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: