Today, we are aware that flood myths are found not only in Near Eastern societies, but also in many other ancient civilizations throughout the world. One of the oldest and most interesting accounts originates in Hindu mythology, and while there are discrepancies, it does bear fascinating similarity to the story of Noah and his ark.
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