Discuss the role of the female divine in the Polynesian myths


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1. Discuss the role of the female divine in the Polynesian myths you read. Use Marija Gimbutas’ Female Divine (Goddess of Life, Death and Regeneration) and provide at least one example of each.
2. Examine Maui’s role in light of the Trickster archetype. Give examples from the texts you read.
3. Evaluate the role of nature in Polynesian myths. Give at least three examples. You may want to read the section (pp. 320-330) on sacred places to help you. How does nature participate in the creation process, etc.


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