Re: An observation about Yinkin

From: Greg Stafford <glorantha1_at_3CUcPNCEMXBWV0ClFkxFelXceFMgLEpRYzjBv4qX43J6XJgWAVWIZI0-QwTSD2nHX>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 09:56:19 -0800

YGWV YGWV On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 8:59 AM, Gianfranco Geroldi <>wrote:

> The gender of deities is a difficult matter of debate.
> But, as far as I know, worshippers who are the same sex than their deity
> tend to be more succesful with the myths they play in, as if they perform
> better.

Not so. There certainly ARE gender-specific cults--no men can join Vinga, for instance; and there is a general bias for Orlanth and Ernalda worshipers (though with exceptions, notable Vinga and Nandan)

> An exception are water deities and Heler specifically.

The exception that these individual represent is to be neither male nor female.

> You could certainly have Chalana Arroy male healers or Lhankor Mhy
> sageswomen, but I *suspect* they meet some more resistance in some
> ceremonies and rituals than their counterparts.

Not for me.

> Other exceptions are also gods that in some way renounced to their
> sexuality, like Humakt, but I don't think Yinkin qualifies as such ;-)

Yes, Humakt = no sexuality.

> Just my opinion, of course

And always welcome, especially when it provokes widespread discussion! YGWV

Greg Stafford
Game Designer

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