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by Gerald Musinsky
Numerous narrative tales include the Creator or culture hero who is displeased with the world so in turn causes flooding to purge and purify the world. These narratives fall into the universal tales of the Babylonian Gilgamesh and the Biblical Noah and the Ark, and the Sinking of Atlantis. Above Old Man (Wiyott) destroys the word by water, as does the Arapaho creator Neshanu, and the Pawnee creator causes floods to destroy the giants. Flood narratives recur throughout all the North American tribes supporting the theory that the world had indeed experienced a great deluge that has entered into the mythology of all world cultures.

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