Babylonian tradition (around 1500 BC)
EnLil, the god of air - responsible for the great flood
In Akkad-Babylon, EnLil (En=God; Lil=Air) rises to become the highest god. He is worshipped by the despotic ruler Gilgamesh, while the goddess of love is devalued by him as a whore. According to the Gilgamesh epic, EnLil, the god of air, was also responsible for the great flood. (Strictly speaking, however, it was the wrathful goddess of love who, in the grip of her negative masculine parts, reacted angrily destructively to the injustice that had occurred).
[S. The Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh: The felling of the cedar; The Bull of Heaven.]
Saving life through the Father (EnKi) and UtNaPischtim (Noah)
However, in order to save the life across through the flood, the loving Father (EnKi, God of the earth) secretly consecrated a faithful person. In the Bible, his name is Noah ("rest"). In Babylonian tradition, the man who survived the flood is called UtNaPishtim (which can be translated as "purification"). He was elevated (by EnLil!) to the status of gods after the storm subsided.
[S. The man who survived the flood.]
Marduk - The Creation of the World from the Murdered Mother
Babylonian tradition also tells the story of the creation of the world by the spring god, Marduk. As the god of spring, Marduk is also an archetype for youthful, immature masculinity, which is confirmed by the content of the tradition:
Marduk, bursting with powerful macho energy, wants to rise to become the supreme god. As god of the air, he creates seven evil winds, including the wind of confusion. he succeeds in catching the (mother) dragon (TiAmaT = goddess of life) in his net. Then he thrusts his long spear through her open mouth right into her heart.
[S. Marduk or: Did the Devil Create the World?]