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The Flood Myth
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...Flood Myths and Comparative Mythology A flood myth is a symbolic (metaphorical) narrative in which a grand flood is sent by deities to terminate civilization in an operation of divine retribution. The waters in the floods are described as a mean used to clean the humanity, in the preparation process for rebirth. These myths also contain cult heroes whose purpose is to ensure the rebirth. These myths are widespread among cultures. Such myths are used to explain idealized or religious experience, to teach and to establish behavioral models....
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Myths (The Hebrew myth of Noah and the Flood, The modern myth of Gaia, The Irish myth of Cu Chulainn, The Greek myth of the Oracle at Delphi)
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...myth of Noah and the Flood. The story of Noah and the flood (Leeming, 1942, pp. 47-53) is one of themost familiar tales in Judaeo-Christian culture. Children learn about it in school and there are even story books, toys and games which illustrate some features of the story. The most attractive element for children is the way that the animals are counted out two by two, and many happy hours are spent putting the little figures in and out of a wooden ark. This aspect of the tale has an educational aspect for very young children and perhaps this explains why the story of Noah and the flood has endured through thousands of years. The original myth, however... ?HUMN 2310: Mythology Response Paper. The Hebrew...
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A comparison of Hebrew Flood Story, Babylonian and Summarian Flood Story
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...flood story was the first one to be discovered, and talks of Utnapishtim who is like the Biblical Noah who was used by the gods, to build a ship and save mankind. The Summarian flood story is a myth that talks of a Summarian hero called Gilgamesh who transverse the world to deceive death that is; he wanted to be immortal, and he came across an old man Utnapishtim who told him of the past incidents of the flood in Babylon that made him immortal. The flood story is copied from Babylonian Gilgamesh era, and it is one of the versions of Babylonian... A comparison of Hebrew Flood Story, Babylonian and Summarian Flood Story Introduction The various flood stories written in the first and second millennium BC...
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A comparison of Hebrew Flood Story, Babylonian and Summarian Flood Story
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...flood story was the first one to be discovered, and talks of Utnapishtim who is like the Biblical Noah who was used by the gods, to build a ship and save mankind. The Summarian flood story is a myth that talks of a Summarian hero called Gilgamesh who transverse the world to deceive death that is; he wanted to be immortal, and he came across an old man Utnapishtim who told him of the past incidents of the flood in Babylon that made him immortal. The flood story is copied from Babylonian Gilgamesh era, and it is one of the versions of Babylonian... A comparison of Hebrew Flood Story, Babylonian and Summarian Flood Story Introduction The various flood storieswritten in the first and second millennium BC...
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Greek Literature in its Near Eastern Context
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...flood myth has often been given by various cultures about a certain time in history when there was a great flood that swept away the world, ushering a new generation that formed part of our present humanity. The Greek Myth Greek mythology comprises of collections of narratives explaining the origin of the world and gives the origin of the world and adventures of a variety of gods, goddesses, heroes and heroines (Henderson 87). The same of the case with other world myths, however, form the Greek mythology... Striking Similarities in the Greek Myth Myths are stories that are given in order to explain how certain events are assumed to have occurred; they are characteristic of any world culture. Myths,...
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English 251 (World Literature)
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...myth is a story of deluge which has its origin in the Epic of Gilgamesh. It is believed that Gilgamesh reigned around B.C.2700. One of the Sumerian Gilgamesh’s poems narrates his journey to meet the flood hero and the incident of the flood. The flood hero Utnaphistism is granted immortality by the gods. He relates the story of the flood to Gilgamesh and with alacrity Utnaphistism give him the chance to seek immortality. As per the words of the Utnaphistism, Gilgamesh from the ocean deep finds out the rejuvenating plant. But a serpent steals it and gets a new life. The demoralized Utnaphistism reaching Uruk...
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Ancient Flood Stories (Problems for Critical Scholarship)
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...myths or legends. This brief paper examines some of the challenges encountered in critical scholarship of stories like great floods which occurred a long time ago and for which records are incomplete. Discussion The aim of critical scholarship is to set historical records straight but problems are inevitable when the records are themselves incomplete or at times even contradictory. Many scholars, academicians, historians and archaeologists realize these limitations but still try to carry on with the task. In this regard, to claim certainty in the absence of corroborating... Full Ancient Flood Stories (Problems for Critical Scholarship) 23 October (estimated word count 024) Introduction The allure of...
