In various creation and flood myths the world is said to be remade from water, why would different ancient cultures have this same theme?

  • In many cases they just copy from one another. There are historical studies that indicate the biblical flood is based on Mesopotamian stories like Ziusudra, Gilgamesh, and Atrahasis. – Codosaur Dec 3 at 17:17
  • The ending of the last Ice Age (18000 to 8000 BC) saw a 120- meter rise of the sea level worldwide, that is 1.2m/100years, not much and people lived short lives. Nevertheless some form of memory probably persisted. – sand1 Dec 6 at 21:41

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