It is interesting to read about the environment and the weather in all the myths. Myth can teach us many things about the culture but also give insights into the physical environment in which the myth was created. In the Enuma Elish, water is clearly important in the myth, which makes sense given that Mesopotamia means between the rivers. In Genesis one account takes place in a dry environment, Palestine. In the Prose Edda, the cow licks ice, a clear marker of the North. In the supplement to chapter 8, as was suggested in class, it possibly came from elsewhere because it mentions the sea.
Many of the myths also mention a flood, a natural disaster, which would have been quite devastating; therefore it is no surprise that it is often attributed to the anger of the gods.