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Literary research paper; how people saw the human condition (using Beowulf, Gilgamesh and Iliad as the three texts)
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...flood myth, after he abandons his city in selfish search of immortality, he is awed at hearing the flood myth where the chief god, Enlil had caused tragedy, deaths and destruction of innocent people. Upon realizing his mistakes, Enlil acknowledges he made mistakes and rewards the floods hero with immortality for preserving lives of both humans and animals. At this point, Gilgamesh realizes the need of a hero to save lives as opposed to destroying it. He returns to his city with more wisdom and appreciation of his responsibility to guide... Human condition as seen in Beowulf, Gilgamesh and Iliad Many cultures in the ancient and medieval worlds found courage as a value and virtue associated with...
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Flood Insurance: Why dont insurers assume this risk and why dont homeowners purchase the coverage
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...Flood Insurance Program to receive help (FEMA 2). Another myth is flood insurance is not available in hurricane zones, like New Orleans. This is not true. Flood insurance is available in every community participating in the Federal Flood Insurance Program, except for “Coastal Barrier Resource Systems” (FEMA 1). Policies normally do not go into effect for 30 days, due to the possibility of a homeowner trying to insure the day before a big storm (FEMA 2). Insurers and homeowners do not want to bear the expense of flood... Insurers do not want cover floods and homeowners do not purchase coverage due to the expense. Flood damage can be extensive. A flood can render a house totally inhabitable. This...
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Discuss the historical context of the passage in Israel's history and the significance of the passage for Biblical Religion
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...flood myth shows us how the ancient Israelites understood their place in the universe, their relationship to God, their relationship to other nations, and God’s feelings toward and desires for them. A historical reading of the story of Noah can tell us many things about the ancient Israelites. McDermott explains how comparing the Biblical account of the flood to a similar and undoubtedly related story in the epic of Gilgamesh helps demonstrate the worldview of the ancient Israelites. First of all, the prevalence of such tales across a diversity of cultures suggests to modern readers “that there must have been some wide event behind them” (McDermott 31-2). However... Your Number 3 May 2007 Historical...
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The myth of Gilgamesh: mythology related
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...myths surrounding a great flood that is best known in the western world as the story of Noah. Gilgamesh's story says the reason for the flood was that the noise of civilization so loud as to be intolerable... The God Nidstye had chosen to test Lachros by offering him an impossible choice. Lachros had angered the gods with his ments that he was in control of his fate. This imposition upon their power was far too insulting. Lachros had even heard to say that there was nothing the gods could do that a human being could not do if he applied reason and logic to the situation. Nidstye was particularly affronted by this concept for he was the God of Choices. Nidstye had two bodies and two heads that he...
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Myth
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...myth' A myth can be said to be a story with a purpose, which tries to explain the way the world is.Through myths, a relationship between human being and god can be explained. In most cases, myths send a message that has got an important religious or social meaning to people, even though the events might be impossible. Myths can as well be used to explain other things such as the customs or behavior of certain group of people or even explain the nature. Through told stories, myths helped to teach human beings behaviors that enabled them to live well with fellow human beings. According to Campbell, myths are not lies or tall-tales. They are however imaginative, symbolic stories that people... What is a...
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Myth
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...MYTH In Greek mythology or hero myths, the Oracle of Delphi was a respected priestess at the Apollo. In this regard, the oracleof Apollo at Delphi and various sources of prophecy play the important role in hero myths. The roles that it played are broad and range from societal rituals to ensuring wellbeing of the individuals who consulted it. One of the important roles that the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi and sources of prophecy played in hero myths was that of consultation. The Oracle of Delphi would be consulted by the community before various important decisions, such as war or the establishing of colonies and various...
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Historical Genesis
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...flood myth shows us how the ancient Israelites understood their place in the universe, their relationship to God, their relationship to other nations, and God's feelings toward and desires for them. A historical reading of the story of Noah can tell us many things about the ancient Israelites. McDermott explains how comparing the Biblical account of the flood to a similar and undoubtedly related story in the epic of Gilgamesh helps demonstrate the worldview of the ancient Israelites. First of all, the prevalence of such tales across a diversity of cultures suggests to modern readers "that there must have been some wide event behind them" (McDermott 31-2). However... Your Number 3 May 2007 Historical...
