Around 4000 BCE, environment conditions finally settled into the pattern we see today (Origin myths, 37). In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Ea, the cleverest of the gods, warned Utnapishtim that the gods would be sending the great flood to wipe out humankind. Utnapishtim then builds a boat to save as many people as he can and every living creature. After seven days, Utnapishtim released a dove and raven to find dry land. The Great Flood story is very similar all around the world, as we can find similar stories in West Asia, South Asia, and China
The flood stories from Noah and the Flood, the Epic of Gilgamesh, and Deucalion, are all similar but have unique aspects. Flood Origins All three flood stories have similarities in the origin of the flood and the preparations taken for the flood. First of all, each story began with an angry god who wanted to wipe out humanity. However, the god was different in each story.
In the flood stories of Noah and of Gilgamesh there are many similarities in the story, but also many differences that make them stand apart. One of the most prominent similarities and differences in the two stories is about the boat that the two of them had to build. The first similarity is the way the two were told to build the boat, Noah was told by God to build it and Utnapishtim was told by Ea. Another similarity between them is reason for the flood, in both stories the gods were mad because they thought that the humans were being too loud and they got too wicked and needed them to be gone.
However, like in Genesis all life excluding the habitants of Utnapishtim’s vessel was destroyed. The period that the flood waters remained was also seven days—also a fraction compared to what Noah endured. Utnapishtim, like Noah, uses birds to scout for dry land. Unlike in Genesis, a raven is the final bird to find land. Enil was furious that anything survived his deluge, Unlike Noah’s god.
When Ishtar cries out, Enkidu cast one of the bull’s buttocks at her. The city of Uruk celebrates, but Enkidu has a sinister dream about his future failure. Gilgamesh is also an epic hero because he survived a 6-day 6-night flood. Gilgamesh tore his house down. Gilgamesh then built a boat out of his house.
The brutal termination of Simon draws many similarities to the crucifixion of Christ. As Simon returns to tell the boys the good news of this mythical beast being just that of a myth, he is mistaken for the beast itself and horrifically killed. Simon has failed in bringing peace to the boys. Simon's death or “crucifixion” is not successful like that of Christs, and proves to be ineffective. The crucifixion of Christ lead to a whole religion being born, whereas the death of Simon leads to nothing but his body being taken away to rot at sea.
The journal The Adventures of Odysseus by Ernst Abrahamson demonstrates a similar idea and is exactly about what the title suggests: Odysseus’s journey, travels, and adventures. One specific paragraph of this journal states, “The Wrath of Poseidon means in Homeric language nothing but a hostile sea,” (Abrahamson 316). “The Wrath of Poseidon” alludes to the god of the sea’s rage over the stabbing of Polyphemus's eye and his stopping at nothing to make sure Odysseus pays the price for his actions. In addition, “nothing but a hostile sea” refers to the fact that Poseidon’s revenge will be carried out while Odysseus and his men are still at sea. Both quotations from the novel and the journal manifest corresponding ideas: Poseidon’s outrage and fury from the stabbing of his son’s eye is
The first section in chapter one from the book Ways of the World: A Brief Global History, written by Robert W. Strayer, chronologically lays out how the most transformations on Earth to ever occur unfolded more than 12,000 years ago- before urban based civilizations were anywhere near existence. The author makes clear note of his argument on ‘early history’, as he states his opinion which he believes textbooks and courses do not teach enough about the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras because their ancestors lack much evidence of human activity and from an average-school textbook perspective that translates into “no change= no history.” reason being that written evidence cannot be found.(At this point in the reading, I connected this idea how written evidence is considered important to history if tangible, although technology is rapidly
There are many similarities and differences between the story of Noah in Genesis and the story of Utnapishtim in the Epic of Gilgamesh. To start off, the first similarity I found was the reasons why the floods started. Both Gods in each story wanted to dispose of all humanity. However, there is a difference in the reasons why the Gods wanted to. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the God Enlil wanted to destroy mankind because they were too noisy, as shown in this quote, “The uproar of mankind is intolerable and sleep is no longer possible by reason of the babel.”
They invented a wheel, if they had not made a wheel we most likely not have cars today. 5000 BCE to 3500 BC, they were a primitive tribe. The rivers were a blessing and a curse, the blessing was rivers helped them with growing crops and getting water, the cures was, once every year there was a flood and destroyed all their crops. The article was cause and effect (Ancient Mesopotamia
Athena conjured up a storm in the Aegean sea. She was furious about Ajax’s blasphemy, which occurred at the sack of Troy. -The storm destroyed Agamemnon’s fleet that Ajax was sailing. Ajax bragged that he escaped unharmed. Poseidon was not pleased with his arrogance so he struck Ajax w. his trident and killed him.
Both myths have to do with death. However, the book of Revelations in the Bible tells how the world will end, while the story of Persephone deals only with the death of summer. Revelations explains the stages of the death of the world. There are 7 seals to be broken, and halfway through the Tribulation the Antichrist will come as an incarnation of the devil, trying to win people away from the Lord. Those who go to the Lord even in this tough time will still go to heaven - the Christians before this time have experienced the rapture and will miss this time period.
Although, Poseidon has cursed Odysseus, he has other gods on side who are able to help him. Odysseus will go on another quest to appease Poseidon and will return safely and live a good life Oedipus is cursed by Apollo and receives no help from any other gods. This curse was placed on an ancestor of Oedipus’. “Cadmus, the founder of the Thebes, angered Apollo by killing the god’s favorite snake. As punishment, the descendants of Cadmus lived under a curse prophesied to each generation by Apollo’s oracle.
Thus, people would highly appreciate the naked truths compared to hold back information about the history of the country they love so dearly. After being aware of those events myself, I was astounded by the difference in what I was taught in history 1301 and what I came across throughout this
With this in mind it is possible some missed the transfiguration because they were not ready to receive it. Van Wagoner hypothesizes that this legend of an actual transformation formulated over time; referencing the lack of transfiguration stories until years afterward. However, as we have shown so far, due to the miracle’s sacredness, the situation, and the incredible confirmation by over one hundred witnesses, this event cannot be explained as a myth that was constructed over time.