Myths of the geat deluge

****** (drouille@MONZA.U-STRASBG.FR)
Wed, 21 Feb 1996 14:12:16 GMT

>I am interested in finding out how common the "great deluge" myth is in
>traditional cultures/religions.


If you are interested in the origin of the biblical story of flood, you
should read a good translation of the various mesopotamian versions relating
the story of Atra-hasis, the Babylonian Noah, in Stephanie Dalley's book
"Myths of Mesopotamia", Oxford University Press, World's Classics.

Best Regards.

Denis Drouillet
Institut d'histoire et d'archeologie de l'Orient ancien
Universite des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg