Did God send a Flood to Destroy Mankind? By Andre Austin The Myth: Genesis 6:11-13 The Reality: The story of Noah and the flood originated as a monotheistic version of the Hermopolitan (Ogdoad and Ennead) creation myth and presented an expanded account of events on the first day. In the Hermopolitan Creation myth, four males and four females emerged from the primeval flood and crawled onto the first land. These four males and four females (Noah’s family) known as the Ogdoad (group of eight) collectively gave birth to Re (or Canaan), the Hermopolitian creator deity, who floated on a lotus (or Ark) while the Benben bird ( first to get ray of light) flew above. The four male deities, who floated on a lotus (Ark), who represented the four primary elements of the universe before creation, but in some texts other deities were substituted. Nun (Noah) signified the primeval flood and the Egyptians usually portrayed him in anthropomorphic form, standing waist-high in the primeval waters holding up a solar boat that carried the other deities. The story of Noah, too, four males and four females emerged from a worldwide flood after a mountain arose out of the waters, during which times a sole child (Canaan/The Ennead) may have been born in the Ark. Noah story include some birds. The story of Noah and his three sons closely resemble names associated with the Egyptian creation cycle. Ptah, the discover of fire, called forth the first light on the Egyptian primeval mountain/ark/boat/lotus . The Hebrews changed the mountain to Ararat believing it was the highest point in the world. They failed to know the height of the flood was 15 cubits high the same measurement for a good flood of the Nile river. Jesus states he comes like Noah (Luke 17:26) and advises us to be on top of the roof/housetop (Luke 17:31). Be not afraid of being a martyr (Luke 17:33) and he talks about a bird of Eagles* (Luke 17:37). Noah talked about a Dove & Raven and the Egyptians a Benben bird. Jesus also advises souls to have lamps or candles with them on top of the house/mound (Matthew 25:4-10). The Benben bird helps explain Jesus encrypted parable of his version of Noah on top of a Housetop/mountain or pyramid with a light on top. Ben-ben, in*Egyptian mythology, or more specifically in the Heliopolitan tradition, was the mound that arose from the primordial lwaters of*Nun, and on which the creator*god*Atum/Light*settled. In the*Pyramid*Texts, e.g. Utterance 1587, Atum himself is at times referred to as "mound". It was said to have turned into a small pyramid, located in*Annu, which was the place Atum was said to dwell within. Other cities developed their own myths of the primeval mound. This mound developed after the Nile flooded 15 cubits and left mud or topsoil for food production. If the Nile flooded at least 15 cubits high ( Genesis 7:20) it meant enough could be produced to save Egyptians from starvation. Now enter the Noah myth to save mankind was just another way of retelling the ancient Egyptian agricultural story. The*Benben stone, named after the mound/mountain of Nile soil, was a sacred stone in the*solar temple*of*Heliopolis. It was the location on which the first rays of the sun fell. It is thought to have been the prototype for later*obelisks, and the*capstones*of the great pyramids were based on its design. Isis made an Obelisk to substitute Osiris cut off Phallus then resurrected him by taking the form of a bird and flapping her wings for air to go to Osiris nose. Jesus transferred this myth from a mountain/to a housetop and had souls have a light on top must have been taught to him. I see now why Baptism that saves was link to Now in (1 Peter 3:20-22). Rebirth was symbolic of the ritual of Baptisms/Rebirth. In Egypt the Nile/Nun flood populates the earth while Noah was changed from populate to repopulate the earth. Notes: * In the book of Psalms David uses the eagle as a symbol for longevity. Psalm 103:1-5 – 1 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’. This resembles the BenBen bird funtion as regeneration. Phoenix and BenBen bird dies in flames each day resurrected at each morning. This was the context in which Jesus used the Eagle in Luke. The Greek Martyr (Witness) comes from the Egyptian Mtrw (Witness) or Pyramid. This is amazing because Jesus in telling his Noah parable advises souls not to worry about losing their life or in effect being a martyr and having a light on top of the housetop/mound. In Egypt the pyramid was also called a house. The end result was that a flame of fire came out of the primeval mountain and in the bible the second destruction will be by fire not water. However, the NT destruction is called a lake of fire/sulfur. God creates Atum/Adam (Light) out of the first land/mound that emerged from the primeval waters of Nun. The craftman god Ptah builds man from the earth or better yet mud of the nile waters. So the image of God in man isn’t dirt but the Light/Spirit breathed into him by Ptah or Amen. When you go back to God you merged with him as light in outerspace. You go from life to Light and this same Light/Fire destroys all darkness.