This week on Crash Course mythology, Mike is talking to you about floods. You may have heard the story of Noah and the Ark from the Bible, but that is not the only flood story humans tell. Turns out, it's a common thing across cultures`. You could say the study of mythology is...flooded with them. Sorry. We'll be looking at floods from Mesopotamia from the Epic of Gilgamesh, and a flood story from the Zoroastrian tradition. And we'll look at a Roman flood story from Ovid's metamorphosis. It's a deluge of flood stories!
Most of the stories and quotations in this episode are adapted from David Leeming's Mythology textbook, "The World of Myth."
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CrashCourse, . (2020, May 06). Noah's Ark and Floods in the Ancient Near East: Crash Course World Mythology #16. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2021/noahs-ark-and-floods-in-the-ancient-near-east-cras/
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