DISCUSSION OF HOW IT PERTAINS TO ANCIENT AND PRESENT DAY MYTHOLOGIES
<ul><li>Political, economic, social and religious foundation focuses on agricultural year. </li></ul><ul><li>Societies had...
<ul><li>Great goddess </li></ul><ul><li>Mother goddess </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Earth </li></ul>
<ul><li>Birth and childhood </li></ul><ul><li>Fertile period-maturity and reproduction </li></ul><ul><li>Sterile period-de...
<ul><li>Spring-period of (re)birth </li></ul><ul><li>Summer-period of fertility and harvest </li></ul><ul><li>Winter-perio...
<ul><li>New and waxing moon-(re)birth </li></ul><ul><li>Full moon-period of maturity </li></ul><ul><li>Waning moon-death a...
<ul><li>Source of all human life </li></ul><ul><li>Source of all food </li></ul><ul><li>Societies produce children and foo...
<ul><li>Queen embodied the spirit of the Great Goddess. </li></ul><ul><li>All women were highly valued. </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Men were used primarily for procreation. </li></ul><ul><li>SACRED KING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>one year </li></ul></...
<ul><li>Men began to gain more power. </li></ul><ul><li>Sacred kings ruled for eight years. </li></ul><ul><li>Surrogate ki...
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The Matriarchal Society

  1. 1. DISCUSSION OF HOW IT PERTAINS TO ANCIENT AND PRESENT DAY MYTHOLOGIES
  2. 2. <ul><li>Political, economic, social and religious foundation focuses on agricultural year. </li></ul><ul><li>Societies had a cyclical view of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Natural progression is as follows: birth, maturity, death and rebirth. </li></ul><ul><li>The development of lives and life was among plants and animals. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Great goddess </li></ul><ul><li>Mother goddess </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Earth </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Birth and childhood </li></ul><ul><li>Fertile period-maturity and reproduction </li></ul><ul><li>Sterile period-decline and death </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Spring-period of (re)birth </li></ul><ul><li>Summer-period of fertility and harvest </li></ul><ul><li>Winter-period of decay, barrenness and death </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>New and waxing moon-(re)birth </li></ul><ul><li>Full moon-period of maturity </li></ul><ul><li>Waning moon-death and dormancy </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Source of all human life </li></ul><ul><li>Source of all food </li></ul><ul><li>Societies produce children and food </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Queen embodied the spirit of the Great Goddess. </li></ul><ul><li>All women were highly valued. </li></ul><ul><li>Women held important positions. </li></ul><ul><li>Women were heads of families. </li></ul><ul><li>The youngest daughter inherited everything. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Men were used primarily for procreation. </li></ul><ul><li>SACRED KING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>one year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>contests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sacrificed at a religious ceremony at harvest time </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Men began to gain more power. </li></ul><ul><li>Sacred kings ruled for eight years. </li></ul><ul><li>Surrogate kings were sacrificed for fertility. </li></ul><ul><li>2400 BCE=male dominated aggressors went after matriarchal societies and brought (1) social order, (2) political order, (3) heredity ruling and (4) animals as sacrifice </li></ul>
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