Mythology Complete the University  Material: Divine Roles Across Cultures – Part I and Part II.Demonstrate an understanding of the course materialFormat your assignment, including citations and references, according to APA standards (If you use sources in order to complete this assignment – in either Part I or Part II – then citations and references should be included).divine_roles.docDivine Roles Across Cultures
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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 table.
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:
1. How is this divinity
portrayed? Describe the
divinity’s role within the
2. Is the divinity male or
female? What function does
this gender play?
3. 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?
4. 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
5. Identify one character from
contemporary culture that
shares characteristics of
each divinity and explain
why you chose each
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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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