The Flood Myth

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Alan Dundes
University of California Press, 1988 - 452 ˹
Essays discuss the account of the Flood in Genesis, and compare flood myths from around the world
 

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Introduction
1
The Flood Genesis 69
7
The Two Flood Stories in Genesis normanc habel
13
The Chaldean Account of the Deluge george smith
29
Some Observations on the AssyroBabylonian and Sumerian
49
The Atrahasis Epic and Its Significance for Our Understanding
61
The Story of the Flood in the Light of Comparative Semitic
75
Stories of the Creation and the Flood Leonard woOLley
89
On the MythLand Connection in Tradi
241
Myth Motifs in Flood Stories from the Grassland of Cameroon
249
The Flood Motif and the Symbolism of Rebirth in Filipino
261
The Deluge Myth of the Bhils of Central India
281
The Tamil Flood Myths and the Cankam Legend
293
Noah and the Flood in Jewish Legend louis ginzberg
319
The Devil in the Ark AaTh 825 francis lee utley
337
Science and the Universality of the Flood
357

New Light on Ovids Story of Philemon and Baucis
101
The Great Flood james george frazer
113
The Principle of Retribution in the Flood and Catastrophe
125
The Flood Myth as Vesical Dream geza roheim
151
The Flood as Male Myth of Creation ALAN DUNDES
167
An Analysis of the Deluge Myth in Mesoamerica
183
Historical Changes as Reflected in South American Indian
221
The Case of Noahs Flood in Eighteenth
383
Charles Lyell and the Noachian Deluge jaMEs r mOOre
405
Genesis Vs Geology Stephen jay gould
427
Suggestions for Further Reading on the Flood Myth
439
Index
447
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Anthropologist and folklorist Alan Dundes was born in 1934 in New York City. He received his BA in English in 1955 and his MAT in English in 1958, both from Yale University. He received his Ph.D in Folklore from Indiana University in 1962 and in 1963 he joined the teaching staff at the University of California, Berkley. He wrote over 250 journal articles and12 books and co-wrote more than 20 other books. In 1993, he became the first American to win the Pitre Prize's Sigillo d'Oro, which is an international life-time achievement award in folklore and ethnography. He died of a heart attack on March 30, 2004 at the age of 70.

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