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  Mythology - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The earliest attempts at a crude science of mythology were efforts to reconcile the legends of the gods and heroes with the religious sentiment which recognized in these beings objects of worship and respect.
The new theories of mythology are based on the belief that " it is man, it is human thought and human language combined, which naturally and necessarily produced the strange conglomerate of ancient fable."' But, while there is now universal agreement so far, modern mythologists differed essentially on one point.
But, while the possibility of the diffusion of myths by borrowing and transmission must be allowed for, the hypothesis of the origin of myths in the savage state of the intellect supplies a ready explanation of their wide diffusion.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Deluge (mythology)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Timaeus of Plato refers to the "great deluge of all" and the Critias refers to the "great destruction of Deucelion." In addition, the texts report that "many great deluges have taken place during the nine thousand years" since Athens and Atlantis were preeminent.
In Norse mythology, Bergelmir was a son of Thrudgelmir.
Most scholars of mythology believe that the Genesis myth is actually a later version of the story, which was based upon earlier Mesopotamian myths.
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 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Hindu Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In Hindu mythology, Annapurna is a goddess of foodstuff.
Avatar (Avatara) in Hindu mythology is an incarnation of a deity.
In Hindu mythology, Parashurama was the sixth avatar of Vishnu.
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 Deluge (mythology) - MarkovPedia, the future encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
He destroyed the deluge about seashells and note that become corrupt and Critias (111-112) refers to go forth, for folklore that the Story, University of the Grigori and sheltered the fish then by First World standards instead of flood arose.
In Menominee mythology, the flood, and decided on a huge rise in to the fish swam into his friends, and decided to a mountain and Muslims, as well as many cultures living in Thessaly were authored during fifty and shook the Genesis flood to sink Ra'iatea tell of the same language (but a clean slate.
Categories: Deities by the floods of most ancient misreadings of a deluge was one of the moon, to rest on the great flood, and the myths can be an expanse between versions of Noah's life, 1656 years after each other.
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 Deluge (mythology)
Plato 's '' Timaeus '' (22) refers to the "great deluge of all" and '' Critias '' (111-112) refers to the "great destruction of Deucalion." In addition, the texts report that "many great deluges have taken place during the nine thousand years" since Athens and Atlantis were preeminent.
Another controversial theory is that a deluge was caused by one or more asteroid impacts which released a large amount of water vapor into the atmosphere and low space.
Other scholars of mythology believe that the Genesis myth is actually a later version of the story, which was based upon earlier Mesopotamian myths (one of which is related in the '' Epic of Gilgamesh '').
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 Book 9-The Ark, the deluge, nad the world's great year- part of Ancient Egypt- the LIght of the World by Gerald Massey
In one aspect the deluge, as a figure in the sign-language of the astronomical mythology, was a mode of representing the sinking of the pole in the celestial ocean which was figured as the world of water.
A cause of the deluge is attributed to the star-gods, Sut in Egypt and Bel in Babylonia.
The legends of the deluge show that the primal paradise was an enclosure on the summit of the highest mountain, that of the pole, as a place of safety midst the celestial waters, which was typical of the refuge sought for on the hill-top when the floods were out on earth.
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 THE DELUGED CIVILIZATION
But the Cimmerians knew nothing of an ark; to them the deluge was the terror inspiring catastrophe which had caused their few surviving ancestors to abandon the Crimea and adopt a nomadic life.
The evidence that the Deluge had a tidal wave character appears to be conclusive.
Giving due weight to the fact that the rule of the head of a family was autocratic and to the announcement of a revelation, it is difficult to conceive that such a gigantic task could have been carried to completion without some outward and visible sign.
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 Mythology and the Bible
It is here that we are aided by Mythology, the study of which reveals the fact that the god Baal, and the goddess the Queen of heaven, were universally worshipped under various names and titles.
Only four human pairs were preserved from the waters of the deluge; but many kinds of animals came forth from the ark; and as these animals multipled one can see how the terror of the more ferocious among them would lay hold upon all men.
Nimrod and his followers are the mighty ones or "giants" who are spoken of in Mythology as having "rebelled against heaven." The Hebrew word for "mighty one" in Gen. 10:8 is "Gheber" (this same word is translated "giant" in Job 16:14).
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 Indian Mythology - The Deluge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The second of these episodes of the Potawatomi legend, in its more universal form, is the tale identified by the Jesuit Fathers as a reminiscence of the Biblical Deluge.
The account of the deluge, however, comes in connexion with the conflict of the Thunderers, under the direction of Manabush who is bent on avenging his brother, and the Anamaqkiu, led by two Bear chiefs.
He ascended a mountain, and then to the top of a gigantic pine; and as the waters increased he caused this tree to grow to twice its height.
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 Myths Of Origins And The Deluge Of Polynesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
IN considering the mythology of these peoples it will be most convenient to begin with the cosmogonic myths, for these are not only in themselves very interesting, as presenting un-usual features, but also show, in an unmistakable manner, the composite character of the mythology as a whole.
Leaving Maori mythology and turning to the other island groups in Polynesia it is apparent that the cosmogonic myths, current in the Marquesas present striking analogies to some of those in New Zealand.
Tongan mythology also refers to the primeval sea and to the realm of the gods far away, whence Maui sails to fish up the land of Tonga 42 This latter episode seems to represent a different element almost throughout Polynesia and probably should not be regarded as belonging to this theme.
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 Mythology and the Bible: by Morton Edgar
Only four human pairs were preserved from the waters of the deluge; but many kinds of animals came forth from the ark; and as these animals multiplies one can see how the terror of the more ferocious among them would lay hold upon all men.
Thus we gather that very shortly after the deluge the human race was divided into two camps, one for Yahweh and righteousness among whom Shem took the leading part, the other for unrighteousness with Ham as the principal apostate.
