The Flood in The Epic of Gilgamish and The Bible The story of the great flood is probably the most popular story that has survived for thousands of years and is still being retold today. Jove locked the north wind in a cave and sent out the south wind to bring storms. Had been dealt justice by the mighty Lord. The book of Genesis regards the flood as a great dividing line in world history, as though God was hitting the reset button. There seem to be similarities, though hidden quite well by the differences in writing, between Ovid’s version of the Flood and the Great Flood in the Book of Genesis. The possibility that there is a historical event behind the story (a local flood in southern Babylonia in the twenty-eighth century BCE) cannot be excluded. The great flood is one of the topics under investigation. The most popular one is the flooding of the Black Sea. This theory was initially proposed in 1990 by two Columbia University scientists, William Ryan and Walter Pitman. Third installment on the Great Flood in Ovid's Metamorphoses I left the discussion of Ovid’s Metamorphoses by saying (as I often do) that, in literature, context is everything. Like Adam before him, Noah became the father of the human race. The Great Flood refers to the most catastrophic geological event that has ever taken place in human history.. THE FLOOD STORY FROM OVID’S "METAMORPHOSES" TRANSLATED BY GARRETT W. THIESSEN * I. It is said that one day, the god-hero and Tinguian warrior Apo-ni-Tolau went down to the lowlands until he reached the sea. "The story of the great flood, like the origin myth, is a basic motif in oral tradition. Iris, the rainbow and messenger of the gods, refilled the rain clouds, and Neptune, god of the seas and brother to Jove, called forth the rivers and oceans to rise from their beds and cover the globe.The world was covered in water and the flood destroyed everything living. Was but part of Jove’s vengeance; he alone. The Tinguian have their own version of the flood, which in this case also functions as a myth of the origin of human beings. Metamorphoses Book 1: The Flood. At the moment, there are two predominant theories about the Biblical story of Noah's Ark and the great flood. THE FLOOD COMES. The earth was returned to the primeval watery chaos that existed before God began speaking life in Genesis 1:3. Ruthless Lycaon, turned into a wolf. The Great Flood: mythological story about a great destruction that once befell the earth.There are several variants; the Biblical version is the most famous. Of gods and men, who visited the earth We can’t really grasp the significance of Ovid’s version of the Great Flood unless we consider it in the context of the poem as a … It was a unique, historical, and global catastrophe that lasted for about one year. It is most commonly related within the context of Judeo-Christian tradition. Virtually nothing historical, from writings to civilization to long-living organisms like trees, has survived from before about 3000 or 3300 B.C., when the Great Flood occurred.