History of incest

History of incest

Antiquity

In ancient China, first cousins with the same surnames (i.e., those born to the father’s brothers) were not permitted to marry, while those with different surnames (i.e., maternal cousins and paternal cousins born to the father’s sisters) were.

According to the Biblical Book of Genesis, the Patriarch Abraham and his wife Sarah were half-siblings, both being children of Terah (Ge 20:12).

The fable of Oedipus, with a theme of inadvertent incest between a mother and son, ends in disaster and shows ancient taboos against incest as Oedipus is punished for incestuous actions by blinding himself. In the “sequel” to Oedipus, Antigone, his four children are also punished for their parents having been incestuous.

Incest appears in the commonly accepted version of the birth of Adonis, when his mother, Myrrha has sex with her father Cinyras during a festival, disguised as a prostitute.

Incest is mentioned and condemned in Virgil’s Aeneid Book VI: hic thalamum invasit natae vetitosque hymenaeos; “This one invaded a daughter’s room and a forbidden sex act”.

It is generally accepted that sibling marriages were widespread among all classes in Egypt during the Graeco-Roman period. Numerous papyri and the Roman census declarations attest to many husbands and wives being brother and sister. The most well known of these relationships were in the royal family, the Ptolemies; The famous Cleopatra VII was married to her younger brother, Ptolemy XIII. Her mother and father,Cleopatra V and Ptolemy XII, had also been brother and sister.

In Ancient Greece, Spartan King Leonidas I, hero of the legendary Battle of Thermopylae, was married to his niece Gorgo, daughter of his half-brother Cleomenes I. Greek law allowed marriage between a brother and sister if they had different mothers. For example, some accounts say that Elpinice was for a time married to her half-brother Cimon

Incestuous unions were frowned upon and considered as nefas (against the laws of gods and man) in ancient Rome. In AD 295 incest was explicitly forbidden by an imperial edict, which divided the concept of incestus into two categories of unequal gravity: the incestus iuris gentium, which was applied to both Romans and non-Romans in the Empire, and the incestus iuris civilis, which concerned only Roman citizens. Therefore, for example, an Egyptian could marry an aunt, but a Roman could not. Despite the act of incest being unacceptable within the Roman Empire, Roman Emperor Caligula is rumored to have had sexual relationships with all three of his sisters (Julia Livilla, Drusilla, and Agrippina the Younger).Emperor Claudius, after executing his previous wife, married his brother’s daughter Agrippina the Younger, and changed the law to allow an otherwise illegal union. The law prohibiting marrying a sister’s daughter remained. The taboo against incest in Ancient Rome is demonstrated by the fact that politicians would use charges of incest (often false charges) as insults and means of political disenfranchisement.

In Norse mythology there are themes of brother-sister marriage, a prominent example being between Njörðr and his unnamed sister (perhaps Nerthus), parents of Freyja and Freyr. Loki in turn also accuses Freyja and Freyr of having a sexual relationship.

Middle Ages

Many European monarchs were related due to political marriages, sometimes resulting in distant cousins (and even first cousins) being married. This was especially true in the Habsburg, Hohenzollern, Savoy and Bourbon royal houses. Incestuous marriages were also seen in the royal houses of ancient Japan and Korea. Half-sibling marriages were found in ancient Japan such as the marriage of Emperor Bidatsu and his half-sister Empress Suiko. Japanese Prince Kinashi no Karu had sexual relationships with his full sister Princess Karu no Ōiratsume, although the action was regarded as foolish. In order to prevent the influence of the other families, a half-sister of Korean Goryeo Dynasty monarch Gwangjong became his wife in the 10th century. Brother-sister marriages were common during some Roman periods as some census records have shown.

Catholic Bishop suggesting that Government would make incest and polygamy legal

A senior Catholic Bishop suggesting that if the Scottish Government truly believed in equality it would make incest and polygamy legal

Hugh Gilbert, the Catholic Bishop of Aberdeen who said he ‘loved’ gay people told the Scottish Catholic Observer: “Why is it alright for a man to marry another man, but not alright for him to marry two women? If we really want equality, why does that equality not extend to nieces who genuinely, truly love their uncles?”

Surprisingly he went on to suggest that he has some experience of incest within Aberdeen: “And, if you say that such things don’t happen, that they are mere freaks of nature, extreme examples dreamed up for the sake of argument, I say you need to spend more time in the parish.”

The bishop did say that he will continue to work for gay people, just not marry them: “As Bishop of Aberdeen, I know there are gay people amongst the community of the Church. I promise I will always respect and love them and uphold them in their relationship with the God who loves them. But I won’t marry them. It just can’t be done.”

