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Myths, floods, and physical geography?

CuriousG
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Mar 1 2013, 1:20am


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If you teach physcial geography, can you shed any light on flood myths? I saw something on TV once that there are flood myths (Noah's Ark-style) all around the world. That alone doesn't mean there's anything behind them, because there are myths about flying people and talking animals around the world too.

There was some speculation that a catastrophic flood could have happened that rose sea levels worldwide, possibly an inland sea above sea level bottled up by a rock wall that collapsed in an earthquake, making a giant whoosh when it spilled. It would be cool if there was some fact behind those old stories.

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        Silmarillion's actuality Mixel Send a private message to Mixel Feb 28 2013, 11:45pm
        and thank you for those answers! telain Send a private message to telain Mar 1 2013, 12:36am
            Myths, floods, and physical geography? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Mar 1 2013, 1:20am
                a very dim light! but a light nonetheless telain Send a private message to telain Mar 1 2013, 11:55pm
                    Enlightening--thanks!// CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Mar 3 2013, 2:29pm
    Late answers sador Send a private message to sador Mar 3 2013, 10:40am

 
 
 

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