Divine Roles

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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: |Column A |Column B | | |Divinity Name: |Divinity Name: | | |Culture of Origin: |Culture of Origin: | |How is this divinity portrayed? |The father divinity is very important|A mother teaches her children how to | |Describe the divinity’s role within the|in a child life both boys and girls |be respectful and teaches her | |myth. |teach the boy how to become a man and|daughter how to become a lady and | | |the things that men should do and |what not to expect from a man and to | | |teach the daughter how to be love by |take care of her personal life and | | |a man and how to feel special and |how not to be a fool for men. The | | |pretty. |mother also has a hug role in her son| | |...
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