History Bowdlerise / MythAndLegend

7th Nov '17 3:12:14 AM VicGeorge2011
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** Also, in the Literature/BookOfGenesis, Rahab is occasionally said to be just an innkeeper (or the wife of one.) The mainstream view is that she was actually a prostitute or a brothel madam.

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** Also, in the Literature/BookOfGenesis, [[Literature/BookOfExodus Book of Joshua]], Rahab is occasionally said to be just an innkeeper (or the wife of one.) The mainstream view is that she was actually a prostitute or a brothel madam.
6th Nov '17 2:48:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdowsi Ferdowsi]]'s revision of Ancient Persian tales, the ''Literature/TheShahnameh}}'' everytime the stunningly beautiful (and of course, virgin) daughter of a king falls in love with "Rostam" she begs him to marry her. In his BEDROOM, which she has sneaked into at MIDNIGHT.

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* In [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdowsi Ferdowsi]]'s revision of Ancient Persian tales, the ''Literature/TheShahnameh}}'' ''Literature/TheShahnameh'' everytime the stunningly beautiful (and of course, virgin) daughter of a king falls in love with "Rostam" she begs him to marry her. In his BEDROOM, which she has sneaked into at MIDNIGHT.
8th Oct '17 7:35:30 AM VicGeorge2011
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** There are also children's Bibles, which tend to leave out or downplay the (many) parts involving violence [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence and/or]] sex. Case in point: David's adulterous affair with Bathsheba as recorded in 2nd Samuel, which led to the murder of her husband Uriah, has been changed to David simply wanting to marry Bathsheba, but seeing that he couldn't because she was married to Uriah, had her husband killed in battle so as to have her for himself.

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** There are also children's Bibles, which tend to leave out or downplay the (many) parts involving violence [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence and/or]] sex. Case in point: David's adulterous affair with Bathsheba as recorded in 2nd Samuel, which led to the murder of her husband Uriah, has been changed to David simply wanting to marry Bathsheba, but seeing that he couldn't because she was married to Uriah, he had her husband killed in battle so as to have her for himself.
8th Oct '17 7:34:58 AM VicGeorge2011
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** David's adulterous affair with Bathsheba as recorded in 2nd Samuel, which led to the murder of her husband Uriah, has been changed in children's Bible story accounts to David simply wanting to marry Bathsheba, but seeing that he couldn't because she was married to Uriah, had her husband killed in battle so as to have her for himself.
** There are also children's Bibles, which tend to leave out the (many) parts involving violence [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence and/or]] sex.

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** There are also children's Bibles, which tend to leave out or downplay the (many) parts involving violence [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence and/or]] sex. Case in point: David's adulterous affair with Bathsheba as recorded in 2nd Samuel, which led to the murder of her husband Uriah, has been changed in children's Bible story accounts to David simply wanting to marry Bathsheba, but seeing that he couldn't because she was married to Uriah, had her husband killed in battle so as to have her for himself.
** There are also children's Bibles, which tend to leave out the (many) parts involving violence [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence and/or]] sex.
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1st Oct '17 1:14:29 PM VicGeorge2011
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** David's adulterous affair with Bathsheba as recorded in 2nd Samuel, which led to the murder of her husband Uriah, has been changed in children's Bible story accounts to David simply wanting to marry Bathsheba, but seeing that he couldn't because she was married to Uriah, had her husband killed in battle so as to have her for himself.
10th Sep '17 5:13:12 AM LordGro
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* The Grimms while being trope namers on making things darker had some problems with sex
** Introduced the WickedStepmother into "Literature/SnowWhite" and "Literature/HanselAndGretel" in order to Bowdlerise them; the original edition featured cruel birth-mothers.

