DEMETR & PERSEPHONE
(a) What was the consequence of Demeter’s actions?
Persephone was dragged down to Hades and was offered some pomegranate seeds, she ate some, but didn’t realize that that’ s how many months she had to stay in hades.
(b) How did humankind suffer as a result of one individual’s impulses?
The sky turned grey, no one was happy, all the flowers died, the grass turned brown, and there was no happiness.
(c) What does this myth suggest about the effects of an individual’s actions on the community as a whole?
Everyone had to get punished for what had ahhpened, but they could've all just worked together.
Sun and moon in a box
(a) How do Coyote’s ignorance and selfishness cause harm to others?
He was so selfish that he broke his promise not to open the box, just so he could see it himself, and he ruined the weather and ruined peoples lives.
(b) Which character bears more blame for losing the sun and moon? Why?
I personally blame both the Eagle, and the Coyote, because first, the Eagle should’ve never been suckered into giving the coyote the box, and the coyote shouldn’t have been so selfish and opened the box when he was told no to.
(c) What does this folk tale imply about the individual’s responsibility to the community?
They each need to be mature and not screw everything up.
POPO & IXI
(a) Was the Emperor’s decision at the legend’s beginning better for the individual or the community?
The Individual, because the rest of the community doesn't care that much, and the Emperor was just pleasing himself, and doing what he wanted.
(b) Is it ever important to consider the needs of a community over the needs of an individual? Explain.
Yes, because a commuity can help you out more, if you all work together.