Matsya


Incarnation of Vishnu as a Fish, from a devoti...
Incarnation of Vishnu as a Fish via Wikipedia

Matsya is the first avatar of Visnu in Hinduism.

Matsya is a fish who saves the first man, Manu, from a flood by acting as a vehicle upon which Manu rides to safety.

Scholars have pointed out the obvious parallel to Noah.

And the Sumerian myth of Gilgamesh also contains a flood story similar but not identical to the Biblical account.

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