Mythology Matrix Week 3 Essay

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Divine Roles Across Cultures

Part I

Select one common divine role that recurs in world mythology.

Possible options of divine roles include the following: father or mother divinities, divinities of war, home or hearth divinities, divinities of love, divinities of wisdom, divinities of medicine or health, divinities of the wind, divinities of agriculture, divinities of the sky, ruler of all the gods, and so on.

Identify the role in the title of your table.

Select two myths, each from a different culture, in which the divine role appears. Identify the divinity names and cultures in columns A and B.

Complete the table by answering each of the five questions for both selected divinities.
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|transform into anthing he wished and gave |
| | |an eye to gain this power. |
|Is the divinity male or female? What function |Zeus is a male God, and is known as the ruler of|Odin was also male and wisdom above all. |
|does this gender play? |all the Gods. His ruing was similar to that of |They also had a very patriarchal society.. |
| |the Greek Patriachal society. | |
|What are the divinity’s attributes, such as |Titans Cronus and Rhea had the last son Zeus. |Odin was known as the good God. His |
|divine powers or characteristics? What objects|Cronus was evil and known for swallowing his |grandfather Ymir was very evil and since he|
|does the divinity possess, such as a weapon or|children after birth, Rhea hid her son in a |was Odin and the other Gods killed him. |
|animal, that assist him or her? |cave. Once Zeus was an adult he made Cronus |Odins Brothers and their family were made |
| |vomit up his brothers and sisters. These |all things so they were sky, moon, earth |

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