan Sundel Bolong (2012)

The Mysterious Aboriginal Rock Art of the Wandjinas – Extraterrestrial or Not One of the most intriguing and perplexing legends of the Australian Aboriginal people is that of the Wandjinas, the supreme spirit beings and creators of the land and people. The land of the Wandjina is a vast area of about 200,000 square kilometres of lands, waters, sea and islands in the Kimberley region of north-western Australia with continuous culture dating back at least 60,000 years but probably much older. Here, traditional Aboriginal law and culture are still active and alive. The Worora, Ngarinyin and Wunumbul people are the three Wandjina tribes – these tribal groups are the custodians of the oldest known figurative art which is scattered throughout the Kimberley. Perhaps what is most interesting about their figurative art painted on rocks and in caves is the way in which they have represented the Wandjinas - white faces, devoid of a mouth, large black eyes, and a head surrounded by a halo or some type of helmet. By April Holloway Related Links

Soucouyant The soucouyant or soucriant in Dominica, Trinidadian and Guadeloupean folklore (also known as Ole-Higue or Loogaroo elsewhere in the Caribbean), is a kind of blood-sucking hag.[1][2] Legend[edit] The soucouyant lives by day as an old woman at the end of a village. By night, she strips off her wrinkled skin, which she puts in a mortar, following which she flies in the shape of a fireball through the darkness, looking for a victim. Still a fireball, the soucouyant enters the home of her victim through cracks and crevices, like keyholes. Soucouyants suck people's blood from their arms, legs and soft parts while they sleep.[3] If the soucouyant draws too much blood, it is believed that the victim will either die and become a soucouyant or perish entirely, leaving her killer to assume her skin. The skin of the soucouyant is considered valuable, and is used when practicing black magic. Origin[edit] Soucouyants belong to a class of spirits called jumbies. In popular culture[edit] See also[edit]

17 Mysteries Awaiting Explanation On August 7th 1999, London police received more than 36 reports of a gigantic sea serpent in the Thames. It was “at least 200 ft long and 5 yards across,” said one panicky witness. Despite all the sightings, no one managed to get a picture—or so it was thought. That day photographer John Collins was taking aerial photos of London from a private plane. He didn’t notice the object at the lower right until he examined the photo later. Stone sculpture depicting a Vimana, flying machines in ancient India (1200 b.c.), Many Sanskrit epics, which were written in India more than two millennia ago, contain references to mythical flying machines called vimanas. Project Avalon – Klaus Dona: The Hidden History of the Human Race On the big cup you can see a perfect inlaid star constellation also showing the Orion and other stars. Mystery rock from Earth or alien spaceship? The Bob White Object: In 1985, Missourian Bob White recovered physical evidence following a UFO encounter in Colorado.

Gothic language The expansion of the Germanic tribes 750 BC – AD 1 (after the Penguin Atlas of World History 1988): Settlements before 750 BC New settlements by 500 BC New settlements by 250 BC New settlements by AD 1 As a Germanic language, Gothic is a part of the Indo-European language family. The existence of such early attested corpora makes it a language of considerable interest in comparative linguistics. History and evidence[edit] leaf of the Codex Ambrosianus B Only a few documents in Gothic survive – not enough to completely reconstruct the language. The largest body of surviving documentation consists of codices written and commissioned by the Arian bishop Ulfilas (Wulfila, 311–382), who was the leader of a community of Visigothic Christians in the Roman province of Moesia (modern Bulgaria/Romania). Codex Argenteus (Uppsala), including the Speyer fragment: 188 leaves. The best-preserved Gothic manuscript. Codex Ambrosianus (Milan) and the Codex Taurinensis (Turin): Five parts, totaling 193 leaves.