In Palestine, Dionysus was identified with Noah, the first biblical patriarch to get drunk (Genesis 9:21).
Ancient historians claimed that Noah had come from the "Land of Seth" before the deluge. Beaumont believed that this was a reference to the Shetlands.
Nuada (Nada) was the prehistoric king of the ancient pre-Celtic Irish. Chieftain of the Tuatha de Danann ("People of Goddess Danu"). His name comes from Naddred, the title of the High Druids, meaning "Wise Serpent." His name is the origin of the Biblical Noah (Nuah).
Most Bibles published during the Middle Ages contain a section devoted to genealogical tables showing the descent of humanity from Father Adam to the advent of Jesus Christ. The tree growing from the roof of the Ark represents the body of Noah and its three branches, his sons--Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The nations by the descendants of Noah's three sons are appropriately shown in the circles upon the branches of the tree. While such tables are hopelessly incorrect from a historical point of view, to the symbolist their allegorical interpretations are of inestimable importance
The fauns and satyrs and the whole rout of Dionysus represent stragglers from Atlantis. They are the last remnant of a process of metamorphosis of forms. The curious story in Genesis of Noah's sons uncovering his genitals while he was drunkenly sleeping also refers to the petering out of this process. We saw that the genitals were the last part of human anatomy to evolve into their present form, and his sons were curious to find out about their origins. Were they the sons of a human or a demi-god, a man or an angel?
Noah, born with white hair and prematurely aged, is of course the symbol of mind, or that which is above the confusion of matter.
Several authors have attempted to prove that Isis, Osiris, Typhon, Nephthys, and Aroueris (Thoth, or Mercury) were grandchildren of the great Jewish patriarch Noah by his son Ham. But as the story of Noah and his ark is a cosmic allegory concerning the repopulation of planets at the beginning of each world period, this only makes it less likely that they were historical personages.