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Hum 105 Week 3 Individual Assignment

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Select at least two creation myths from two different cultures. For ideas, refer to this week's readings and the myths section of the Big Myths website for animated presentations of many creation myths. 

Write a 700- to 1,400-word paper about the selected creation myths that answers the following questions:

  • Which world or worlds, such as sky, earth, and underworld, are represented in the myths you chose? What are the elements of these worlds?
  • Describe the creators. Are the creators male or female, and of what significance is gender? Describe what they created, including the steps or cycles of creation. Also, include descriptions of any destroyers or destruction if applicable.
  • Include the role of cosmic occurrences or natural phenomena, such as celestial bodies, floods, rain, wind, and fire.
  • Compare the creators, creations, the steps or cycle of creation, and the cosmic elements of the two myths. What are the similarities and differences?
  • Why do you think cosmic or creation myths are important to a culture? What value do they bring, if any?

Format your citations and references consistent with APA guidelines.

This Tutorial contains 2 Different PPT

Create a 10- to 16-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes about a contemporary hero or heroine's quest. Refer to the University of Phoenix Material: Help With Microsoft® PowerPoint® Assignments for additional help.

Pick a contemporary story in the form of a novel, movie, or video game that is inspired by a mythological epic or journey of a hero's quest. Briefly describe the plight of the main character--the feat(s) he or she must execute for the benefit of society in the face of challenges.

Identify the villain and describe his or her characteristics and role in the hero's quest.

Identify other archetypes within the story. Briefly describe these roles in the hero's quest.

Identify in detail each of the steps the hero takes in the quest: initiation, separation, transformation, and return.

Research the mythological and cultural origins of the story. Explain parallels between the myth(s) and the contemporary story it inspired.

Analyze any mythological symbolism, metaphors, and attributes pertinent to the story. What real life elements might these items represent?

Explain the conflicts between personal desires and community responsibility represented in the myth and the contemporary story. Relate these to the conflicts and choices with which ordinary humans struggle. Explain why these human conflicts retain relevance through the ages.

Format your citations and references consistent with APA guidelines.