History BrotherSisterIncest / Mythology

17th Jan '16 3:16:55 AM Essex
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** Especially vexing in the mystery of [[UnknownCharacter Cain's wife]] who is arguably the 5th human mentioned but comes from nowhere.
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** Especially vexing in the mystery of [[UnknownCharacter Cain's wife]] who is arguably the 5th human mentioned but comes from nowhere. She (and the other wives) are explained in the fifth chapter, which states Adam and Eve had other sons and daughters. The incest becomes more obvious from that point on.
18th Jun '15 8:55:01 AM JoeMerl
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** The Questing Beast was said to be born from a princess who lusted after her brother, and slept with a demon who promised to make him love her back. Instead the demon made her hate her brother, and when she became pregnant she [[FalseRapeAccusation accused him of raping her]], prompting her father to execute him. Before he died the prince said that if he was innocent, it would be proved by his sister giving birth to a monster.
13th Jun '15 5:55:38 PM UraRenge
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* In Zoroastrianism there is a concept known as xwēdōdah, or the holy union of father and daughter/mother and son/brother and sister. It was and still is considered by the religions on of the most pious acts one can perform as a Zoroastrian for reasons that are far too complicated to explain in a simple entry. However, since nothng in the religion requires it and most people simply don't want to marry someone in their family, it very rarely happened outside of royalty.
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* In Zoroastrianism there is a concept known as xwēdōdah, or the holy union of father and daughter/mother and son/brother and sister. It was and still is considered by the religions on of religion as the most pious acts one can perform as a Zoroastrian for reasons that are far too complicated to explain in a simple entry. However, since nothng in the religion requires it and most people simply don't want to marry someone in their family, it very rarely happened outside of royalty.
13th Jun '15 5:55:11 PM UraRenge
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* In Zoroastrianism there is a concept known as xwēdōdah, or the holy union of father and daughter/mother and son/brother and sister. It was and still is considered by the religions on of the most pious acts one can perform as a Zoroastrian for reasons that are far too complicated to explain in a simple entry. However, since nothng in the religion requires it and most people simply don't want to marry someone in their family, it very rarely happened outside of royalty.
3rd May '15 11:41:15 PM nombretomado
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* In NorseMythology (at least according to ''Literature/{{Heimskringla}}''), marriage and breeding between brother and sister were common amongst the Vanir before their alliance with the Aesir. The twins Freyja and Freyr were children of Njord with his unnamed sister. Loki in the ''Literature/PoeticEdda'' also once accused Freyja and Freyr of sleeping with each other, though it's not clear whether this is more than slander.
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* In NorseMythology Myth/NorseMythology (at least according to ''Literature/{{Heimskringla}}''), marriage and breeding between brother and sister were common amongst the Vanir before their alliance with the Aesir. The twins Freyja and Freyr were children of Njord with his unnamed sister. Loki in the ''Literature/PoeticEdda'' also once accused Freyja and Freyr of sleeping with each other, though it's not clear whether this is more than slander.

** ClassicalMythology also had Byblis falls in love with her brother Caunus, and defends their relationship by pointing out how many immortals have had incestuous relationships. Their story was later retold by Creator/{{Ovid}}.
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** ClassicalMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology also had Byblis falls in love with her brother Caunus, and defends their relationship by pointing out how many immortals have had incestuous relationships. Their story was later retold by Creator/{{Ovid}}.

* JapaneseMythology have the first deities Izanami and Izanagi. Some versions of the myth also have the sun goddess Amaterasu married to her brother Tsukuyomi.
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* JapaneseMythology Myth/JapaneseMythology have the first deities Izanami and Izanagi. Some versions of the myth also have the sun goddess Amaterasu married to her brother Tsukuyomi.
30th Mar '15 9:46:39 PM nombretomado
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* EgyptianMythology: Isis and Osiris, Nephthys and Set. In some versions of the mythos, Isis gives birth to reincarnations of herself and her husband who mate even before birth - may sound icky at first, but this is in all probability a fertility myth inspired by the constant rebirth of plants and harvest.
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* EgyptianMythology: Myth/EgyptianMythology: Isis and Osiris, Nephthys and Set. In some versions of the mythos, Isis gives birth to reincarnations of herself and her husband who mate even before birth - may sound icky at first, but this is in all probability a fertility myth inspired by the constant rebirth of plants and harvest.

* ChineseMythology is unclear as to whether human beings originated from divine incest: The first god Fu Xi and the first goddess Nu Wa, both of them beings with human torsos and snake tails, are at once brother and sister as well as husband and wife. It is usually stated that the first human are created as clay figurines by Nu Wa, but both deities are credited as the creators of human.
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* ChineseMythology Myth/ChineseMythology is unclear as to whether human beings originated from divine incest: The first god Fu Xi and the first goddess Nu Wa, both of them beings with human torsos and snake tails, are at once brother and sister as well as husband and wife. It is usually stated that the first human are created as clay figurines by Nu Wa, but both deities are credited as the creators of human.
9th Dec '14 10:49:12 PM Merlock
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** King David's oldest son, Amnon, lusted after his half-sister Tamar, to the point that he raped her.
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** King David's oldest son, Amnon, lusted after raped his half-sister Tamar, to the point that he raped her.Tamar. [[RapeAndRevenge Their other brother Absalom didn't take it kindly]].
13th Aug '14 2:14:08 PM SolomonBlack
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* Literature/TheBible: Adam's and Eve's children only had other family members to mate with. ** This is more implied incest since a common complaint against the Biblical creation story is where Cain's wife came from.
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* Literature/TheBible: Adam's and Eve's children by the more literal readings [[FridgeLogic could only have had other family members to mate with. with]] but its never said explicitly. ** This is more implied incest since a common complaint against Especially vexing in the Biblical creation story is where mystery of [[UnknownCharacter Cain's wife came from.wife]] who is arguably the 5th human mentioned but comes from nowhere.
1st Aug '14 9:27:05 AM QuintanaDS
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Beltane only figures into Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Mists of Avalon", not any of the original stories in the Arthurian Matter.
* In many versions of the [[KingArthur Arthurian mythos]], Morgause is Arthur's half-sister. Their son and nephew, Mordred, eventually destroys Arthur's kingdom. It's complicated further since Mordred was a Beltane conception, meaning he was technically a child ''borne of the gods''.
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* In many versions of the [[KingArthur Arthurian mythos]], Morgause is Arthur's half-sister. Their son and nephew, Mordred, eventually destroys Arthur's kingdom. It's complicated further since Mordred was a Beltane conception, meaning he was technically a child ''borne of the gods''.
8th Mar '14 3:24:03 PM AgentSniff
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** Through in the following stanza Njord defends Freyja, but it's for the infidelity-claim. The incest part is not mentioned. It does make you wonder through...
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