Deluges

(3 syl.). The chief, besides that recorded in the Bible, are the following:—The deluge of Fohi, the Chinese; the Satyavrata, of the Indians; the Xisuthrus, of the Assyrians; the Mexican deluge; and the Greek deluges of Deucalion and Ogyges.

The most celebrated painting of Noah's Flood is by Poussin, in Paris; and that by Raphael is in the Vatican (Rome).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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