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Weigle. World Literature Mr. Brennan. Friday, September 20, 2013 . Do-Now. Female Portrayals. Reflecting on the creation stories discussed in class, how have female gods and humans portrayed? What role do they play within the divine hierarchy? To what extent do they wield power ?

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weigle

Weigle

World Literature

Mr. Brennan

female portrayals

Friday, September 20, 2013

Do-Now

Female Portrayals

Reflecting on the creation stories discussed in class, how have female gods and humans portrayed?

What role do they play within the divine hierarchy? To what extent do they wield power?

How are female humans perceived by their male counterparts?

Have these perceptions changed since these stories were created so many years ago?

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AGENDA

SWBAT explain how myth portrays female figures and the impact these portrayals have on how female figures are perceived in society.

Learning

Objective

  • Mini-Lecture: Marta Weigle
  • Class Reading: Women and Mythology (1982)

Finish Reading Women and Mythology (1982)

Homework

Reminders

marta weigle
Marta Weigle
  • Marta Weigle (present) has served as an anthropology professor at the University of New Mexico since 1972.
  • She has provided feminist reflections on the mythologies of various cultures in her text, “Spiders & Spinsters: Women and Mythology”
rorschach test
Rorschach Test

Rorschach Test is a psychological test in which subjects\' perceptions of inkblots are recorded analyzed to examine a person\'s personality characteristics and emotional functioning.

“Myths can be viewed as cultural ‘Rorschach tests’”

myth via feminist theory
Myth via Feminist Theory

The Great Mother goddess once was supreme, either with or without a male consort. As warlike nomadic herdsmen began to dominate, they imposed their mythologies on preexisting legends. Thus, goddesses of the earth or sea became villains, while male deities of the sky and storm came to the fore as heroes.

  • EnumaElish: Tiamat
  • Theogony: Gaia; woman
  • Genesis: Eve; woman
  • Nihongi: Izanagi & Izanami
  • Völuspá: Frigg & Freyr