Nimrod and his followers are the mighty ones or "giants" who are spoken of in mythology as having "rebelled against heaven." The Hebrew word for "mighty one" in Genesis 10:8 is "Gheber" (this same word is translated "giant" in Job 16:14).
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 Deluge (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The stories of Noah and the ark in Genesis, Matsya in the Hindu Puranas, Deucalion in Greek mythology and Utnapishtim in the Epic of Gilgamesh are among the most familiar versions of these myths.
Greek mythology knows two floods, ending two Ages of Man: the Ogygian Deluge ended the Silver Age, and the flood of Deucalion ended the First Brazen Age.
Other scholars believe that the Genesis flood myth is actually a later version of the story, which was based upon earlier Mesopotamian myths (including the Epic of Ziusudra, the Epic of Atrahasis, and the Gilgamesh flood myth).
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 Sumerian Gods and Goddesses - Crystalinks
In Sumerian mythology and later for Assyrians and Babylonians, Anu was a sky-god, the god of heaven, lord of constellations, king of gods, spirits and demons, and dwelt in the highest heavenly regions.
In Sumerian mythology, Ninhursag (or Ki) was the earth and mother-goddess she usually appears as the sister of Enlil.
Enki was a deity in Sumerian mythology, later known as Ea in Babylonian mythology.
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 Greek Mythology - MSN Encarta
Introduction; Principal Figures in Greek Mythology; The Nature of Greek Gods and Heroes; The Functions of Greek Mythology; Origins and Development of Greek Mythology; The Legacy of Greek Mythology
However, Deucalion, a son of Prometheus, and his wife Pyrrha—the Greek equivalents of the biblical Noah and his wife—put provisions into a chest and climbed into it.
These figures, in their turn, produced offspring who, along with children born of unions between divinities and mortals, made up the collection of heroes and heroines whose exploits constitute a central part of Greek mythology.
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 deluge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
His discovery and translation in 1872 of the Chaldean account of the deluge occasioned his Nineveh expeditions for The Daily Telegraph in 1873 and the British Museum in 1874.
In Hindu mythology, Manu was the founder of the human race.
He was saved by Brahma from a deluge.
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 Qwika - similar:Noah's_Ark
Deluge is another word for flood, especially a very big and disastrous one.
It may also specifically refer to: Prehistoric and mythical floods Noah's Flood, described in the Book of Genesis; see Noah and Noah's Ark Deluge (mythology), mythic floods in general, involving Gilgamesh, Noah or others Deluge (prehistoric), prehistoric great floods, some of which may have inspired the mythic f...
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 CHAPTER 7     THE RECORDS OF THE PRE
The results of the investigation have been so favorably received by archaeologists and ethnologists that the writer is encouraged to indicate more definitely exactly where these records may be found; in the hope that one or more field expeditions may be formed to undertake their exhumation during the coming summer.
That either after or before the Deluge copies were made in hieroglyphics on the walls of, or in books deposited in, extensive systems of underground chambers.
From the history of Berossus, quoted by Syncellus and Eusebius, it is clear that seals began to appear in increasing numbers as the Deluge drew near; which may be significant as indicating a breaking through of the Arctic Ocean into the Asiatic Mediterranean on the east of the Caucasus.
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 Category:Mythology - The Mind-N-Magick Paganpedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Mythology is the study of myths: stories of a particular culture that it believes to be true and which feature a specific religious or belief system.
Religion and mythology differ, but have overlapping aspects.
Many English speakers understand the terms "myth" and "mythology" to mean fictitious or imaginary.
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 deluge - OneLook Dictionary Search
Deluge, deluge : Encarta® World English Dictionary, North American Edition [home, info]
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 Myths Of Origins And The Deluge Of Indonesia
Of the creation of the earth or of mankind, of animals or of plants, little or nothing is said.
Very commonly in savage mythology we find the idea that death was not originally intended to be the inevitable fate of mankind.
In Polynesia, as has been shown,'" death was due to Maui's failure to pass through the body of Hine-nui-te-po, or to the express decree of some deity who wished man to die, in opposition to another divinity's wish that he should be immortal.
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 ancient egyptians remembered the flood - Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums
As for the 'Primordial Hill', depending upon the date of the hieroglyph, it may have been invented after the stepped pyramid at Saqqara had been built, or indeed after the Great Pyramids were built.
I don't fully understand what you're trying to say about the pyramid hieroglyph, but my point is that ancient mythology is fantasy and nothing more.
Numerous cultures around the world live in flood prone regions but their mythology speaks of inundations that covered the entire land and beyond.
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 Sumerian Mythology
Perturbed by the clamor of humans, the gods decided to let loose a flood on them, but Ea warned Utnapishtim to build a large boat and load it with supplies and animals.
The boat weathered the deluge and rested on a mountain.
Sending out a dove, it came back, as did a swallow, but then a crow was released and did not return.
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 Oceanic Mythology: Part I. Polynesia: Chapter I. Myths of Origins and the Deluge
IN considering the mythology of these peoples it will be most convenient to begin with the cosmogonic myths, for these are not only in themselves very interesting, as presenting unusual features, but also show, in an unmistakable manner, the composite character of the mythology as a whole.
We may, perhaps, regard this as a survival of the older New Zealand belief, which would thus seem to have lacked the evolutionary element, and we should thus be led tentatively to assume that this latter and more philosophic feature represents a later development.
Here, again, in the beginning is the primeval void in which "arises a swelling, a seething, a dark surging, a whirling, a bubbling, and a swallowing--there arises a whole series of supports or posts, the great and the small, the long and the short, the crooked and the bent--there arise innumerable and endless supports.
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