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WSII journal I - Gloria Li January 26, 2008 WSII: Myths...

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Gloria Li January 26, 2008 WSII: Myths and Fables Journal I: A Short History of Myth Myths and Gender As I was reading about the history of myths, I realized that the topic of gender was frequently brought up, especially in the earlier times. Gender roles seem to play an important role when it comes to the plot of the myths. This shows that early civilization was obviously aware of the differences of the two sexes and thus, put it into use when writing the myths. In the Palaeolithic Period, where hunting was the only way of survival, I found it surprising that the people worshipped Goddesses such as the Mistress of Animals in Greenland. I expected them to pay respect to masculine mythical creatures since hunting was an extremely masculine activity due to the physical strength it requires. Thinking more about it though, I realized that I should have expected this as I already know that Athena is the Goddess of War and Artemis is the Goddess of Hunting. In the end, I find Armstrong’s explanation for this phenomenon quite persuasive and
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course WSII K10.0639 taught by Professor Lennox during the Spring '08 term at NYU.

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WSII journal I - Gloria Li January 26, 2008 WSII: Myths...

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