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 ...view middle of the document...
|he passed away she never married |
| | |again and used her powers to have sex|
| | |with gods, mortals, dwarfs, giants |
| | |and dwarfs. Others say that she is |
| | |the same person as Frigg who is wife |
| | |to Odin (Freyja, 1996). |
|Is the divinity male or female? What |Aphrodite is female. Her gender |Freyja was a female who was the |
|function does this gender play? |function would be the sexual aspect |goddess of lust and love. |
| |of the myth surrounding her because | |
| |she is known for seduction. | |
|Within the myth of origin, how does |Aphrodite is one of the twelve great |Freyja is one of the most respected |
|this divinity compare with other |Olympians. Aphrodite was able to make|of the goddesses. She is very well |
|divinities? How does this divinity |all the gods and mortals fall in love|respected by the female gender of |
|interact with or compare to divinities |or be overcome with desire, except |goddesses. She is the goddess of |
|of the same gender and to divinities of|Athena, Artemis, and Hestia |fertility and it was said that if a |
|the opposite gender? |(Aphrodite, 2002). She is known to |female wanted children they just |
| |have had many affairs against her |needed to call on her and just being |
| |mortal spouse with other gods and |in her presence would become with |
| |mortals. Aphrodite was equally |child. The male gender is most |
| |quarrelsome and manipulative to both |lustful after Freyja. She was able |
| |genders of divinities. If anyone |to manipulate any male sexually. |
| |wronged her she would make them fall | |
| |in love with whomever or whatever she| |
| |pleased. | |
|What are the divinity’s attributes, |She was able to make anyone fall in |She was able to encourage sexual |
|such as divine powers or |love. She could seduce anyone she ...