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Consider the way males are portrayed in myths of the Female Divine.  How would someone who disagreed with the models of male identity included in the myths of the Female Divine challenge them?  Be sure to provide examples of myths found in your textbook.

Complete the matrix and short essay, as described at the conclusion of the matrix (150 – 350 words). Follow Matrix directions carefully.

As always, be sure to choose myths that come from this week’s readings. 

Point deductions will be taken for selections that come from outside resources.

Format your citations and references consistent with APA guidelines.

Your Divine Roles Across Cultures Matrix is attached. Please be sure to read the Matrix Directions in their entirety. Most importantly, note the following:

  • You must first choose one Divine Role, which occurs in myths of many cultures. Some examples are Sun God, Father God, Fertility Goddess, Goddess of Wisdom, etc. Indicate this role in the top, left column of your Matrix.
  • After selecting this role, you must then choose two deities from differing cultures to examine. Indicate these deities in the remaining top columns of the Matrix. 

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Male Divine reading – references

Attached you will find the appropriate readings for the chosen “Male Divine” Assignment”.  Also, please see that the matrix is also filled out with the summary.

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Divine Roles Across Cultures Matrix

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 matrix.

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 matrix by answering each of the five questions for both selected divinities.

Title (Selected Divine Role):

Column A

Divinity Name:

Culture of Origin:

Column B

Divinity Name:

Culture of Origin:

1. How is this divinity portrayed? Describe the divinity’s role within the myth.

2. Is the divinity male or female? What function does this gender play?

3. Within the myth of origin, how does this divinity compare with other divinities? How does this divinity interact with or compare to divinities of the same gender and to divinities of the opposite gender?

4. What are the divinity’s attributes, such as divine powers or characteristics? What objects does the divinity possess, such as a weapon or animal, that assist him or her?

5. Identify one character from contemporary culture that shares characteristics of each divinity and explain why you chose each character. What real-life ideals does this divine role represent? How attainable are these ideals?

Summary: Write a 150- to 350-word short essay addressing the following: Why do so many cultures have divinities in similar roles?