Re: Cho Chang not Ginny
- From: Louis Epstein <le@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 21:45:26 -0500
BubblyBabs <ng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
:> :> And what of kings, always offering their daughters to the first hero
:> :> who saves them. Killing a dragon does not a great husband make.
:> : No, but it gets the daughter off his hands. Daughters in a patriarchal
:> : society are considered a liability, fit only for bargaining them off
:> : to someone for political advantage.
:> : Sorry about that, women's lib folks, but that is the way things WERE.
:> More practically,these kings are usually shown as being without sons,
:> and a dragonslayer would presumably make a good successor.But legitimacy
:> as a successor requires marrying into the old dynasty.
: No sons probably due to inbreeding... Marrying the daughter off to a hero
: would probably guarantee he was not related and would introduce new genes
: into the pool...
Does inbreeding reduce fertility?
Besides,mediaeval peasants were more likely to be inbred than royalty;
royals married distant cousins from distant cousins while serfs were
rarely allowed outside their own lords' lands.
The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
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