Re: Inbreeding (was Bestiality in Prax?)

From: David Scott <sciencefish_at_ZasPYtK440hoQ6R5pOIQ25-irh57cwQg8U3gDqTeboXChSAIdZZvnhiEpO2PrmB7>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 23:09:03 +0000

You said Praxians.

On 19 Feb 2012, at 22:35, Guy Hoyle wrote:

> Yet we've had a scenario where a Sartarite clan suffered because two of the
> members accidentally committed incest, so that notion is found in at least
> some cultures.

Which scenario is this?

> And a great deal of effort has been spent on the marriage
> customs of various Gloranthan cultures, which are partly to avoid the very
> problem of inbreeding. It's an established problem in Glorantha.

Not necessarily. Orlanthi marriage customs emulate the sacred marriage of Orlanth and Ernalda.

Orlanth is himself "inbred", his grandmother Gata is mother to his parents, Kero Finn and Umath. There's clearly a mythical precedent where you can marry your sibling and birth a god. You could have a scenario where a brother and sister unknowingly marry and produce a child destined to be a hero.


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