A big percentage of the – by now – over 700 global Flood legends, mentioned exactly eight people who were spared and survived. It is uncanny that this number is handed down as fact so uniformly, instead of ten or five or some other random number.
EGYPT: In ancient Egypt, one Flood hero was Toth who survived the Deluge along with his Seven Sages.
The Egyptian ‘Ogdoad (is that where the Latin word for 8 ‘octo’ comes from?) were a group of eight survivors led by the main character Nun and his wife Naunet. Nun (Noah) is pictured in Egyptian art as upholding his boat with the seven other survivors here:
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June 10, 2012 | By Lu Paradise — 327 total views
FLOOD LEGENDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
4.500 YEAR OLD ARK REMAINS IN EAST TURKEY ON MOUNT JUDY OF ARARAT
Native global flood stories are documented as history or legend in almost every region on earth. Old world missionaries reported their amazement at finding remote tribes already possessing legends with tremendous similarities to the Bible’s accounts of the worldwide flood. H.S. Bellamy in Moons, Myths and Men estimates that there are altogether over 500 Flood legends worldwide. Ancient civilizations such as China, Babylonia, Wales, Russia, India, America, Hawaii, Scandinavia, Sumatra, Peru, and Polynesia, all have their own versions of a giant flood.
These flood tales are frequently linked by common elements that parallel the Biblical account including the warning of the coming flood, the construction of a boat in advance, the storage of animals, the inclusion of family, and the release of birds to determine if the water level had subsided. The overwhelming consistency among flood legends found in distant parts of the globe indicates they were derived from the same origin (the Bible’s record), but oral transmission has changed the details through time. Continue reading Every Nation & Culture Has a Deluge Legend! (But it’s still a flood Myth of course 🙂
by Lu Paradise • December 28, 2012 • 10 Comments • 1,599 views
The early Earth, we can safely assume, did not start out cracked like this egg from its pristine beginnings.
Scientists now agree that the early Earth featured just one original continent named ‘Pangaea’, reminiscent of Chinese history’s ‘Panku.’ Historians and geologists have no clue what actually hit the Earth’s crust, or how the upper layer of 8 km thick oceanic crust and 35-60 km continental crust got cracked, nor why its fragments or plates then began to drift apart from each other, other than labeling it ‘plate tectonics & subduction’. That’s about as good an explanation as blaming “why there are murders” on “violence.” It does not explain what cracked ‘Pangaea’ in the first place, which would also indicate the real cause of why the continents drifted apart!
This article aims to try to solve this foundational mystery: “Why and how did Pangaea’s crust crack!”
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