transgender shamans

From: David Cake <>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 01:55:44 +0800

John Hughes wrote:
>Now transvestism is also often associated with magical potency: the
>'muliebri ornatu' of Tacitus' Germans, the seithr cults of the Poetic Edda ,
>Roman priests of Magna Mater, the Krishna cult's gopi men.
>It is also often associated with shamanic power; the Amerindian berdache and
>the cross-dressing Siberian among dozens of others.

        And either transvestitism or other transgenderism is associated with shamanic power in Glorantha too, particularly when its outside normal social bounds, though not AFAIK among the Orlanthi. There are the Doraddi Noruma shamans, for example.



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