> If the Epic Flood is symbolic then, by my
> reasoning, so is the Biblical Flood.
> The interesting question is, "What is the source
> of the Epic?"
> How far back does this story of gods and men go?
Velikovsky -Earth in Upheaval if memory serves.
Has extensive comment on Vs joining paleo researchers and records of the
Hydraulic waters which left islands of muck and bones in the Arctic.
With same ice age Era mammals...with their bones smashed into coastal caves from
England to the high mountains in Europe.
The cause for this is diverse in the decades researching this.
It is a fact by evidence and scale over such a wide swath of the northern hemisphere
That said hydraulic waves would be the end for any humans alive.
The humans Alive then is of interest...as the ice age ending threshold
Places this in the mythical age of the God's. .demi gods and heroes of renown.
And since these are also labeled as Giants...the import of flood and great
Demi god like Gilgamesh would track thru time by oral account and then
The Sumerians and other regions people's who transferred oral story to clay
Researcher Randall Carlson notes that the North America ice sheets let go several times
As ice dams let go and gouged out great tracks of land...as far as US South West.
If a similar pattern occurred in ice sheets over Europe
Then here...such events would be like the end of the world as a region would get
Possibly this is why high places like Gobekli tepe are chosen..as the elevation
Escapes the repeated hydraulic waters stripping everything off...just as Plato mentions.
Giant Mastodon's survived thru the ice age ending chaos...
Researchers found that Mastodon's in a numeric balance of around 1000
Existed on Wrangle Island in the Arctic... (Wrangle Island is about the size
Of the State of Delaware)
Researchers estimate they existed in this isolation until 1500bc **
The Nordic tales of Large Dire Wolves should not be dismissed
If you go out into the woods today.....your in for a big suprise LOL