Apr 18th, 2014
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Original question: In general, how do the gods and goddesses described in the myths resemble human men and women? How do they differ? Are the similarities and differences important to their divine status? Explain why or why not, using supporting examples from your text. 

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Many gods and goddesses resemble men and women. They may hold supernatural powers. It is what the Greek calls anthropomorphic, meaning in shape of a man. There are other God's and Goddesses who looks like animals. Some had the head of a animal while the rest of the body was in human form, or some can be beautiful in the face but the body frame in in the form of a animsl, it can go both ways. Some gods are good just as us, care for others and some are bad, just as some humans. The difference can be there strength as well as their body frame in some cases. They are very powerful and have super natural powers, we are strong but not strong but we don't have the strength of a god. Many Gods flooded the land to prove a point, to express anger that had been provoked by others that he/she felt disobeyed orders. The similarities and differences are very important to their devine status. Without that, the world that was created by the Gods, wouldn't be created. Divines can be in the works vision, prophecies, souls resurrection, immortality, and also salvation. And without that, divine status of a god or goddesses would be that much important.

Reference - and - goddesses

Wikipedia ( Bobula Ida, Yearbook of Ancient and Medieval History 1953)


Gods and Goddesses that are described in the myths resembles human men and women because as our text states "Odin, with his natural love of battle and bloodshed made him restless (Leonard & McClure, 2004)." This statement is like many people in this world today not necessarily the love of battle and bloodshed, but people tend to have things that prevent them from becoming restless whether it be hunting, writing, or anything else that they can think of. The gods and goddesses that are described in the myths differ from men and women because of the powers that they hold and they many different things that they can do like as the text says "Odin, was not content with being able to see everything that happened in the nine worlds (Leonard & McClure, 2004)." The similarities is what makes men and women able to connect to who the gods and goddesses are in the myths.  The differences that the gods and goddesses is what puts them on that divine status. Normal men and women would not be able to see the nine worlds which when comparing Odin to men and women would make him divine. A similar thing between men and women and the gods and goddesses is that we both constantly fight over what they fell is right. 


Leonard, S., & McClure, M. (2004). Myth & Knowing: An Introduction to World Mythology. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill

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