He added: “The truth is that a government can pass any legislation it likes, it can legislate to say that everything with four legs is a table, even when it’s a dog and not a horse, but that won’t make it so.”

Tim Hopkins, director of Equality Network, said: “We are very disappointed the Bishop of Aberdeen should choose to com­­pare same-sex marriage to polygamy and incest. That is offensive and uncalled for.”

Earlier this year, the head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith Michael Patrick O’Brien, said that gay marriage is a “grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right”. He suggested that same sex marriage will lead to three way marriages and compared the government’s support for equality to legalising slavery.

already 6months pregnant

 

 

 

 already 6months pregnant

A woman and her son have done the unthinkable – they have fallen in love with one another. And now they want to marry since the mom, Betty Mbereko from Mwenezi in Masvingo, is six months pregnant and expecting her son’s child.

Mbereko (40), who was widowed 12 years ago, has been cohabiting with her first child, Farai Mbereko (23). She confirms that she is six months pregnant and that she has decided it is better to “marry” her son because she does not want to marry her late husband’s young brothers, whom she says are coveting her.

Betty stunned a village court last week when she said the affair with her son had begun three years earlier. She said after spending a lot of money sending Farai to school following the death of her husband, she felt she had a right to his money and no other woman was entitled to it.

“Look, I strove alone to send my son to school and no one helped me. Now you see that my son is working and you accuse me of doing something wrong. “Let me enjoy the products of my sweat,” she told the village court.

Farai said he was more than prepared to marry his mother and would pay off the ilobola balance his father had left unpaid to his grandparents. “I know my father died before he finished paying the bride price and I am prepared to pay it off,” he said.

“It is better to publicise what is happening because people should know that I am the one who made my mother pregnant. Otherwise they will accuse her of promiscuity.”
But local headman Nathan Muputirwa says: “We cannot allow this to happen in our village, mashura chaiwo aya, (This is a bad omen indeed). In the past they would have to be killed but today we cannot do it because we are afraid of the police.” He warned them to break off their marriage or leave his village.

They chose the latter and have left the village for an unknown destination.

 

 

 

Mother marriage her own son

Mother marriage her own son 

This is a real life story about a 49 year old Texas woman Clara Collins who gave up her son Trent Holmes for adoption and 24 years later the boy turned up at her door-step looking for her real mum in November 2008, it was “love at the first sight” and the pair have been living together as partners.

Lara Collins insists the moment she said “I do” to her husband is the proudest of her life-despite the fact she gave birth to him.

Incredibly, she says there is nothing sick about her relationship with son Trent Holmes, 27, because she gave him up for adoption as a baby and never raised him.

Brazenly, the 49 year old who was reunited with ehr son three years ago and immediately fancied him – even admits their sex life is the “best ever” and says she feels no shame, even though their “marriage” is deemed illegal because of the incest laws.

Clara says: “I know people will be disgusted, but I have a wonderful fulfilling sexual relationship with Trent. I was shocked by my feelings to start with, but I know this can happen between parents and children when they’ve grown up apart. I’ve never been happier – and the sex is mind-blowing!”

Trent adds: “Clara maybe my bological mother, but she never raised me. I even hope that, with help, we can have children.

Horse trainer Clara, from Houstone, Texas, fell pregnant in 1983 aged 22 after one-night-stand. Terrified of being a signle mum, but convince she souldn’t go through with an abortion because she felt it was wrong, she gave her baby up for adoption at birt.

Heartbreakingly, Clara immediately regretted her decision , but it was too late.

For years Clara wrote letter to her son, but never heard a word from him or his adoptive family. She tried to move on, but never settled in a stable relationship or had more kids.

Then, three years ago, in November 2008, Trent, then 24, appaered at her door.

“I saw a tall, dark-haired man standing there. My heart skipped a beat and I knew he was my son. He had my smile and mum’s eyes,” Clara says. “He confirmed who he was and I felt an explosion of joy and hugged him.”

But, incredibly, she faced unexpected emotions. she was hugely attracted to him. She explains: “I couldn’t take my eyes off him – he was gorgeous. One moment I felt he was my son, the next I fanced him. It horrified me.”

The pair taked for hours and Trent revealed how, on his 21st birthday, he was told he’d been adopted and immediately started looking for Clara.

“I kept shaking and bursting into tears,” Clara says. “But the motherly rush I expected wasn’t coming. I felt a terrifying lust. I ran to the bathroom and threw up – I felt disgusted.”

Amazingly, despite her feelings, Clara invited Trent to stay so they could get to know each other better.

