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Origyptian Wrote:
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> Harte Wrote:
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> > But the people there would have experienced
> > floods elsewhere. Such disasters make good
> > stories.
> > The Altai floods might fit in with this
> timeline.
> > Of course, I'm just speculating, using GT as an
> example.
>
> In that case, it's fair to likewise surmise that
> any catastrophe would make "good stories".
> And yet where are such widespread global
> variations on pestilence, volcanos, earthquakes,
> fire, etc.?
I don't know. Perhaps ice dam floods are far more impressicve.

Also, I presume there are myths of volcanoes and earthquakes in areas where volcanoes and earthquakes are prevalent. Floods happen everywhere though.

>Why would an account of a singular
> "flood" event prevail so conspicuously and yet
> contain such bizarre details with so many
> conflicting variations? For example, if they truly
> are referring to a boat on water, why contrive
> such unlikely vessels of survival?

Regarding the vessel, the descriptions vary. As far as common details, though, didn't I already say that this could be conflation due to cultural contacts?

Harte

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