QUESTION NR 1. Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Divine Roles AcrossCultures.

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University of Phoenix Material 

DivineRoles Across Cultures

Part I

Select one common divine rolethat recurs in world mythology.

Possible options of divine roles include the following: father ormother divinities, divinities of war, home or hearth divinities, divinities oflove, divinities of wisdom, divinities of medicine or health, divinities of thewind, divinities of agriculture, divinities of the sky, ruler of all the gods,and so on.

Identify the role in the title ofyour table.

Select two myths, each from adifferent culture, in which the divine role appears. Identify the divinitynames and cultures in columns A and B. 

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


Column A

Divinity Name: 

Culture of Origin:

Column B

Divinity Name:

Culture of Origin:

1. How is thisdivinity portrayed? Describe the divinity’s role within the myth.

2. Is thedivinity male or female? What function does this gender play?

3. What are thedivinity’s attributes, such as divine powers or characteristics? What objectsdoes the divinity possess, such as a weapon or animal, that assist him orher?

4. Within themyth of origin, how does this divinity compare with other divinities? Howdoes this divinity interact with or compare to divinities of the same genderand to divinities of the opposite gender?

5. Identify onecharacter from contemporary culture that shares characteristics of eachdivinity and explain why you chose each character. What real-life ideals doesthis divine role represent? How attainable are these ideals?

Part II

Write a 150- to350-word short essay addressing the following: Why do so many cultures havedivinities in similar roles?


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QUESTION 2. Create a 10- to 16-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint®presentation with detailed speaker notes about a contemporary hero or heroine’squest. Refer to the University of Phoenix Material: Help With Microsoft®PowerPoint® Assignments for additional help.

Pick a contemporary story in the form of a novel, movie, orvideo game that is inspired by a mythological epic or journey of a hero’squest. Briefly describe the plight of the main character–the feat(s) he or shemust execute for the benefit of society in the face of challenges.

Identify the villain and describe his or her characteristics androle in the hero’s quest.

Identify other archetypes within the story. Briefly describe theseroles in the hero’s quest.

Identify in detail each of the steps the hero takes in the quest:initiation, separation, transformation, and return.

Research the mythological and cultural origins of the story. Explainparallels between the myth(s) and the contemporary story it inspired.

Analyze any mythological symbolism, metaphors, and attributespertinent to the story. What real life elements might these items represent?

Explain the conflicts between personal desires and communityresponsibility represented in the myth and the contemporary story. Relate theseto the conflicts and choices with which ordinary humans struggle. Explain whythese human conflicts retain relevance through the ages.

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QUESTION PART II WK3 and 4ALL ASSIGNMENTS.docx3. Prepare a presentation about a vacation or a retreat to a sacredplace in mythology, for example, the Oracle at Delphi or the Mahabodhi Temple.This place may or may not currently exist.

Create a 10- to 14-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint®presentation with detailed speaker notes. The use of images is encouraged.

Include the following:

  • The mythological origins, history, and functions of theplace
  • Any sacred objects and attributes associated with thedeities and mythological origins of this place, for example, Apollo’ssnake and lyre or Buddha’s bodhi tree — Discuss the symbolism of theseobjects as used by contemporary people and cultures.
  • A comparison of this place to those that serve similarfunctions in other cultures, for example, mountain tops, temples, burialsites or memorials, and so on
  • The relevance of this place and these objects incontemporary culture — What significance do these places or things holdin the minds and emotions of the people? How do these places or thingsconnect to mythological stories from that culture? What is the role ofplace and the associated objects?
  • The most important facts to know about the surroundingculture, and etiquette and dress to follow when visiting to this place –With what knowledge and experiences would you hope to return home?

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