HUM 105 Week 3 Gender Roles Matrix

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HUM 105 Week 3 Gender Roles Matrix
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Gender Roles Matrix.

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Divine Gender Roles Matrix


Pick 1 myth about a god (divine male), and 1 myth about a goddesses (divine female).  Your choices must come from the following myths:


“The Fire Goddess”                               “Bhagavad Gita”

“White Buffalo Calf Woman”                “Enki and Ninhursanga”

“The Courtship of Inanna and Dumuzi”                “Orunmila Gives the Orishas Their Powers…”

“A Taste of Earth”                         “Thor’s Duel with Hrungnir”

“Kali Beheaded”                                    “Quetzalcoatl Rescues the Precious Bones...”

“Callisto and Arcas”                              “The Children of the Sun”

“On the Origin of the World”

“Demeter and Persephone”


Fill out the top of the Matrix by identifying the name of your god and goddess, and the culture they originated from


Complete the matrix by answering each of the questions for both selected divinities.  There is no word count for the matrix, but you should use enough detail to answer the questions.


God Column

Divinity Name: 

Culture of Origin:
Goddess Column

Divinity Name:

Culture of Origin:
1.     Using the specific roles from the first part Chapter 3 (Goddesses as Literary Archetypes) or Chapter 4 (Images of the Masculine), describe the divinity’s role in the myth you chose.

2.     Within the myth, how does this divinity interact with or compare to divinities of the same gender and to divinities of the opposite gender?  How does their role (from question 1) influence how they interact? 

3.     What are the divinity’s attributes, such as divine powers or characteristics?  How do these attributes align with their role and their gender?

4.     Identify a character (fictional or real) from our modern culture that fills a role similar to each divinity and explain why you chose each character (You should choose a different character for each divinity).




Summary: Write a 150- to 350-word short essay addressing the following: Why do so many cultures have divinities in similar roles based on gender? (Note: This question is specific to the Week 3 readings, and is not a continuation of topics from Week 1)
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