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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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?
Finish Reading Women and Mythology (1982)
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’”
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.