Vinga and her brothers

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 11:20:45 EST

Regarding the question of Vinga worship by males; while it is impossible I suspect the most likely situation where something similar would occur would be where the head of the household worships her and there are male dependents. They would presumably worship Vinga's brothers partly _as Vinga's brothers_. Plus, Vinga defends children as well as women and children include boys. A boy could thus have a peripheral role in a ritual situation. So while a male wouldn't worship her in particular, her mythic role in the minds of men and boys might depend on how important (or normative) she is to their family.
Jeff E

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