I find it so interesting when myths portray a more matriarchal society because most of the myths I am accustomed to are much more patriarchal, for example Hesiod’s Theogeny, the Genesis, etc. In the chinese mythology we see the “great mother” giving power to the weak and the famous Yin and Yang that demonstrated female/male equality. The mention of gods are much less talked about. Similarly, the Mesopotamian Enuma Elish provides us with the portrayal of Tiamat, goddess appraised by gods. I wonder if we can truly say, however, that this is concrete evidence of a matriarchal society? As we know, oral transmission tends to emphasize certain aspects of myth, depending on the transmitter. Could this idea of matriarchy simply be the result of our society wanting to put more emphasis on feminism?