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Global Warming: Fact or Myth
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...flood was 55 (Bhargava, 2004). The heat waves throughout the world have increased since the 1950s and have killed a billion people. In 2003 a heat wave that hit Europe killed around 35000 people. Similarly coral reefs form an important part of the environment but recently they also have been affected by the climatic conditions. In March 2006 it was found that a whole colony of Caribbean corals was lost. Arguments against the existence of global warming are given by the opponents of global warming who consider global warming as a myth. They state the fact that the Earth has been showing a warming trend over the past century. This argument also denies the possibility of CO2... ?Global Warming: Fact or Myth ...
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Global Warming: Fact or Myth
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...flood was 55 (Bhargava, 2004). The heat waves throughout the world have increased since the 1950s and have killed a billion people. In 2003 a heat wave that hit Europe killed around 35000 people. Similarly coral reefs form an important part of the environment but recently they also have been affected by the climatic conditions. In March 2006 it was found that a whole colony of Caribbean corals was lost. Arguments against the existence of global warming are given by the opponents of global warming who consider global warming as a myth. They state the fact that the Earth has been showing a warming trend over the past century. This argument also denies the possibility of CO2 as a reason... Global Warming ...
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Gilgamesh
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...flood myth is common in many of the ancient texts and the similarity is striking in Gilgamesh and Genesis. Gilgamesh, on his voyage reaches a land - ostensibly paradise on earth - where a man called Utnapisthim and his wife survived a deluge and attained immortality. The deluge occurs in the Sumerian epic before Gilgamesh found the immortal man who rested in peace after the flood while... Gilgamesh 2008 Gilgamesh, the oldest documented stories in the world tells about an ancient King of Uruk, Gilgamesh, who may have in fact existed, and whose name is on the Sumerian (Sumer was in Mesopotamia, i.e. today called Iraq -"Mesopotamia," the Greek for "between two rivers" - the Tigris and the Euphrates). The ...
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Gilgamesh
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...flood myth is common in many of the ancient texts and the similarity is striking in Gilgamesh and Genesis. Gilgamesh, on his voyage reaches a land – ostensibly paradise on earth - where a man called Utnapisthim and his wife survived a deluge and attained immortality. The deluge occurs in the Sumerian epic before Gilgamesh found the immortal man who rested in peace... Gilgamesh, the oldest documented stories in the world tells about an ancient King of Uruk, Gilgamesh, who may have in fact existed, and whose is on the Sumerian (Sumer was in Mesopotamia, i.e. today called Iraq -"Mesopotamia," the Greek for "between two rivers" - the Tigris and the Euphrates). The epic dates back to the 18th century...
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Global Warming: Truth or Myth
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...Myth Introduction: In the recent years with the modernization of this world, new and grave problems are arising for the people living in this world. With the help of modern science different types of troubles are being discovered in the globe on a daily basis. Most of the problems being found in the world are related to the environmental factors. One such environmental problem which has created a political spark all over the world is ‘Global Warming’. Global Warming can be defined as, the increase of the overall temperature prevailing in this world. However the word can be said to possess a broader meaning as it is directly or indirectly related to the whole atmosphere... ?Global Warming: Truth or Myth...
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Johnstown Flood
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...Flood Johnstown flood indeed happened to be one of the utterly moving and eye opening American disasters that tested the American preparedness in the wake of manmade natural disasters on 31 May 1889. This catastrophe was an outcome of the fateful failure of the South Fork Dam, located at a distance of 14 miles from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA (Foote 92). The outcome of the flood was immensely worsened by a continual and heavy rainfall (Foote 93). Failure of the South Fork Dam led to an inundation of Johnstown by an unsparing torrent powered by twenty million tons of water (Foote 94). It goes without saying that the Johnstown... of the of the Concerned History and Political Science 5 May Johnstown Flood ...
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Flood Insurance
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...floods, and this, combined with poor flood management and protection by the government and the unchecked growth of housing developments, is resulting in higher and higher insurance coverage costs. Climactic changes during the past few decades or so have increased the risk of flooding, immensely. Increased rainfall has resulted in increased peak river flows, a rise in sea level has led to greater tidal surges during storms and last but not the least the soil has become more wetter on the average, especially during wintersError: Reference source not found1... . These climactic changes have been coupled with massive environmental factors like rapid industrialization which has turned the natural...
