Tuesday, January 16, 2007
HERE'S an interesting pantheon site -- with references cited and recent changes noted. Includes pantheons I don’t see every day: Teutonic, Slavic & Eurasian and Haudenosauncee, for example.
The only thing I don't like is this statement in the Haudenosaunee section: "[R]ecall that the Haudenosaunee are matrilineal in matters of inheritence and descent - but note also the difference between matrilineal and matriarchal, which the Haudenosaunee weren't."
What the author doesn't tell you is that the Haudenosaunee (aka the Iroquois) were not patriarchal, either.
I think we need another new word, this time for what I think used to be quite common worldwide: neither patriarchy nor matriarchy but a blend of both. Should we call it "PaMatriarchy" -- "Women and men having equal power"?
Say it like this: "pah - mah' - tree - ar -- kee."
Or should it be MaPatriarchy?
Thnx to ispap for the foto