The sex of our gods

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


"Among those societies in which parents are the primary agents of socialization, cognatic and double-descent societies should give greater emphasis to female deities than should purely unilineal societies" (48).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Fisher’s exact testSupportedp<.005phi= .47UNKNOWN


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