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* The After the first edition of the Grimms' ''Children's and Household Tales'' (1812) had turned out a financial desaster, the brothers sanitized their fairy tales for the second (1819) and all later editions, in a successful effort to market them as family-friendly entertainment.
** In the first version of "Literature/HanselAndGretel", both parents agreed to abandon their children. For the second edition, the
Grimms while being trope namers on making things darker had some problems with sex
** Introduced
changed the mother into a stepmother and made the father reluctant to follow his wife's plan.
** The
WickedStepmother into in "Literature/SnowWhite" and "Literature/HanselAndGretel" in order to Bowdlerise them; the original edition featured was a cruel birth-mothers.birth-mother in the first edition.
2nd Jun '17 9:40:29 AM Matthewbr523
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* The averted with the Hades and Persephone myth commonly known as "the Rape of Persephone". While the story is called the "Rape of Persephone", by ancient Greece custom, abducting the bride from her home was part of the marriage ceremony, thus Hades legally married her. The original hyms and stories also make no mention of forced sex ever once happening to 1persephone or even the implication. And marrying a niece kept family property in the family. On the plus side, they had the healthiest marriage of all the Gods that would require little additional censorship. However, it is also came from a different meaning of the word "rape". The Latin word raptio, often translated as rape, simply meant abduction of women. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rape_of_the_Sabine_Women here.]] So it would be more accurately called "The Abduction of Persephone."

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* The averted with the Hades and Persephone myth commonly known as "the Rape of Persephone". While the story is called the "Rape of Persephone", by ancient Greece custom, abducting the bride from her home was part of the marriage ceremony, thus Hades legally married her. The original hyms and stories also make no mention of forced sex ever once happening to 1persephone Persephone or even the implication. And marrying a niece kept family property in the family. On the plus side, they had the healthiest marriage of all the Gods that would require little additional censorship. However, it is also came from a different meaning of the word "rape". The Latin word raptio, often translated as rape, simply meant abduction of women. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rape_of_the_Sabine_Women here.]] So it would be more accurately called "The Abduction of Persephone."
9th May '17 11:06:55 PM triton
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* While everyone knows the myth of Hera and Ixion; to put it short for those who don't know, Ixion attempted to seduce Hera, but get busted and punished in Tartarus. But the details of ''how'' Ixion came to seduce Hera is little knowledge to mainstream viewers and even Greek myth fans. Some of sources stated Ixion try to seduce Hera by caressing her under the table when he was invited to dine with the gods. While the other and oldest version has Ixion performed cunnilingus on Hera.

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* While everyone knows the myth of Hera and Ixion; to put it short for those who don't know, Ixion attempted to seduce Hera, but get busted and punished in Tartarus. But the details of ''how'' Ixion came to seduce Hera is little knowledge to mainstream viewers and even Greek myth fans. Some of sources stated Ixion try to seduce Hera by caressing her under the table when he was invited to dine with the gods. While the other and oldest version has Ixion performed cunnilingus on Hera.
9th May '17 10:55:34 PM triton
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* The Hades and Persephone myth is commonly known as "the Rape of Persephone". This title and the rape implied are often left out of retellings. Nor do they remind the reader that Persephone is his niece. While the story is called the "Rape of Persephone", by ancient Greece custom, abducting the bride from her home was part of the marriage ceremony, thus Hades legally married her. And marrying a niece kept family property in the family. On the plus side, they had the healthiest marriage of all the Gods that would require little additional censorship. However, it is also possible that this came from a different meaning of the word "rape". The Latin word raptio, often translated as rape, simply meant abduction of women. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rape_of_the_Sabine_Women here.]]

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* The averted with the Hades and Persephone myth is commonly known as "the Rape of Persephone". This title and the rape implied are often left out of retellings. Nor do they remind the reader that Persephone is his niece.Persephone". While the story is called the "Rape of Persephone", by ancient Greece custom, abducting the bride from her home was part of the marriage ceremony, thus Hades legally married her. The original hyms and stories also make no mention of forced sex ever once happening to 1persephone or even the implication. And marrying a niece kept family property in the family. On the plus side, they had the healthiest marriage of all the Gods that would require little additional censorship. However, it is also possible that this came from a different meaning of the word "rape". The Latin word raptio, often translated as rape, simply meant abduction of women. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rape_of_the_Sabine_Women here.]]]] So it would be more accurately called "The Abduction of Persephone."
24th Jan '17 10:40:11 AM Salsh_Loli
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** To be fair, homosexual relationships in Ancient Greece was only acceptable if it was pederasty - meaning there should be a huge age difference between two partners. So as if having like 13 years old boys with a grown men isn't going to {{Squick}} modern audiences enough.
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