This week, I furthered my research on the science behind the Creation of Patriarchy, and continued to take notes and conduct a summary. I also finished reading about the story of Helen of Troy, who is to be my Greek female “leader.” Though her physical being was not essentially real, her message still was. In Greek Mythology, as well as in Ancient Mythology, for that matter, women played an extremely important role. Religion was, arguably, the pinnacle of life for nearly everyone in Ancient times. The religion and the myths were explanations of the way things worked, like Ra from Ancient Egypt Mythology pulling the sun up every morning. I am almost done developing my “family” tree for Mythological Greek Gods, but as I go on, I find the process being slowed because I am so fascinated by what I find. Every time that I write one person’s name down after researching them, such as Ares, and I get busy looking at the next God/Goddess affiliated with them.
This week, I thought it was really important to focus on the female influence between the Gods themselves, not just towards Mortals. It’s interesting to look at how the Goddesses were so revered by mortal men, but there was a nuance of not respecting mortal women, despite that women were supposed to be ethereal, naturalistic beings who had so much influence in the world of Gods and Goddesses.
Greekmythology.com. “Greek Imortals Family Tree.” Greek mythology,
Accessed 2 Feb. 2018.