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Roles of women in different Cultures and Myths

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Joseph Stasiak

on 23 May 2013

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Norse Women In the society women were under the rule of their husbands or father
The husband could kill his wife if he didn't want to be with her anymore
They mostly were domestic, tending to fields and the home
In myth the women were strong, Mulan is one of the women that really shows this
Many men feared women in myth such as Ba, because she brought drought, death, and illness. The Chinese Native American women played a huge role in their tribes, some women had more power then men.
They were mother, builders, farmers, warriors, etc.
Women provided a very good structured society so that the tribe could survive.
Just as strong in myth as they are in the society. Native American Aztec, Mayan, Inca All these societies viewed women almost identically
Women were need for religious, economic, and political reasons
Very strong in the society and were more than just domestic
They were under rule of husband if he had power
Wife ruled the people when the king was gone Norse Women Played a very big domestic role and were forbidden to trade or fight
They were ruled by their husband or fathers
Women are mainly supposed to be within the home but they have quite a bit of freedom and can go off and do many things by themselves.
In myth women contain many characteristics that are similar to men Not a significant role within the society but have a huge role in the epics and myths
Backbone of the Norse culture
Women tend to everything besides trading and fighting, without them there would be no home, clothes, food, etc. women are the key to a successful and functioning society, without women society would not be here today. Roles of Women In
Different Cultures
Their Myths Chinese Cont. Ba played a huge role in myth because many men feared her since she was the goddess of drought. She helped her father defeat Chi You after he summoned a water and wind god.
Mulan was in the army for 12 years and joined by choice. But she was skilled in many different weapons unlike in the movie. Chinese Women Women were needed for the society to function
Without women nothing would have gotten down
Men would of had nothing Native American Myth Goddesses argued, went on journeys, gave gifts to people in need.
Sedena, sea goddess of the Arctic tribe, was very strong as she had to overcome many obstacles.
Whope is the daughter of Sun Wi and Moon
Brought peace pipe to Sioux Indians as sign of respect and peace. Native American Women Played the role of both man and woman
Made the society go round
Without them their would have been no shelter, weapons, medicine, etc. Aztec, Mayan, and Inca myths Mama Allpa is the fertility goddess of the Inca, she is depicted with multiples breasts to represent her nurishing the Earth
Lx Chel, also known as Red Rainbow, brings disease and illness to people. In the postclassic she is known as the goddess of fertility, weaving and childbirth.
Tlazolteotl is known as the goddess of purification and filth. It is said she causes people to commit evil deeds and then after they would pray to her and she would forgive them for the evil things that they have done. Inca, Mayan, Aztec Women played a very big role in the Mayan, Aztec, and Inca societies
Needed them to maintain order and keep balance
Had a lot of power and were treated as equals Myth and Women Hervor is a warrior-woman. Raises 11 uncles from dead and demands inheritance that is rightfully hers.
Frigg, wife of Odin, fertility goddess of the Norse is closely related to Aphrodite and both have the same fish symbol. Also associated with promescuity.
Freya, goddess of war and love, is a very tricky girl and is known to do whatever takes to get what she wants. An example is her and the dwarfs when she gets the golden necklace.
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