“45. THE FIRST GREAT WATERS CAME. THEY SWALLOWED THE SEVEN GREAT ISLANDS.
The secret teachings show that the “Deluge” overtook the Fourth, giant Race, not on account of their depravity, or because they had become “black with sin”, but simply because such is the fate of every continent, which – like everything else under our Sun – is born, lives, becomes decrepit, and dies.
This was when the Fifth Race was in its infancy.
46. ALL HOLY SAVED, THE UNHOLY DESTROYED. WITH THEM MOST OF THE HUGE ANIMALS PRODUCED FROM THE SWEAT OF THE EARTH.
Thus the giants perished – the magicians and the sorcerers, adds the fancy of popular tradition, but “all holy saved”, and alone the “unholy were destroyed.”
This was due, however, as much to the pre-vision of the “holy” ones, who had not lost the use of their “third-eye”, as to Karma and natural law.”
H. P. Blavatsky