I thought I would try one other new thread which is connected to the other one on "who are we and why are we here" but with a more definitive story that crosses all religions and many ancient traditions. "The Flood" is found in most creation stories and of course in many religious texts. There is another thread starting on the lost continent of "Atlantis" and I posted a note that there are actually two lost continents .... one is Atlantis and the other is called these days Lemuria (but was known to our ancients as 'Ta Rua'). The stories of "Ta Rua" are found in our most ancient chants (buried in the meanings within meanings). Both continents were lost to the oceans and disappeared beneath the waves of a great flood. Stories of "The Flood" can be found everywhere ... it is actually one of the great links in most religions and ancient traditions. I going to share a prophecy in ours related to the flood and I will give the interpretation later. We have a chant called the Kumulipo (means the deep source) and it is a creation chant (some refer to it as a genealogy chant, but it is a creation chant) .... about line 1530 of the chant is read: "Pola'a Hanau ka'ino, hanau ke au Hanau ka pahupahu, kapohaha Hanau ka haluku, ka haloke, ka nakulu, ka honua naueue Ho'iloli ke kai, pi'i ka mauna" BorN is Pola'a (Pola'a is a supernove first seen July 6, 1054AD) Born is rough weather, born was the current Born was the booming of the sea, the breaking of foam Born the roaring, advancing and receeding of waves, the rumbling sound, the earthquake The sea rages, rises over the beach" (It is a story of The Flood) But the chant when read at its deeper levels also tells us a prophecy about another flood yet to arrive. The first flood was called Kai-a-ka-hina-lii .... it is connected with the orange hue created in the sky during a supernova .... the next flood will be called Kai-aka-hulumanu (sea of the bird feathers) because the waves will pour over the mountains killing the birds living in the trees. I share this prophecy not to suggest that there is an "end time" because its inner translation does not tell that the world will end .... it only tells us that an internal change will happen in each of us that will end the way we are now and change us forever. The "fountain of youth", the "flood" are connected in this same concept. The story of Noah and the Flood is also connected but not in a way most would propably suspect. When we stop searching outside of ourselves for the answers or looking to others, we will begin a new path that will open the door to a old and new wisdom. Why do others think "The Flood" is a cross-cultural, cross-religious story? I'll share my thoughts on this at a later time.