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Explain the myth of the Golden Carp and explore its significance in Antonio' spiritual coming of age in Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima
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...myth all through the novel and each had a dominant influence in his character formation. The myth of the golden carp brings new perspectives to Antonio when he identifies it as different from Catholicism. The myth of golden carp was takes substance from the Aztec legend according to which, “there were four ages of the world or “suns” before the present world, each of which was destroyed by an individual apocalypse. The four ages were called “Tiger Sun,” “Wind Sun,” “Rain Sun,” and “Water Sun” (Bless Me, Ultima Study Guide). As per this legend, the heavy flood in the world turned all the people to fish... The myth of the Golden Carp and its significance in Antonio spiritual coming of age in ‘Anayas Bless...
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Classic and Modern Literature. Comparison of the flood Stories in the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh, Character Relationships to the gods. The Idea of Death According to Ancient Heroes
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...floods in different tablets amounting to 12. The epic rather describes the flood as a myth that has been taken seriously through time. The myth is also referred to as the The Deluge. Similar to the Babylonian and Noah stories God is the one who controlled the activities of the various physical features though differently in this case. Gilgamesh, a king at the time is in a quest for any immorality on the surface of the earth and that is when he meets Ut-napistim in the Epic of Gilgamesh (Kovacs 158). Upon their meeting, they decide to discuss the manner in which they can attain power just like the supreme God. Due to this conversation, God got angry and led them to inflicting massive... ic and Modern...
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The Great flood
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...Flood Whether the Great Flood described in Genesis actually occurred is still, today, a hotly contested debate. Scientists recurrently attempt to utilize science and technology to measure geologic formations and perform various analyses on composition as a reference to refute the occurrence. Concomitantly, theologians and philosophers maintaining (at least) identifiable belief and conviction in the integrity and truth of the Great Flood continue to support the sanctity of God’s word as the only relevant and viable methodology of assessment, believing in the reality of the disaster. There is, however, a new direction of analyzing this debate, a new variable in the hypothetical debate... ?The Great Flood...
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Flood in Gilgamesh and Genesis
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...Flood in Gilgamesh and Genesis Epic of Gilgamesh serves as one of the most ancient pieces of literature describing the ancient civilization of Uruk (present-day Iraq) with focusing on the activities and gallantry of the fifth king as well as the protagonist of the epic i.e. Gilgamesh. Preserved in twelve tablets, the epic depicts the protagonist’s deplore over the death of his companion Enkidu, and his desire to become immortal in order to escape from the clutches of death forever. His intense wish to become immortal led him with his meeting with the renowned flood hero Utnapishtim, who had been blessed with immortal life by the gods. Discussed in Tablet XI, the character... of Utnapishtim...
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Comparison of Two Flood Stories
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...Flood Stories OVERVIEW The two flood stories i.e. “The Flood of Noah” and “The Flood of Gilgamesh” have been taken from the “GreatBible”. In these two particular stories, a description about flood of different times has been highlighted. It will be vital to mention both of these flood stories have different contexts and dissimilar heroes. In this similar context, in relation to the story of “The Flood of Noah”, the hero can be duly considered to be none other than Noah and in case of the story of “The Flood of Gilgamesh”, the hero can be noted as Utnapishtim. It is worth mentioning that “The Flood of Noah” is the older story of the Bible, wherein all manhood got destroyed... by the...
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Greek myth
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...myths As seen in the work of Littleton & Marshall Cavendish Corporation, women in the Greek society were termed as inferior to the men, an aspect that has dominated patriarchal driven societies (Littleton & Marshall Cavendish Corporation 534). In the work, women have been seen to be objects whose place in the society solely remains in home (kyrios) and nothing much better than that, whilst that of men belonged to the polis, which means aspects related to politics, businesses and warfare (Littleton & Marshall Cavendish Corporation 584). This is to mean that men dominated the women and ensured that they were sentient of their place in the society. To make... Question 4 Patriarchal society- women in Greek...
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Flood Table Comparisons
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...flood Extent of the flood The Narrative Causes of the flood The flood’s intended target Details on flood The human character in the flood Instructions given The mans of salvation Developments after the flood Epic of Gilgamesh Global The author is outside the plotline and gives the account as a story. Humankind’s sin Mankind and one city The flood is caused by a pantheon of gods as heavy rain. The flood takes only 6 days and nights Utnapishtim, a righteous person. In a dream, Utnapishtim is told by God to build a boat as a way of escaping the flood. A boat that carries Utnapishtim, his family, a few other acquaintances and all animal... Insert Introduction Books and aspects related to the...
