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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 12:06 AM
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53. Co-opted? How's about similar groups from the same area
having similar oral histories? I love how the term "co-opted" is used to suggest the oral history of one group was somehow "stolen" by another for nefarious purposes.

And btw, the Greeks also had a flood story, so I guess you could say the Babylonians must have stolen, er "co-opted" it from the ancient Greeks. Or maybe there was a widespread disaster that affected many areas & groups of people & they all had stories to tell about it, which they passed down.

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