Questions tagged [flood-myth]

For questions about stories of floods that had drastic impact on civilizations, such as the Great Flood described in the Bible.

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What caused the Mojave flood?

I stumbled upon this summary of the Mojave flood myth: Many years ago, people lived under the ground. There came a time when there was no food, when the people sent a humming-bird up to see what ...
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Why do so many cultures have a myth of the world being made or remade from water?

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