Assessment: Mythology Overall, I Do Not Believe

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Overall, I do not believe there is one singular example of a goddess in Greek mythology that fully represents the confrontation of female power and male power. A combination of the myths to me, seems to be more accurate and more fully encompasses the dynamic and tense struggle between male and female power in the illustrious mythology of the Greeks. Artemis, Athena, and Hera together epitomize the full spectrum of power and even the contradictions in power and personality of the female Greek god.

The myths of these women show how women can be powerful, connected to the earth, connected to physical & mental prowess, as well as connected firmly to the feminine, what is domestic, and the family. The combination of these goddess myths also show the spectrum of emotion of women (good and bad) as well as how women are symbols of sexuality, fertility, and virginity. These women are both independent and autonomous, but are also connected to or interdependent with men, with respect… [END OF PREVIEW]

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