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What is the real story behind The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Book of Genesis Do we really know the events that take place in these two stories Every culture has its own way of expressing their beliefs and sometimes they just might even base their own ways of life and history by telling or writing myths such as The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Book of Genesis The Mesopotamians and the Hebrews were believed to be very remarkable people who had written the story of the flood in each of these stories Both stories happened to be very alike they each explain their many similarities and differences In The Epic of Gilgamesh the people of the world believed in many gods where as in Genesis they believed in only one In Noahs Ark God had sent the flood because the people showed a sign of disrespectful behavior which God did not accept However in The Epic of Gilgamesh because they were always causing so much tumult the gods became very angry and thought a good way of punishing their people would be sending a flood to destroy all mankind Noah was sent to make the great ark because of all the dedication he had put t towards God Utnapishtum took all of his family craftsmen and gold onto his barque Noah did almost exactly as Utnapishtum did but instead he took his wife and his sons along with their wives In The Epic of Gilgamesh the gods created the flood and made it last for six days and six nights At the dawn of the seventh day the storm had subsided the sea grew calm once again and that had been the last of the flood However according to The
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