Flood stories are pretty common among ancient people’s legends. These legends are found in virtually every ancient culture from ancient times on the globe. They all seem to have some common themes. For example, there are always survivors who eventually repopulate the world and these people survived by going inside some sort of boat sometimes taking animals inside with them. Anthropologists who study folktales from different cultures estimate there are at least 500 flood legends from around the world. Following are a few of those legends.
Of course the billion dollar question is how did so many cultures in so many different places come up with almost the SAME flood stories????
Toltec Legend of a Great Flood
According to the legends of the Toltec of ancient Mexico the 1st World lasted 1,716 years and was destroyed by a great flood that covered even the highest mountains. The legend goes on to say that a few men and women escaped the flood by going into a “toptlipetlocali” meaning a closed chest.
Following this great flood the people came out of the closed chest emerging into the 2nd world and began to roam the earth and they also began to multiply again. They built a high “zacuali” (great tower) to provide a safe place if the world were to be destroyed again. However, the language of the people became confused so different language groups began wandering to other parts of he world (sounds a bit like the biblical story of the Tower of Babel?).
The Toltec legend goes on to say that the Toltec began a family of seven friends and their wives who all spoke the same language. They crossed great waters (the ocean?) and lived in caves for a time and they wandered about for 104 years until they came to Huc Huc Tlapallan (southern Mexico/Central America) 520 years after the deluge. Continue Reading