The sex of our gods

Ethos Vol/Iss. 7 Published In Pages: 37-50
By Carroll, Michael P.


"Patrilineal societies should be more likely than matrilineal societies to give greater emphasis to male deities than to female deities" (41).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Fisher’s exact testNot SupportedNot Significantphi= -.02UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Relative Emphasis On Male DeitiesDependentSpirits And Gods
Type Of Unilineal DescentIndependentRule Of Descent