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Friday, August 12, 2011

Manu and Noah - Shipwrights/Cargo experts


Noah : An old man chosen by god to build a big boat which would withstand a huge deluge and who was also assigned task to pick all animals in pairs when God decided to clean the slate and wash it with water and start afresh.
Manu : He is hindu Adam , Indian Tiki, Hindustani Aske, ie first man in the world and husband of Shraddha first woman. The term "Manudargal" meaning human race originated from this guy I guess.
One day while washing his hands he noticed a small fish and that fish pleaded Manu to take him to his home. He took the fish home and transferred it into a small pot of water. The fish started to grow and he exchanged small pot to bigger jar, and then from bigger jar to well and from well to tank and from tank to river and from river to sea and sea to ocean. That fish is first avatar of Vishnu-Matsya meaning fish.
Before he bid adieu the fish alarmed him about the upcoming deluge and suggested him to prepare for the same.
So,Manu built a huge boat and took his family and 9 types of seeds and heterogeneous pair of animals from each species.
After end of deluge, the boat was fastened with serpent as rope on to a horn of a fish by one of his sons. The world continued to exist.
If the first man knew how to build aboat, why the monkeys and humans built Adam bridge across India and Srilanka asked Varuna to hold it from suspending in Ramayana several milleniums later during the Sita rescue mission?

And as per Mayan mythology and Norse mythology the deluge is yet to happen.
Norse mythology survivors - Líf and Lífþrasir would be caucasians, asians, blacks? What do you think?

Moral of the story: If Adam/Manu/Ask/Tiki was the only man and Eve/Shraddha/Embla/Ivi was the only woman, how did we populate this world? So, Greeks alone didnt have patent on Oedipus and Electra complex?

Check more comparison mythology stories here

15 comments:

  1. Excellent comparison. It never ceases to amaze me how similar/borrowed so many formative myths are. As for the flood, I'm afraid humanity has already drowned in foolish degradation.

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  2. Fascinating. I always wondered about this. o.O

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  3. If Adam/Manu/Ask/Tiki was the only man and Eve/Shraddha/Embla/Ivi was the only woman, how did we populate this world?


    ..Maybe they were first ones and not the only ones. :-)))

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  4. Interesting! Wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing, you make my day!

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  5. So glad to have found this, really interested in Hindu mythology.

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  6. Noah didn't like dinosaurs so he just let them die. Bastard.

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  7. Apart from multiple cultural collaboration, you also have DNA back up for that story as well. Mitochondrial DNA proves that we all came from the same mother. Scientists call her Mitochondrial Eve.

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  8. Further proof that all cultures copy one another in one way or another.

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  9. I think a lot about this subject, did something truly amazing and beyond our comprehension happen in these ancient times? Did all of these different cultures have their own version of how it went down? Was and is it all just a bunch of made up fairy-tales to get society to conform to religion?

    Who knows?

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  10. @Chris- Good thought. If I think about it, people in those days didnt have tv,internet, movies, to keep themselves engaged they had to come up with some stories to explain some curious kids.
    Maybe these are the answers to their own questions?

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  11. May Allah bless on you, The Prophet of Noah a.s

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