Throughout human history, the legends that a society tells have revealed a lot about their cultural values. This has been true in both the Old and New Worlds, and often displays similarities between the two. The examination of Greco-Roman, Biblical, and Latin American mythologies exhibits many such overlaps, especially in the case of women. All three of these societies were patriarchies, and their narratives work to maintain this status quo and keep women subservient. Thus, their stories can be best described as patriarchal morality tales, designed to enforce good behavior from both men and women while only criticizing the latter. The common denominator across all these stories is women going against societal norms and showing agency of which their culture doesn’t approve. Hence, these stories were probably created by men to demonize women who they saw as out of hand, in an attempt to discourage other women from similarly acting out. In short, women were expected to be loyal to their fathers or partners, passive towards men, faithful to their family and homeland, and caring mothers who put their children first and foremost, maligning any women who went against these expectations. At face value, all these stories vilify women, but when taken in groups, they demonstrate social practices across time periods and societies, always judging women more harshly for committing crimes than they do men. Accordingly, Greco-Roman, Biblical, and Latin American legends serve as patriarchal morality tales that serve to encourage women to accept their roles as subservient to men in society.