Matrix: Deity and Divinities

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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: Pachacmac |Divinity Name: Atum | | |Culture of Origin: Inca |Culture of Origin:Egyptian | |How is this divinity portrayed? |Pachacmac was the sky god who created|Atum was known as the god of creator.| |Describe the divinity’s role within the|the planet, the moon and the stars. | | |myth. | | | |Is the divinity male or female? What |Pachacmac is a male god. He is the |Atum is a male and female. He is the | |function does this gender play? |creator of all leaving thins. |creator of all goddess. | |Within the myth of origin, how does |Pachacmac it is a creator as well as |Atum it is a creator as well as the | |this divinity compare with other |the other divinity. Pachacmac can be |other divinity. Atum can be compare | |divinities? How does this divinity |compare to other divinities of...