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Why so much incest in ancient mythologies?

  1. RKHenry profile image77
    RKHenryposted 6 years ago

    Why so much incest in ancient mythologies?

    Brother and sister marriages in mythology.

  2. Samuel Songungou profile image61
    Samuel Songungouposted 6 years ago

    I'm not sure but i guess thats because they were uncivilised. In a civilised world nobody would practice incest anyway..

  3. justateacher profile image82
    justateacherposted 6 years ago

    possibly because in ancient times incest was thought of differently than it is today. In ancient times, towns or villages were smaller and the world as we know it did not exist for them...for some the people they saw in their village or town were the only people they knew existed. In order to procreate and keep their civilizations going, incest was practiced to ensure good bloodlines - or so they thought at the time.

  4. parwatisingari profile image60
    parwatisingariposted 5 years ago

    Mythology is personification of various stuff, sometimes, we even talk of primal energies, when these are assimilated into human forms, "like Horus"becomes "Horus" thats just an example.
    Another reason is mythology is ancient wisdom and history(or rather memory) handed down orally, so things could have got into a muddle.
    This is just my take I could be wrong, though I think not. smile