List of flood myths
Flood myths are common across a wide range of cultures, extending back into Bronze Age and Neolithic prehistory. These accounts depict a flood, sometimes global in scale, usually sent by a deity or deities to destroy civilization as an act of divine retribution.
- 1 Africa
- 2 Americas
- 3 Asia
- 4 Europe
- 5 Oceania
- 6 References
- Hopi mythology – Entrance into the Fourth World
- W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, flood myth 
- Comox people – Legend of Queneesh
- Anishinaabe - The Creation Story - Turtle Island 
- Inuit, flood myth 
- Nisqually - In the beginning of the Nisqually world. 
- Eskimo (Orowignarak, Alaska) - "A great inundation, together with an earthquake, swept the land so rapidly that only a few people escaped in their skin canoes to the tops of the highest mountains."
Ancient Near East
- Manu and Matsya: The legend first appears in Shatapatha Brahmana (700–300 BCE), and is further detailed in Matsya Purana (250–500 CE). Matsya (the incarnation of Lord Vishnu as a fish) forewarns Manu (a human) about an impending catastrophic flood and orders him to collect all the grains of the world in a boat; in some forms of the story, all living creatures are also to be preserved in the boat. When the flood destroys the world, Manu – in some versions accompanied by the seven great sages – survives by boarding the ark, which Matsya pulls to safety.
- Puluga, the creator god in the religion of the indigenous inhabitants of the Andaman Islands, sends a devastating flood to punish people who have forgotten his commands. Only four people survive this flood: two men and two women.
Once upon a time, when the world was flat and there were no mountains, there lived two brothers, sons of Lumawig, the Great Spirit. The brothers were fond of hunting, and since no mountains had formed there was no good place to catch wild pig and deer, and the older brother said: "Let us cause water to flow over all the world and cover it, and then mountains will rise up."
- Khun Borom
- Poo-Sankhasa Ya-Sangkhasi or Grandfather Sangkhasa and Grandmother Sangkhasi, who make the human beings and the deluge.
Modern era folklore
Polynesia and Hawaii
- Lynch, Patricia (2010). African Mythology, A to Z. Chelsea House. p. 45. ISBN 978-1-60413-415-5.
- SENĆOŦENStory – ȽÁUWELṈEW, FirstVoices.com
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-06-11. Retrieved 2015-11-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link), Grand Council Treaty #3, The Government of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3
- Flood Stories from Around the World, Innuit - TalkOrigins.org
- In The Beginning of the Nisqually World
- Orowignarak flood myth at talkorigins.org
- Philippine Folklore Stories, by Mabel Cook Cole, 1916, at sacred-texts.com