an Old topic but realized something today.
In Indian Mythology we have a thing called as Avtar. No no not the ones movie was made on but these are 9 avatars which are like representation of God. and his deeds to do fix the things
In their order of appearence and their doings:
1) Matsya, the fish-avatar who saved Manu – the progeniter of mankind from the great deluge and rescued the Vedic scriptures by killing a demon.
2) Kurma, the tortoise-avatar, who helped in the Samudra manthan – the churning of the ocean.
3) Varaha, the boar-avatar, who rescued the earth from the ocean, by killing her kidnapper-demon Hiranyaksha.
4) Narasimha, the half man-half lion avatar, who killed the tyrant demon-king Hiranyakashipu, to rescue the demon's son Prahlada, who was a Vishnu-devotee
5) Vamana, the dwarf-avatar, who subdued the king Maha Bali.
6) Parashurama, sage with the axe who killed the thousand-armed king Kartavirya Arjuna
7) Rama, the king of Ayodhya and the hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana
8) Krishna, the king of Dwarka, a central character in the Bhagavata Purana and the Mahabharata and reciter of Bhagavad Gita.
9) Kalki ("Eternity", or "time", or "The Destroyer of foulness"), who is expected to appear at the end of Kali Yuga.
( Thanks to wiki for above details)
Now ofcourse first avatar has parallels with Noah and Biblical Flood reference.
However what got me is ....
1) is a fish
2) is an amphibian
3) is simpler animal
4) is half animal - half man
5) is a just a man
6) is more like alpha male
7) is king of men
8) spoke himself as God and the Deliverer.
It is almost like an evolution in science/ social science.