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|Title||“And the Waters Prevailed": Some Andean Indian Versions of the Flood|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1983|
|Date Published||Jan-Feb 1983|
|Keywords||Ancient America; Flood; Native Americans; Oral Tradition; South America|
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.
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