March 26, 2023

One World Mythology: The Great Deluge

Despite their differences, mythologies from across the world–from India and China to Greece–have many things in common. One such commonality is legends of a great flood that was brought about by the gods to restore balance on Earth. GAURAV YADAV tells you more.

Most mythologies of the world talk about a great flood that almost destroyed humanity. In Hinduism, the earliest mention of this is in the third Veda, the Yajurveda. The ancient king Manu noticed a tiny fish in the water that was brought to him for ablutions. The fish told Manu that it was afraid of
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