Hello. I thought that you might appreciate the attachment. It is a study guide to assist you
in studying for Exam 1. It will give you a good idea of the nature of the questions that I
will ask. PLEASE do not think that you need to answer these questions a
When Zeus matures, he reigns as the chief god in the Greek Pantheon of gods. He appears to have more power and
control than his siblings. Do you find this to be odd? Why or why not? Who are the siblings of Zeus?
Odd? No. The God who sired Zeus, Kronos was
EGYPTIAN CREATION: Who are the Creators?
Please choose one of the personalities or creators from the Egyptian Creation Myth
and reply, describing the creator and his/her role in the myth. You may discuss a
mythic figure from the text reading or from one o
WHAT IS THE NATURE OF MYTH? Varieties of Myth
When do we, in general, personally accept that something is a myth and when do we view something as historical
fact? When could we become offended by the study of myth?
Mythology is a substantial approach to t
EGYPTIAN CREATION: Matriarchal or Patriarchal?
Most Creation Myths can be classified as Patriarchal, meaning that males (or one male) controlled the Creation
process, or Matriarchal, which means that a female or females led the Creation of humankind. Woul
Many tribal myths, especially Native American, are developed as emergence myths. The Zuni,
Hopi and Navajo myths are all emergence myths. What is an emergence myth? This type of myth
is clearly described in the text. What are some elements of emergence my
THE ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST
Background: The Enuma Elish
The Enuma Elish is a Babylonian creation myth recorded in cuneiform tablets, part of the library of King
Ashurbanipal (7th century BC). A similar version appeared in Ninevah, substitu
WHAT IS THE NATURE OF MYTH? Do Myths Give Cultures
Myths gift coherence and soundness to society. They encourage a mutual arrangement of points of view,
qualities, history - and writing, in the stories themselves. Through these shared stories,
Informational (Everyone Read Please): Creation Myths
You may find the Creation Myths challenging to read. If you do, you are not alone.
The Creation Myths are always the most difficult myths to understand for several
reasons. First, the names are not alwa
The golden age in Egypt was 3500 to 2500 BC where they flowered politically, economically, and
The Nile River flooded and receded with predictable regularity, so Egyptian gods were more sympathetic