Re: Bestiality in Prax?

From: Guy Hoyle <guy.hoyle_at_NJ3Qxxsd14xBq2V2I7tNY-vuT03iEKnC_fqz14zRLNskSFn-ON6suzBbI_r7OtBBZW>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 17:43:19 -0600

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 5:34 PM, <> 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. 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.
> That Sartarites have a problem with incest only shows that Sartarite
> culture has not the
> myths to deal with it. It's a big jump to assume that the problem is
> common among
> Gloranthan cultures in general. It's not even likely that other cultures
> share the Sartarite
> definition of incest. Bear in mind that much of the RW definitition of
> incest has nothing to do
> with problems of inbreeding but was introduced by the medieval Christian
> church for
> financial reasons. Nor can we assume that the problems of inbreeding seen
> in the RW are
> the same as those in Glorantha. I could even argue that it is not incest
> that brings chaos to
> Skullpoint but kinstrife.
> As for RW cultures and the incest taboo, it existed long before the
Medieval church; the Oedipus trilogy is an example. And the statement about incest on p.33 of *Gathering Thunder* indicates that most Gloranthan cultures recognize it as taboo.

Guy (Hoyle)

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