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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? | | | |Describe the divinity’s role within the| | | |myth. | | | |Is the divinity male or female? What | | | |function does this gender play? | | | |Within the myth of origin, how does | | | |this divinity compare with other | | | |divinities? How does this divinity |...
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