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Korean Myth
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...Myths Autochthonic culture created by ancient Koreans was noticeably influenced by Chinese and Indian buddhistic civilization. In some historic epochs Korea served as cultural and ideological intermediary between continental Eastern Asia and the Pacific islands, first of all Japan. Thus, there was an influence from the both sides. For example, Tangun Myth about the creation of the state Choson had different versions: according to one of them the creator of the state was a Chinese hero, according to another one – Japanese princesses (Philippi 49). Some scientists even reject the existence of Korean mythology calling mythological stories legendry. Ancient Koreans bear was considered an animal... Korean...
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Myth Analysis
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...Myth Analysis: Dharma in the Ramayana of the of the Concerned 27 June Ramayana happens to be one of the twosupreme epics of the Hindu religion. On salient aspect of Ramayana is that each of the characters in this epic affiliates allegiance to the concept of Dharma (righteous behavior) and moulds and aligns one’s actions in consonance with this concept. The beauty of this epic is that every character in it be it Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Bharata or Hanuman lead one’s entire life dedicated to the duties and responsibilities accrued by one in the light of one’s Dharam or the righteous behavior attributed to one, thereby creating varied role models in the sphere of human...
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Flood in USA
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...floods that resulted in the destruction of a huge number of properties. The floods swept large sections in the entire country. The worst of it happened in East Yorkshire and the Midlands, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and South Wales. These happened during the months of June and July. Many attributed it to climate change. The floods were the peak of the very wet and unpredictable weather that occurred over the UK in the previous months. The worst rainfall started in May and continued all throughout the summer. The relentless rains caused the rivers to swell... Taking Chances with Disaster Despite the Cost In the summer of 2007, the United Kingdom was hit by a series of...
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FLOOD DAMAGE TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
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...Flood Damage to Commercial Properties Roll No: Teacher: 2nd March Table of Contents Table ofContents 2 FLOOD DAMAGE TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES 3 Introduction 3 Assessment of Damages 3 The Repairs 4 Changes to the building 5 Preventive measures 7 Conclusion 8 References 9 FLOOD DAMAGE TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES Introduction The flood has completely inundated the basement and messed up the ground floor of the listed grade II heritage building. This building was constructed in 1790 and converted to its current use in 1975 with several upgrades. The building is situated about a 100 meters from a small river. It is clear that the...
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Myth Analysis
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...Myth Analysis Myths have long been a of interests to philosophers, literary critics, and anthropologists interested in examining them for a variety of elements. While myths demonstrate a clear structural knowledge of the culture’s history, theorists also argue that they reveal a number of deeper elements regarding political, spiritual, and philosophical undercurrents within that specific culture’s unconscious. Nearly all cultures share sorts of myth making and the sheer amount of myths that have been produced and become elements of contemporary analysis is truly astounding. Within this context of...
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Myth Essay
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...Myth, The Descent from the Sky In Dine bahane’, the human soul takes shape depending on the set of social and ceremonial conditions that it is subjected too. Humans are presented as being under the control of a pantheon of gods some of who are persuadable while others are undependable. While the undependable deities are known to be evil, they occasionally do good to humans. Myths in Dine as told by ancestors are narrated to younger generations as they come and go. As humans tell the myths, they are replicated by rites, the former being at the conceptual level while the later being at the action level. The gods... in this culture prefer to be honored by humans through rituals and the...
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Myth & Wrestling
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...Myth can serve to precipitate fear, to uphold status quo, to guide and serve as a road map towards cultural believes and practices. In the following discussion the works of Roland Barthes, about wrestling as a sport with mythical meanings will be analyzed with an aim of ascertaining how myth affects cultures and whole societies. Barthes contention that image plays a big role is emphasized by the fact he always cites examples in which he shows how every days trivia could have... Media and cultural studies Introduction. 1Myth is the hidden set of rules and conventions through which meanings, which are in reality specific to certain groups are made to seem universal and given for a whole society. Myth...
