Compare And Contrast Gilgamesh And The Bible Flood

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The story of God choosing one man and his family to survive a flood that was to annihilate the rest of humanity is a story that is fairly well known. The plotline of this story always includes humanity doing something that God deems wrong and thus deciding that the population of the world must be restarted. As we learned, two large examples of this story take place in The Epic of Gilgamesh and in The Flood Story from the Bible. This leads to the question of whether the floods endured by Gilgamesh and Noah were the same floods with details changed or whether there were two separate floods. While both stories share many similarities in their plots, they also have large differences as well. By comparing The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Flood Story, readers can discern that both stories have common themes such as the destruction of humanity and promises from god in common; however, The Epic of Gilgamesh does not last for forty days and forty nights as it did in The Flood story, yet most of humanity is still obliterated which emphasizes how powerful the gods are.…show more content…
The reason that the Gods caused the was because humans were very loud all the time which the Gods found to be quite irritating because it prevented them from sleeping. The flood lasted for six days and nights. In exchange for having to live through something so traumatic, Utnapishtim was granted eternal life as well. The Epic of Gilgamesh was similar to The Flood Story despite all the differences. Obviously, they both included a flood and the destruction of humanity, but the stories both ended with a promise from their respective deity of God promising to never do anything as extreme as destroying humanity ever
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