Ygrain Posted July 1, 2020 Author Share Posted July 1, 2020 9 hours ago, frenin said: No, these are facts. The problem with your quotes is that you don't consider the context. You give me quotes pre-exceptionalism. You also ignore what I said above - that some people would accept polygamy, others wouldn't (and the relative of the first wife is hardly an example of an objectivity) 9 hours ago, frenin said: How many polygamist are in Westeros besides the wildlings who are considered odd by everyone and the Ironborn?? Incest is the main root of the series, the very plot starts with an incest affair and it's the incest affair the one that carries the plot. Incest is everywhere in Westeros, polygamy, again, simply isn't there, people don't talk about it because people simply don't engage on it. 9 hours ago, frenin said: It's also a fact that while polygamy was a first man custom, It suddenly disappeared with the coming of the Andals... Wonder why would that be. Again, the problem with quoting without actually giving it a thought. Yeah, polygamy is not done these days and the descendants of the Andals and the First Men in the Westerosi kingdoms have the same culture minus the religion. Yet, the olds gods, who don't have any priests or written doctrine, apparently were not concerned with legalities. The Wildlings, who never adopted the Southern way of life, still do polygamy, while they share the taboo on incest. 9 hours ago, frenin said: Nope, the fact is that we have rumours about people entertaining on the idea. If you entertain an idea, you think it's something you can go ahead with. An option. 9 hours ago, frenin said: The fact is that the polygamy was never regularized as the incest was and its use was only done because of dragons. I never said it was regularized, not even among the prior Targaryens. It was certainly considered unusual when Aegon did it. Unusual but possible. Which is what I say even about the later Targaryens: unusual but still possible. Without the dragons, highly problematic, but not outright impossible. 9 hours ago, frenin said: And ofc we have Jorah trying to get in Dany's pants and addresing Aegon and his sisters, not the polygamy in Westeros. That is an artificial dichotomy. Aegon and his sisters founded the kingdom and the royal lineage in Westeros, they are part of it. 9 hours ago, frenin said: That's why legitimized bastards are a thing. Post-legitimizing Jon doesn't do the same for Lyanna's status, though. Mithras and Bael's Bastard 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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