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Aetiological myth
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...myths that try to give an explanation of the two. This essay will cover a myth about the origin of the sun and moon. These two features existed long before humanity and therefore the myth will give explanation to the society about their origin and existence (Reichl, 2012). Body Long before the existence of the human race the sun and the moon existed under the control of the creator. These two big features lived harmoniously over the decades. They were... Origin of the Sun and the Moon al Affiliation) Introduction Many people are puzzled between the various theories that exist about the origin of the sun and the moon. Despite there being many scientific theories explaining this phenomena, there are many...
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Real Time flash flood forcasting
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...flooding incidents in some parts of Europe and even in America has necessitated the need to develop flood management plans1. The greatest threat though is posed by flash floods as they can occur far away form river basins unlike the normal floods that mostly occur near river basins. Flash floods are sudden thus they are hard to prepare for or even respond to. Unfortunately, the occurrence of flooding is on the increase in Europe and some parts of America2. Some organizations have managed to prepare an integrated approach to flood management. Such a plan is aimed at raising the preparedness levels and making response activities by the local authorities’ and the general... INTRODUCTION The increase in...
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Analysis of The Johnstown Flood
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...Flood” Many people hope for the best, though they often fear the worst. Many people have the mass of prophesying doom or omens, that things might be going wrong soon or later. On the other hand, many people pray that things go well and that the God Almighty may protect them from any dangers. Some channel their trust in experts, professionals, or any other prominent personalities. “The Johnstown Flood” became a terrible manifestation of the nightmares people had before the disaster took place. Focusing on the McCullough’s narration of the whole happenings, the historian vividly highlights the whole drama of the Johnstown flood that took place on 31 May of 1889. McCullough... Analysis of “The Johnstown...
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The Pleistocene Age Bonneville Flood Event
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...Flood event Introduction Lake Bonneville is the latest in an extended sequence of tenmore widespread lakes that have occupied the basin of Great Salt Lake for the last several years. There are several significant features in the lake for instance deposits of sediments that reveal geologic proof of a catastrophic flood. In addition, other features revealing the occurrence of a great flood include several features generated by the waters of these successive lakes (Atwood, 1). There was a shattering flood in the lake that caused its waters to overflow and spill over to the Snake River basin through the Red Rock pass. Stunning erosion occurring as neglected channels, run... The Pleistocene age Bonneville...
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Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, John H. Walton
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...myths and Scripture appear to be sharing some stories with slight differences. The work seeks the existence details about the Noah’s Great Deluge in the Epic of Gilgamesh, where the former one describes the wrath of God because of the disobediences committed by the perverts and rebels, and the latter attributes the same as belonging to the polytheism people (44-46). Jacobsen, while depicting the flood myth, alludes to the King of Shuruppak called Ziusudra, the alleged hero of deluge that could be stated to be Noah’s counterpart in Epic of Gilgamesh. The creation of animals and gathering of few humans as Ziusudra’s companions is so much similar in the Epic, as it looks the copy of Jewish... ?………………….....
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Compose an aetiological myth
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...Myth Insert Insert Back the 1980s, there came a disease never before soon by man. It affected human immunity by attacking and killing the crucial immune cells that are responsible for killing cells that have been infected with diseases. These attacked cells are known as the t-helper cells. With t-helper cells killed, it means that the human body does not have a defense system leading to a gradual death of the infected people. Since then, scientists all over the planet have been puzzled as they try to understand the sickness better and create a cure for it. The disease came to be known as AIDS. It is caused by a virus known as human immunodeficiency virus... The Origin of H.I.V/Aids: An Etiological Myth ...
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Proving The Biblical Flood (Noah's Ark)
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...Flood (Noah's Ark) The Biblical account of the Great Flood and Noah’s Ark is among the famous eventsin man’s history elaborated in the Book of Genesis within the Old Testament. To this end, the Book of Genesis gives a detailed account of how God, the Creator of all things on heaven and Earth, commanded Noah to build an enormous Ark in preparation for the judgement He was about to release on the Earth. Evidently, God had grown angry at the high level of evil that was exhibited by man on Earth. Consequently, God wanted to punish the wickedness of man by sending a Great flood that would destroy the entire evil race of mankind. However, God in identified a sole righteous man... Proving the Biblical Flood...
