I think this is exactly why Humakt is a fairly popular cult in Esrolia. Because it is outside the normal hierarchy. Humak is not married to any Earth goddess, so the Matriarchs have no direct power over his worshippers. And if you sever the links to your kin, neither has the matriarch of your bloodline (or whatever they call their basic kinship group).
Joinig Humakt is a way to escape some of the ordinary ties that bind an
Esrolian man, and a lot of Esrolian women as well.
I think the Esrolian Humakti are, by necessity, rather firm. "Sure we'll
help fight these invaders. Just cough up the dough and we'll be off."
They probably have to fight hard to continually prove that they are worth
It is also possible that some Matriarchs realize the need for an escape valve for disgruntled males.
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