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“And the Waters Prevailed": Some Andean Indian Versions of the Flood
Title“And the Waters Prevailed": Some Andean Indian Versions of the Flood
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1983
AuthorsMagleby, Kirk
MagazineNew Era
Volume13
Issue Number1-2
Pagination9-12
Date PublishedJan-Feb 1983
KeywordsAncient America; Flood; Native Americans; Oral Tradition; South America
Abstract

North, Central, and South American Indians all “preserved the story of the flood.” Their deluge accounts share with the Bible three main themes: “(1) mankind becomes wicked and offends the Gods, (2) a worldwide flood destroys sinners and purifies the earth, and (3) one righteous family or group is spared to begin a new, improved human race.” Samples of the writings of early American explorers relating to Indian traditions about the flood are given.

URLhttps://www.lds.org/new-era/1983/01/and-the-waters-prevailed-some-andean-indian-versions-of-the-flood?lang=eng

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