The aspect of gender difference has been a major debate since the historical age. Both the cultural and biological differences between female and male has a strong basis on the physical factors that determine appearance as opposed to personality.
The term “Sex” may have a projection towards the biological make-up, but the term genders has a stronger analysis of extra personal traits influencing character and behaviour. It is possible to superimpose different traits of personality and behaviour. Historically one of the characters imposed on men included leadership abilities.
They were strong and powerful family heads and breadwinners. Contrary, female were adored aspects that related to fertility, motherhood and gentleness. The emphasis on the female structural as well as character appearance has a basis on an attractive image and femininity. Arguably, these clear traits defining gender differences present the difference between the male and female divine in the contemporary culture.
Definition of the Male Divine
The male Divine in the contemporary culture has various masks. The title has a strong back up of clear mythic narratives that present their responsibilities Leonard and McClure (2004). The Christian perspective presents the male Divine as a sacrifice for the rebirth of humanity through the creator. He is a companion of other earthly goddesses (Wildrick et al, 2008).
Origin of the Male Divine
Various myths from diverse cultures define the origin and existence of the gods. Good examples include the pre-historical cave paintings or the baffling Jewish mythology known as Kabbalah. The ancient India had Vedas while the northern America had tales of Sioux. He also appeared as the sorcerer of the Cherokee Indians. The male divine additionally appears as Loki the trickster of the Norse people, Legba among the Yoruba’s of Africa and Krishna among Indian believers.
The Neolithic age brought about the rise of agriculture among settlements that had a choice of specialities especially for the role of male and female. They was various tales specifying roles of the male divine for instance, the Orisis who played husband to Isis, Baal among the Canaanites as indicated in Christians’ holy book, the bible and the Wiyot among the Indians (Wildrick et al, 2008).
Male Vs Female Divine
Various tales therefore link the male god to the sky and portray him as the real comrade of the earthly goddess. The Iron god was more aggressive and thus separated from the Goddess to become the King god, Zeus. According to (Wildrick et al, 2008), arguably the divine is beyond gender, therefore cultural, religious and personal believes present the Supreme being as neither god or goddess, there is more clarity over the need for understanding the unified state of affairs.
Zeus in the Greek mythology represents stories of the gods and heroes. It is a clear presentation of the nature of the world, origin and connotation of rituals and cultural practices. The mythical Greek culture has a strong basis on narratives and artistic representations in an attempt to explain in details, the subsistence and escapades of gods.
The Greek literature presents myths in poetic forms accounting for the origin of practices. Artefacts are equally a good source of archaeological information concerning evidence and details of the Greek mythology (Wildrick et al, 2008). The common Gods and heroes feature thus prominently in such decorations.
Zeus also comes out clearly as the main ruler of all the other existing Greek gods. He is responsible for the weather conditions, maintains order and ensures justified governance. In line with Karas, (2010), Zeus presented power to settle disagreements especially among the other existing gods. According to the Greek record, Zeus had other gods connected to him such as Hephaestus, Hermes, Apollo and Ares who were the sons while Hades and Poseidon were the brothers.
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