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Introduction to Global Humanities                                                         

Reading and Writing Assignment #12



excerpts from:

Mythology edited by C. Scott Littleton

World Mythology by Donna Rosenberg

World Mythology edited by Roy Willis



Page 1: Please circle the correct answer from the four choices below. Australian myth-making can be best understood and described as...

...different clans telling the same stories about the same characters.

...different clans telling different stories about the same characters.

...different characters telling different stories about the same clans.

...different characters telling the same stories about different clans.

Page 2: Please write two or more notable things that you learned while reading this page. 

Page 3: Please summarize the creation myth that is recounted on this page.


Page 4: How do you understand The Dreamtime?

Page 4: How do you understand Djang?

Page 5: The various Aboriginal flood myths might have been inspired by an actual event. What was that event?

Pages 5-6: In the story of the Wawilak Sisters, who caused the great flood, and why?

Page 7: The story of the Seven Sisters provides an alternative etiology for the constellation known in the West as Orion. According to this Aboriginal tradition, what are the stars known in the West as Orion's belt and Orion's sword?

Page 8: What specific etiology is presented in the Dreamtime story of the goanna and the gecko and the sun?

Pages 9-10:  Please write three or more notable things that you learned while reading these pages.

Pages 11-12: What is the name of the Maori sky god, and what is the name of the Maori earth goddess?

Pages 11-12: How many sons do Papa and Rangi have, what are their names, and what are there domains or areas of control?

Pages 11-12: Do these Maori stories of rivalry—children versus parents and brother vs. brother—remind you of stories from other traditions that you have read this semester? Which ones, and how or why?

Page 13: What do you think about this etiology of the coconut?

Page 14: This page explains the Hawaiian ritual cycle of war and peace. What is the name of the Hawaiian war god, and what is he called in other parts of Polynesia? What is the name of the Hawaiian god of peace, and how is he known elsewhere?

Page 14: Why did the Hawaiians kill Captain James Cook?

Page 15: Please name two or more of the deeds attributed to the international trickster hero, Maui. 

Page 16: What else did you learn about Maui from Donna Rosenberg's introduction to the Polynesian creation cycle?

Page 17: What was there in the beginning?

Pages 17-18: Why were Father Rangi and Mother Papa separated, by whom, and how?

Page 18: Which son was opposed to the forced separation of their parents, and why? Which parent did he side with, and why? 

Pages 18-19: What were some of the hardships and conflicts that Tawhiri caused?

Page 19: Which brother was able to resist and temporarily repel Tawhiri?

Page 19: Why was the war god Tu disdainful of his four other brothers, and how did he act on his feelings?

Page 19: To this day, how do Tu's children dominate the children of the other gods?

Page 19: And yet, who is the god that Tu can never finally defeat?

Page 20: Several etiologies are contained in Donna Rosenberg's retelling of "The Creation of Human Beings." Please explain one of the etiologies here. 

Page 21: Donna Rosenberg's introduction for "The Taming of the Sun" is a lesson about the development of Hawaiian literature. Please write two notable things that you learned here. 

Page 22: Why did it take so long for Maui's mother, Hina-of-the-Fire, to make the bark cloth called kapa?

Page 23: When Maui expressed his wish to help his mother by somehow slowing the sun down, what instructions did Hina-of-the-Fire give to her son?

Page 24: What convinced Maui's grandmother that she should help him?

Page 24: Why did Maui need exactly sixteen ropes to catch the sun?

Page 25: In addition to catching the sun, what did Maui do to make the sun surrender to his wishes?

Page 25: After some negotiation, a compromise was reached. What was the compromise, and what were the results that humans enjoyed thereafter?

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