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Proving The Biblical Flood (Noah's Ark)
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...Flood (Noahs Ark) The Biblical account of the Great Flood and Noah’s Ark is among the famous events in man’s history elaborated in the Book of Genesis within the Old Testament. To this end, the Book of Genesis gives a detailed account of how God, the Creator of all things on heaven and Earth, commanded Noah to build an enormous Ark in preparation for the judgement He was about to release on the Earth. Evidently, God had grown angry at the high level of evil that was exhibited by man on Earth. Consequently, God wanted to punish the wickedness of man by sending a Great flood that would destroy the entire evil race of mankind. However, God in identified a sole righteous man... Proving the Biblical Flood...
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Compare and contrast the flood story
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...flood, with a barrage of similarities and differences cutting across them. The Hebrew Bible comprises the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings and may have been canonized by 200 BCE. The Epic of Gilgamesh on the other hand is an epic poem from Mesopotamia, and exists as one of the most ancient works of literature. There are five autonomous Sumerian poems about Gilgamesh, with the first one dating as far back as 18th century BC. Despite the chronological... Insert Introduction That there are different pieces of literature that give the universal deluge multiple attestation is a matter that is beyond gainsay. The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Hebrew Bible are some of the surviving literature on the universal...
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The Myth of Americanism
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...Myth of Americanism Myths, especially creation myths, illustrate the values of a society and give one a sense of its self-perception. A people's creation myth tells insiders and outsiders who a people are and where they came from; in many cultures, daily life is tied up in the reenactment of its creation stories through the use of ritual and symbol. Because America is a pluralistic society, its stories are many and exist side by side. These stories influence each other as cultures blend and change; they also influence society as a whole, including members of American society who do not believe all (or any) of the creation stories. American values are a direct product of its... [Teacher's ID] The...
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The Welfare Queen Myth
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...Myth According to the accounts of Diana M. DiNitto in Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, welfare Queen refers to a Chicago woman who was accused of defrauding the US welfare programs. Although the origin of the term is disputed, it was originally used by President Ronald Reagan, who in 1976, at the eve of presidential elections, used the term to refer to a woman from Chicago who was accused of taking excess welfare payments fraudulently. She was reportedly arrested for using a total of 80 different names and 30 addresses to steal up to $150,000 every year from the system. At the same time, she had 12 social security cards that she used to collect money as a veteran... The Welfare Queen Myth...
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The Myth of Classlessness
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...Myth lessness and the U.S. Society The large part of the U.S. society has historically come to assume that after the transformations brought about by the processes of the 1930s to 1970s, the Americans have become characterized by the pre-dominance of the middle-class values and that therefore the problems of class divide virtually ceased to exist. However, the recent developments in the field of growing social inequality have once again brought the issue of the class to the fore. The idea of classlessness is currently being progressively disproved by many people, and that is why it is necessary to try and understand why it emerged in the first place, and whether it was even accurate... 17 February The...
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Myth as (Roman) History
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...Myth as History Much of what we know about the ical Romans and Greeks has been preserved for our attention through the myths and stories they created. Although many of these stories were passed down in oral storytelling fashion through the various generations, the way in which these stories were told captured many of the ideals and beliefs of the people who told them as well as the people who listened to them. Myth has been defined as an “applied narrative … a primary verbalization of supra-individual concerns and of matters of collective importance in real life” (Calame, 1991: 204). With a tendency to illustrate stories in terms of...
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Myth into Film
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...Myth into Film Euripides play, Medea and Dassin’s film, A Dream of Passion are ics that not only entertain, but also inspire critical thinking among the audience. The audience cannot comprehend the situation in which a mother would kill her children. They just cannot find any reasons that would merit such an immoral behavior from a mother. Although it is possible in a myth, it is unthinkable and unimaginable in reality. Dassin’s film, A Dream of Passion, brings out the intricate differences between myth and reality. Dassin cleverly interweaves the aspect of myth and reality in his film to make it differ from Euripides play...
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Art With Cassical Myth
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...Myth In the architectural elements are two columns with entablature. The master is found within but in almost oriental seclusion. Unidentified Achaean moves around the entrance of Agamemnon's headquarters. He talks about its importance though it is inaccessible. In the midst is a pair of individuals who are engaged in a friendly gossip on the scene that has occurred in lead. Because of Trojan observation on the scene, the elders commented on the cause of so much suffering among the people. There are two people who are looking at braizes as she passes, simply because she is lovely but in the midst of bitter feud (Wallace 91). The inside of the cup gives an insight of other two... Art With ical Myth In...
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