HUM 105 Week 3 Divine Roles Across Cultures Matrix

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HUM 105 Week 3 Divine Roles Across
Cultures Matrix


Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Divine
Roles Across Cultures.

Format your citations and
references consistent with APA guidelines.

Divine Roles Across Cultures


Part I


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


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 table by answering
each of the five questions for both selected divinities.



Column A
Divinity Name: 
Culture of Origin:

Column B
Divinity Name:
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?



What are the divinity’s
attributes, such as divine powers or characteristics? What objects does the
divinity possess, such as a weapon or animal, that assist him or her?



Within the myth of origin,
how does this divinity compare with other divinities? How does this divinity
interact with or compare to divinities of the same gender and to divinities
of the opposite gender?



Identify one character from contemporary
culture that shares characteristics of each divinity and explain why you
chose each character. What real-life ideals does this divine role represent?
How attainable are these ideals?




Part II


Write a 150- to 350-word short essay addressing the following: Why do so
many cultures have divinities in similar roles?



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