The Africans believed that females mistakenly summoned evil. The story started when a woman that bothered everybody (“But there was a woman named Mbokomu who bothered everybody [PM 47],”) was sent down from the heavens to earth with her son and daughter and given the mission to create the human population through reproduction (“Cast out of paradise, she descends to earth with her children and encourages them to incest [PM 47].”) Because they are the only humans on Earth, the mother orders her son to impregnate his sister. In result, creating a weak yet close bond between the two siblings that later leads to consequence. (“Your sister is a woman, his mother replied. Take her an...
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... that the African and Near Eastern myths both betray the fact that females were somehow involved in the creation of evil but in completely opposite ways. It is found that this resulted in completely different outcomes in exactly how significant the evil was in each story. When comparing the two myths, the act of unintentionally summoning evil in the African myth had more on an effect on the overall world than the intentional act that was taken in the Near Eastern myth. It is found that the female character in the Near Eastern myth used the fear quality of evil to her advantage by using her ability to spawn creatures that will put fear into her enemies to allow her become looked at as the powerful one. Therefore we come to a conclusion to find that many regions share the belief that evil was brought upon the world in different ways that involve the actions of females.
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