Tsunami, 26th December 2014
In the early days, a catastrophe was understood to have been sent from the gods to punish the bad or sinful behaviour of mankind. Thus, just about every Culture has it’s own myth concerning catastrophes: e.g. it is the revenge of the Gods to wash the people of their sins. After the Tsunami from 26.12.04 many Indians told me that they saw the Tsunami as a punishment that a wrathful God of the sea had imposed. The American were blamed as well. A few fishermen told me that the Americans had thrown a bomb into the sea.