Hum 105 World Mythology Version 3 2

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. 

Please respond to the two part discussion question responses:


Many gods and goddesses resemble men and women. They may holdsupernatural powers. It is what the Greek calls anthropomorphic, meaning inshape 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, orsome can be beautiful in the face but the body frame in in the form of aanimsl, it can go both ways. Some gods are good just as us, care for others andsome are bad, just as some humans. The difference can be there strength as wellas their body frame in some cases. They are very powerful and have supernatural powers, we are strong but not strong but we don’t have the strength ofa god. Many Gods flooded the land to prove a point, to express anger that hadbeen provoked by others that he/she felt disobeyed orders. The similarities anddifferences are very important to their devine status. Without that, the worldthat was created by the Gods, wouldn’t be created. Divines can be in the worksvision, prophecies, souls resurrection, immortality, and alsosalvation. And without that, divine status of a god or goddesses would be thatmuch important.

Reference and – goddesses

Wikipedia ( BobulaIda, Yearbook of Ancient and Medieval History 1953)


Gods and Goddesses that are described in the myths resembles human men andwomen because as our text states “Odin, with his natural love of battleand bloodshed made him restless (Leonard & McClure, 2004).” Thisstatement is like many people in this world today not necessarily the love ofbattle and bloodshed, but people tend to have things that prevent them frombecoming restless whether it be hunting, writing, or anything else that theycan think of. The gods and goddesses that are described in the myths differfrom men and women because of the powers that they hold and they many differentthings that they can do like as the text says “Odin, was not content withbeing able to see everything that happened in the nine worlds (Leonard &McClure, 2004).” The similarities is what makes men and women able toconnect to who the gods and goddesses are in the myths.  The differencesthat the gods and goddesses is what puts them on that divine status. Normal menand women would not be able to see the nine worlds which when comparing Odin tomen and women would make him divine. A similar thing between men and women andthe gods and goddesses is that we both constantly fight over what they fell isright. 


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

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