Examine the role of fire in religion and spirituality. Select a fire deity or go

Examine the role of fire in religion and spirituality. Select a fire deity or go

Examine the role of fire in religion and spirituality. Select a fire deity or god/goddess, and the corresponding religion. Conduct research about the religion and the deity and write a brief essay about the relation between fire and the corresponding religion as exhibited by deity. How does this deity relate to the culture of the corresponding society? What does it signify about the relationship between people and fire and their specific environment?
Please do not select Greek or Roman gods. Please do not select Agni.
The essay should be a minimum of 900 words, plus illustrations, if any. You must cite all the sources that you have consulted.
Pleases share the fire god of choice with me before starting
Also a short PowerPoint that summarizes the essay.
Recommended readings:
“Fire Celebrated,” chapter 8 from the book “Fire: Nature and Culture” (pp. 138-154) by Stephen Pyne.
The following passages from the book “Fire and Civilization” by Johan Goudsblom.
– “Fire in Religion,” pp. 119-125, from chapter 6, “Fire in Ancient Greece and Rome.”
– “Fire and Sacrifice,” “Fire as a Sign of Divine Power,” and “Fire as a Sign of Divine Anger,” pp. 75-87, from the chapter 5, “Fire in Ancient Israel”
– “Fire in Ritual and Religion,” paper in Irish Journal of Psychology by Belinda Winder (attached)
– https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4874404/
– https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fire_gods
– http://www.authorsden.com/categories/article_top.asp?catid=62&id=43114
– https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199232444.001.0001/oxfordhb- 9780199232444-e-5
Grading Criteria
Written Essay:
Logical structure of the essay
Well-articulated discussion of fire and the religion and culture of the corresponding society Well-articulated relationship between fire and the deity
Note on references consulted and citations:
– The essay must include citations to sources of information used in the narrative
– References listed must include web links so that they are easily accessed
– Citations within the text should be detailed enough to pinpoint the information used (for
example, if a book is cited the exact page number(s) must be indicated)
-A standard citation format must be used consistently

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