God Babylonian tablet version Epic of Gilgames
story 2000 BCE
The best know account of the flood, however is incorporated into the standard
In the search of immortality, Gilgames journeys to visit on Utnapisti,
remembering that this man had received eternal life after surviving the
flood. Utnapiti was instructed to build a boat by, the
God EA, by which Utnapiti and his family, together with his artisans,
animals and precious metals can be saved, after seven day of riding the
storm, the ship runs aground on Mount Nimus (probably in the Judi Dagh
in South East Turkey). After another seven days a pigeon, a swallow and
a raven are sent out, the last finds a place to perch and so does not
return, indicating that the waters are receding. God EA rewards Utnapiti
for saving human and animal life by the grant of immortality, until now
Utnapisti has been the only human, but from now on Utnapista and his wife
shall be like Gods.
When Gilgames request Utnapisti to show him the secret of immortality,
the hero of the flood challenges him to stay awake and conquer sleep.
In this Gilgames fails: he can never be immortal. Utnapisti does tell
Gilgames however of the plant that rejuvenating properties for mortals.
Gilgames acquires the plant but loses it to a passing snake, who eats
it , shedding its old skin for a new one.
version of Gilgamesh
Searching for eternal life decides to find Utnapishtim who has lived in
Dilmun since before the flood coming to the gate guarded
by scorpion men, Gilgamesh is allowed to pass where no human has ever
The Sun God tells him that he will never find eternal life. Gilgamesh
comes to a woman of wine who asks him why he is searching for the wind,
he explains that he is afraid of death and she suggest that he eat, drink,
dance and enjoy life, he ask for the way to Utnapishtim and she tells
him that he must take the ferry of Urnapishtim across the ocean, finally
arriving Gilgamesh asks his question of Utnapishtim but he declares there
is no permanence, when Gilgamesh wonders how he has lived so long, Utnapishtim
reveals a secret of the Gods, the story of the deluge,
perturbed by the clam our, the Gods decided to let loose a flood on them
but Ea warned Utnpishtim to build a large boat and load it with supplies
and animals, after the boat was ready the storm came the boat weathered
the deluge and rested on the mountain, sending out a dove it came back
as did the swallow but then a crow was released and did not return. Enlil
was angry that a human had survived but Ea suggested that he should punish
sin and transgressions but not with a flood. Utnapishtim, though a mortal
was allowed to live in the distance
In the Epic of Gilgames
when it seems clear that Gilgames cannot achieve the immortality he seeks
he is given the chance of youth by the sage Utnapisti.
who reveals to Gilgames the where abouts of a plant which will rejuvenate
him a related theme is found in the poem of Etana the king who traveled
to heaven on the back of an eagle in a dream, Etana's wife saw the ' Plant
Of Giving Birth'.( Ref: Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia,
Jeremy Black and Anthony Green )
version story of Ziusuri
Ziusura is the hero of the story of the flood in sumerian version
probably dating from the late Old Babylonian Period.
The Gods decide to send a flood to destroy the seed of
the human race, a certain God takes pity on mankind and instructs the
king of Suruppag, Ziusura to build a great boat in which he is able to
survive the waters. After his salvation, he makes an offering of thanks
and eventually receives an 'eternal inspiration going to live in the country
sumerian story of Utnapistim
told by Ea to build a boat and take care every kind of living thing aboard.
The Gods were about to punish the wicked city of shurripak with deluge,
but Ea wished Utnapihtim to survive.
according to one version of the Mesopotamian flood myth, was the wise
man who alone survived the flood. The Gods ANU. ENLIL, NINURTA and ENNUGI
decided to destroy humankind, having grown tired of their ways, however,
EA, the water God, warned Utnapishtim of the conspiracy and told him to
build a boat and in it store the seeds of all life. Utnapishtim built
a huge vessel 120 cubits high and loaded it with his family, his cattle
and numerous other animals and birds, on the evening that he had finished
his work, a filthy rain began to fall and everyone on earth was stricken
with terror. For six days and six nights, the deluge continued until,
at day break on the seventh day, it suddenly ceased and all that was left
of humanity was a vast heap of thick mud.
