The myths share four main archetypes, while “Woman Who Fell.. ” has a fifth, different archetype. Archetypes are universal understood symbols that appears repeatedly in stories from different cultures and across time. The first archetype that they share is a world covered in water, the earth is flooded and has no land. This part relates to the Bible story “Noah’s Ark” when the whole earth flooded and was covered in water. The second archetype that the share is a Life-Giving Tree, which brings food and life to both myths.
The tree gives food and fruits to the sky people and is a center of peoples lives, everything revolves around it. Also in the movie “Avatar” there is a tree called “The Tree of Souls” which is the center of Na’vi culture and religion. The Na’vi believe it allows them to communicate directly with Eywa, their mother goddess. The third archetype is a “Mother Figure” which both myths share. Both women fall from the sky with innocence, and the women from “Woman Who Fell.. ” gives birth to a baby girl and nurtures her then later who gives birth to mankind which are twins.
This relates to everybody because we all have mothers who nurture us and comforts us. The fourth archetype that they share is the great “Turtle” who is the center of the earth. In both myths the turtle piles dirt on his back to create land for the women to survive. This relates to a movie called “Kun-Fu Panda” which the Turtle is the wise one and knows everything that is going to happen. The fifth archetype is “Twins” which is only in “Woman Who Fell.. ”, which represents opposing principles. The twins are like yin and yang, one is good and the other is evil.
They both find new land and start creating things around the earth, the evil one creates something horrible which make the good one kill the evil one. This archetype relates to a Roman Myth called “Romulus and Remus” which both twins are abandoned by their mother and raised by a wolf, then founded and raised by a shepherd. When Romulus and Remus became adults, they decided to found a city where the wolf had found them. The brothers quarrelled over where the site should be and Remus was killed by his brother. This left Romulus the sole founder of the new city and he gave his name to it Rome. The date given for the founding of Rome is 753 BC.