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The worldwide catastrophic Flood, recorded in the Bible (Genesis 6–8) was a real event that affected real people. If there never was a worldwide Flood, then why are there so many stories about it?
Flood legends abound globally across many cultures and point to the reality of the global Flood. It is to be expected that the stories of the Flood would contain not only profound similarities but also differences. These differences would be due to both the confusion of tongues at Babel (Genesis 11) and the varying relationships to the true God which cultures had.
The Masai people of Africa have one of the few African legends of a worldwide flood.
A number of flood legends are found in China. These include the tale of Fuhi.
Among the Greeks are found a number of legends about Deucalion.
In Mexico, there is an ancient Toltec account of a global flood.
Among the Choctaw people, a legend tells of a prophet who had been sent to warn the people of a coming flood.