The World Myth

The Flood

What is the significance of the flood myth?

The flood myth is the myth of punishment and a second chance. The flood hero is the new “first” human. Creation dies to the old world and is born to the new out of the new primordial mother waters—the waters of the flood. Because of the flood, we have a new creation.


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