"Not all the gods agreed with killing everyone. The god Ea had become my friend, and warned me. He told me to build an ark by the banks of the river. "
"He told me to save everything I would need to survive a major flood, then float down the river and begin a new life. When my friends asked what I was doing, I told them that I had angered the god Ea and was told to flee, but that Ea was not angry with the others. They thought that meant they would be safe when I was gone. But this was a half truth. No, Ea was not angry with them. But the other gods were!"