Zeus's Flood

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There are two stories about to great floods. One is known as Zeus’s flood and the other is known as the Genesis Flood. These two great floods have differences and similarities. In the following paragraphs, I will explain each one and then compare and contrast them. The first flood, Zeus’s flood, the men came from a race of stone. These men grew so wicked that Zeus was determined to destroy them all. Zeus decided to send a flood; he called his brother, the God of the Sea, to help him and the two of them, with torrents of rain from heaven and rivers loosed upon Earth, drowned the land. It rained for nine days and nine nights. There was a great wooden chest and in it were two living humans, a man and a woman; their names were Deucalion and Pyrrha.…show more content…
The Lord began to see wickedness in humans and decided to send a great flood to destroy these wicked people. But there was one man on Earth was faithful to God, and He chose to spare his life. This man’s name was Noah. God told Noah to build an ark and to store it with everything he need for his journey. Noah was also told to take seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, one pair of every kind of unclean animal, and seven pairs of every kind of bird. Noah was told to enter the ark with his family, and after seven days, the floodwaters came. “All the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And rain fell on earth forty days and forty nights. (Genesis 7:11-12)” The waters rose and covered everything, up to the highest mountain peak. After the rain stopped, the floodwaters covered Earth for 150 days. God remembered Noah and his family and the flood waters slowly went down. Noah would test the waters by sending out birds; if the birds came back, there was not dry land, if they did not, there was dry land. Once the floodwaters ceased, Noah and his family left the ark and were given a rainbow as a covenant from God promising that he would never flood the Earth like that again. These two flood stories have many similarities. Both had rained for several days and nights, but the Genesis flood had rained for more. In the two stories, humans were always saved. In Zeus’s flood, saving the humans was
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