HUM/105 - WORLD MYTHOLOGY Version 3

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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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Answer to Original QuestionThe gods and goddesses that are described in the old myths are very much similar to the human in many of their traits, characteristics and the behavior. To me these are the heroes in the history that are used by the teachers or the leaders to teach us how to do certain things and follow them because they did the similar things perfectly (Dundes, Alan,2011). But they were quite comparable with men in many of their traits, behavior and characteristics and also differ in some of their abilities that made them gods or goddesses for the people. For example the Hermes was emotional like human and also had anger but he was different from human as her can fly anywhere with his winged feet and with a good speed (Dundes, Alan,2011). This quality of his makes him god for the Greek people because this a extra-ordinary thing that a normal human cannot do. Similarly t

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