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: God Ruler |Divinity Name: War | | |Culture of Origin: Greek |Culture of Origin: Middle East | |How is this divinity portrayed? |Zeus is the ruler of all gods and |Nutt is the Goddess of the | |Describe the divinity’s role within the|wants revenge of Meticles. |sky | |myth. | | | |Is the divinity male or female? What |Male, he is the god ruler of all |Female, she is the goddess of the | |function does this gender play? |gods. |sky. | |Within the myth of origin, how does |It basically compares both, Gender |Love is one of the comparisons, it | |this divinity compare with other |issues, Zeus killed his father and is|applies to both genders everyone has | |divinities? How does this divinity |worried his child might do the...
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