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Plus, it makes for a great object lesson regarding gods keeping their worshipers in line. "See what I did? Now, don't cross me or I'll do it again!" Even if they are distorted oral histories of flooding and rising sea levels, what priestly caste isn't going to write that into their religion, attribute it to their gods, and use it?From what I've read, most scientists that study this subject think that the stories of "Great Floods" are distorted oral histories of the flooding and rising sea level that happened after the last Ice Age's glaciers melted. That's why a bunch of cultures and religions around the world have stories of the world being flooded.