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There are many myths that are common among cultures.

Many religions start with cosmologies or creation myths.

The Origin of Creation Myths
Flood Flood myth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Birth Myths Sargon the Great was the dynastic founder of Akkad in Mesopotamia (c. 2340-2305 BC). He was sent in a basked of rushes into the Euphrats River.
Moses (1,526-1,406 BC) has a similar experience.
Gautama the Buddha (563 BCE to 483 BCE) was born to a mother who dreamed that a white elephant impregnated her. He was born out of her side with no pain.
Rights of Passage

God and Mankind: Comparative Religions, 2008, By Robert Oden, Carleton College
List of flood myths - Wikipedia,
Ancient Writings
Bibliography On Mesopotamian Mythology And Creation Myths

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