Utnapish, whose marvelous boat had come to the rest on the summit of Mount
Nisir,(is supposedly the mountain known as today as Pir Omar Gudrun (elevation
9000 ft. (approx. 2743 m)), near the city Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The name may mean "Mount of Salvation".) Utnapistim cried
out in grief. He let loose one bird after another from his boat, but they
all returned, having found nowhere they could alight, however, when at
last Utnapishtim released a raven, it failed to return, signifying that
it must have found dry land.
In gratitude to the
Gods, Utnapishtim placed offerings to them on the summit of the mountain.
Enlil, however, was furious to see human being had escaped the wrath of
Ea eventually managed to calm Enlil down, whereupon Enlil took Utnapish
and his wife by the hand and said that from now on they would be immortal,
like the Gods themselves.( Ref : Arthur Cotterell & Rachel Storm ,"
The Ultimate Encyclopidia Of Mythology " )
a summerian God of nature and threatened to destroy humankind .Humankind
became too noisy and over populated. Enil decided to solve this problem
by sending down plague down to earth. however the God Enki warned the
people and they made huge efforts to keep quiet. soon they forgot and
This time Enlil threatened to send a drought . And once again Enki warned
the people and they went quiet. Enlil again was disturbed and threatened
to instigate a famine, but Enki warned humankind and they were quiet,
finally, he lost patience and sent down a massive flood, however Enki
had advised a wise man to build a ship and to save himself and his family
from the flood the wise man was called Atrahasis ( or Ziusadra ) For seven
days and seven nights, the rains lashed down and the world was submerged
by a massive flood, when the waters finally subsided, only Atrahasis,
( or Ziusadra ) his family and the animals on the boat remained alive.(
Source Ref : Arthur Cotterell & Rachel Storm ," The Ultimate
Encyclopidia Of Mythology "
flood and repopulation story around 3000 BCE
Flood Story 2 mins NFOSource: Youtube
NWO Documentary channel GILGAMESH
HISTORY ANCIENT Mesopotamia SUMERIANS, Full rare Documentary - YouTube
- 50 mins
the Qur'an is more poem than prose, references to him are scattered
throughout the Qur'an, but no historical account of the entire flood is
given. Generally speaking, the references in the Qur'an are consistent
with Genesis and Islamic tradition generally accepts the Genesis account
as historical. However, the degree of detail varies between the two accounts.
Generally the Qur'anic
account emphasizes Noah's preaching of the monotheism of God and the ridicule
heaped on him by idolaters.
- Noah to his people:
said, O my people! worship Allah! Ye have no other God but Him.
Will ye not fear (Him)?
The chiefs of the Unbelievers said: He is no more than a man like yourselves:
his wish is to assert his superiority over you: If (God) Allah had wished
(to send messengers) he could have sent down angels; never did we hear
such a thing (as he says) among our ancestors of old. (and
some said): He is only a man possessed: wait (and have patience) with
him for a time.
- Noah said: “O
my Lord! (God) help me: for that they accuse me of falsehood!”
God later instructed
Noah to build the ark:
- But construct an
Ark under Our eyes and Our inspiration, and address Me no (further)
on behalf of those who are in sin: for they are about to be overwhelmed
(in the Flood). (Surah Hud: 37) (Surat al-Mumenoon: 23-26)
The Qur'anic account
contains a detail not included in the Biblical account, a reference to
another son who chose not to enter the Ark:
- So the Ark floated
with them on the waves (towering) like mountains, and Noah called out
to his son who had separated himself (from the rest): O my son! embark
with us, and be not with the unbelievers! The son replied: I will
betake myself to some mountain: it will save me from the water. Noah
said: This day nothing can save, from the command of (God) Allah, any
but those on whom He hath mercy! And the waves came between them, and
the son was among those overwhelmed in the Flood. (Surah Hud:
Also, the Qur'anic
account lacks several details of the Genesis account, including the crime
of disrespect by Noah's son Ham in mocking, rather than covering his father's
nakedness (Genesis 9:22) and the resultant cursing of his grandson Canaan.(Canaan
name can be associated to modern day Israel, " the promise land ")