This page presents the interleaved events of the Great Flood, Atlantis and Lemuria's destruction, and the Second Host of the Celestials on Earth.

Event Synopsis


The "Great Cataclysm" (sometimes just the "Cataclysm",[3][4] Great Fall,[5] Great Flood,[6] the Flood[10] or Great Deluge)[8] caused Atlantis to be submerged into the sea 20,000[14] or 21,000 years ago.[citation needed]


Many events have been listed as reasons for that Cataclysm:

  • This event is tied with the Second Host of the Celestials,[8], who observed how the Eternals had ignored baseline humanity while the Deviants enslaved it.[15]
  • Many tales attribute the Cataclysm to godly powers:
    • During the Hyborian Age, it was recounted that the Sea-Gods of Lemuria waxed angry and pulled the island of Lemuria down into the ocean.[2]
    • Annunaki god Dagon planned to annihilate humanity with a great flood, but Ea persuaded him to only punish them.[16]
    • According to the Bible (Genesis 6-9)[17] and from a tale from Caretaker Sara,[10] when God looked down at the Earth and saw the wickedness of man, he caused the Flood.[17][10]
    • Another tales of godly-originated floods exist, but can't be confirmed as being the Great Cataclysm due to inconsistencies towards it. Please consult the notes for more information.
  • Another's tale, from Poseidon himself, stated that the Atlantean's council of sorcerers tried to harness a fraction of the power of the Axis Mundi, but were unable to control the energies, causing the Cataclysm.[18]

The Flood

The Celestials destroyed most of the Deviants, and their stronghold of Lemuria, causing it to sink below the ocean,[19] which also caused the sinking of Atlantis and Lemuria.[20]

The Ark

The event kickstarted the myth of Noah's Ark because of the surviving group of Eternals and humans led by Utnapishtim on his Ark to escape the flood.[20][verification needed]


Once the flood went away, Yahweh allegedly put a rainbow in the sky as a promise to the survivors (that survived in an ark) that he would never again smite every living thing on Earth.[17][10]

Alternate realities


The cataclysm that destroyed Atlantis was caused by the Tan-Ed-Drul.[21]



See Also

Links and References

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  1. Conan the Barbarian #1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Conan the Barbarian #19
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ka-Zar Vol 2 #1
  4. 4.0 4.1 Marvel Spotlight #16-17
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fantastic Four #576
  6. 6.0 6.1 Eternals #10
  7. Ghost Rider Vol 6 #30
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #23
  9. Saga of the Sub-Mariner #1
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Ghost Rider Vol 6 #33
  11. Howard the Duck Vol 3 #6
  12. Conan the Barbarian #35
  13. Savage Tales #4; Night of the Dark God
  14. X-Men: Phoenix Force Handbook #1Grotesk's entry
  15. Eternals Vol 3 #1
  16. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update #3; Annunaki's entry, Ea's paragraph
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Bible Tales for Young Folk #1
  18. Incredible Hercules #123
  19. Eternals #8
  20. 20.0 20.1 Eternals #2
  21. Ultimate Fantastic Four #56
  22. Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; The Teteoh's entry