Regardless, all these accounts agree that the main character of the flood story is a man named Manu Vaivasvata.
Like Noah, Manu is described as a virtuous individual.
The Satapatha Brahmana has this to say about Manu: “There lived in ancient time a holy man / Called Manu, who, by penances and prayers, / Had won the favour of the lord of heaven.”
In the story of Manu the destruction of the world is treated as part of the natural order of things, rather than as a divine punishment.
Manu kept the fish, which grew so quickly that its body occupied the entire ocean in a matter of days.
When the time came, Manu was to tie the boat to the horn of fish, so that it could be dragged around.
‘Noah’s ark on Mount Ararat’ by Simon de Myle, 1570 AD. Featured image: Matsya protecting Svayambhuva Manu and the seven sages at the time of Deluge.
Source: Ancient Origins