In many myths, the rules and physical laws do not seem to apply to the gods. For example, gods marry their siblings, fathers give birth through their foreheads, mothers swallow their children, and so on. From your readings, identify three other examples of improbable, fantasy, or make-believe elements gods enacted. Why are these acceptable in the context of a myth?
Do myths of divinities influence how cultures think of the ideal for women and men? If so, explain in what way. If not, explain why (either way, use specific examples from this week’s readings to support your position). Do you consider these portrayals positive or negative?