On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 8:44 AM, valkoharja <rintasaa_at_yBjcEggjP3ORxkNrEZiZ4fPBLe1yroZHi0BCspE8cB4rX66djtqCqwyUv1yfY6k83Bh2ICsEGAPwxxHh2g.yahoo.invalid> wrote:
> It's always bugged me when Yinkin is referred to as a tomcat, and it's
> implied (but never stated out loud) that he(?) is only worshipped by men.
> I think that's unthinking bias from male writers. Yinkin is an
> important hunting (and heroquesting) God, and I don't see any reason
> why his worship would be male dominated, let alone exclusive.
> Many heortlings may think of Yinkin as a tomcat, but since there is no
> female cat deity, I claim that Yinkin's gender is actually very
> ambiguous... yinkin is a deity of sensuality afterall, not of male
> In a hunting focused clan I wrote for one PC, Yinkin is a very
> important deity for both men and women, not just the hunter's deity,
> but also an important source of their customs.
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