Die flutsagen

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F. Vieweg und Sohn, 1891 - Deluge - 152 pages
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Page 51 - ... been recorded. Even traces of such traditions are rare. None have as yet been discovered in the literature of ancient Egypt. In Northern Guinea, we are told, there is "a tradition of a great deluge which once overspread the face of the whole earth; but it is coupled with so much that is marvellous and imaginative, that it can scarcely be identified with the same event recorded in the Bible.
Page 27 - ... rites are to be found among them, yet are there certain beliefs regarding powers of good and evil, the Creation, and of a world beyond the grave, which show that even these savages have traditions more or less approximating the truth, but whence derived will ever remain a mystery. 3. It is extremely improbable that their legends were the result of the teaching of missionaries or others who might be supposed to have landed on their shores in by-gone years ; for not only have they no tradition...
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