Chapter 16: The Great World Myth
Why are Mediterranean deluge and giant myths not restricted to Mediterranean cultures?
Frank Joseph notes the deluge cataclysm was a common heritage throughout the world and throughout humanity— that it is the one great world myth 1 , which without explanation, bizarrely binds us all to one birthright. The Old Testament version is but one of over 500 different and distinct recollections of the same set of events. 2 It is from this line of thought, then, that one is required to understand the word “cataclysm” stems from the Greek word kataklysmos; it was always specifically assigned to the deluge event. 3
Seemingly, deluge and Nephilim memories were safeguarded among the diverse peoples of the world dispersed from Babel and/or the far- flung peoples documented to have survived the flood in other traditions. It is my contention that the deluge is the most prominent historical fact binding all nations, all cultures, and all peoples of this world together to one common heritage. The uncanny and unaccountable consistency of memories echoing the deluge conflagration of cataclysmic events, the Nephilim, the rebellion of the Nephilim, and the early postdiluvian resettlement of the globe held within the diverse mythologies around the world is not a mere coincidence.
Historian Wise Bauer noted that even though science has documented many global catastrophes, only the deluge resonates down the ages in all cultures; at some point water threatened man’s fragile existence. She further noted historians cannot ignore the flood, as it is the closest universal story the human race has. 4 These consistent global themes must have derived from the epicenter of Babel and with the disbursement of the people from Babel, along with the surviving and divergent Cainite- led peoples of day six and the surviving Nephilim.
Certainly, Josephus documented the flood (and the reality of giants) as history kept alive as common knowledge in all cultures: “… Now all the writers of barbarian histories make mention of the flood, and of this ark, among whom is Berosus the Chaldean, writer of Chaldean Monuments , Mochus, and Hestiaeus.” Josephus further acknowledged that Hieronymus, the Egyptian writer of Phoenician Antiquities and Mnaseas , as well as many more historians of the ancient world, wrote with authority regarding the great world flood. Josephus further enlisted Manetho Hesiod, Hecataeus, Hellamicus, and Acusilaus as historical authors, who also steadfastly recorded the flood as fact. 5
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