“Every day, I fought to feel like a mum – but I could only see Trent as gorgeous man,” she admits. “When I handed him anything and our hands touched I felt sexual tensions – and when he hugged me my whole body quivered.

I lay awake at night wanting to be with him. I was mortified he’d guess how I felt.”

But, astonishingly, Trent felt the same way.

“Ive aways fancied older women and had older grilfriends. I was instantly attracted to Clara,” he admits. “It was so different to how I saw my adoptive mum – I noticed Clara’s sex petitie figure and her boobs. I just wanted to kiss her. It was frightening.”

Consfused, Trent reaserched his feelings online and discovered Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA) – when parents and children who have been separated can feel a sexual attraction when reunited.

Trent says: “It was such a relief to know it was natural. I decided I had to make a move – I knew Clara was the woman for me and it wasn’t wrong after all.”

He cooked her a romantic meal and, after building up courage, leaned in to kiss her.

“I was stunned, but melting all at once,” says Clara. “It was gentle at first and then passionate. It felt so right – but at the sma time so wrong. We kissed for 10 min and then I pulled away, I felt sick.

I kept saying how wrong it was.”

But Trent explained about GSA and Clara began to accept her feelings.

She says: “I never raised Trent, we could have met anywhere and I’d never have known he was my son.
I was suddenly relaxed and shocked myself when I led him to the bedroom and told him I wanted to make love.”

Disturbingly, Clara admits it was the best sex of her life.

She reveals: “We did it twice and both orgasmed. Trent had a wonderful tanned six-pack. Afterwards we cuddled and the guit had gone.”
A week later, Trent told his parents he was moving in with Clara permanently – and six months later he revealed his was his girlfriend.

“They were horrified – I begged them to understand but Mu screamed and Dad threw me out,” he recalls. “Mum said: “We no longer have a son.’ It’s so sad, but I’ve found true love and I can’t give that up for them.”

Clara told four of her friends about her relationship with Thrent and reveals two of them were disgusted and threatened to call the police, though she says the two others were shocked at first but finally told her they wouldn’t judge her.

Last New Year’s Eve, Trent, a telecoms manager, proposed with a £2000 engagement ring and the couple “married” in June.

Clara says: “It couldn’t be an official wedding because of incest laws, but he said he loved me, and I no longer saw him as my son – he’s my partner and love. I really feel we’re man and wife.”

Amazingly, the pair now plan to have kids, despite Clara having started the menopause.

She says; “I’m not ashamed. I’ll do anything to give Trent Kids – we may adopt or use a surrogate.

I want to be the mum to them I wasn’t to him. That feels right.” – Closer

Casey Anthony daughter a child of incest suggests lawyer

Casey Anthony daughter a child of incest suggests lawyer

Casey Anthony’s daughter could be a child of incest according to her lawyer. On July 7 it was reported that Jose Baez discussed new evidence about who Caylee Anthony’s father really is. Baez revealed that Caylee Anthony’s dad might also be her grandfather, based on things that Casey told him over a year ago.

According to the New York Daily News, Casey was sexually abused by her dad and feared that her daughter’s real father was her own father. In fact, George supposedly stopped abusing Casey because he feared getting her pregnant.

“[George Anthony] sat for perhaps 40 seconds with his head bowed. He didn’t say a word. We certainly noted that he didn’t deny it,” Baez wrote in his book, detailing the time when George was spoken to about his granddaughter’s DNA test.

Casey Anthony’s daughter is not a child of incest according to DNA tests that were conducted, but Casey and her dad were always very skeptical about Caylee’s biological male parent—and Baez picked up on this. The whole family was very evasive when it came to questioning and their oddities made people believe more and more than Casey really did kill her little girl. Could it be that Casey’s parents assisted in Caylee’s murder? Many people believe so.

Baez is getting a lot of feedback about his book, “Presumed Guilty – Casey Anthony: The Inside Story” and rightfully so. Baez is clearly trying to cash-in on this family and all of their problems. So far, it’s working out for him, but the public isn’t happy about it.

To think that Casey Anthony’s daughter could be a child of incest and to constantly be bringing it up does nothing but disrespect Caylee. At the end of the day, this is all about her and the poor child can’t even rest in peace. It’s time for the Anthony’s to go away.

State tops in incest rapes

 State tops in incest rapes

Maharashtra and Rajasthan have the dubious distinction of highest number of incest-rape cases registered in 2011, as per National Crime Record Bureau figures for 2011.

In 2011, 267 incest-rape cases were registered in the country of which 43 were in Maharashtra and Rajasthan each, which accounts for more than 15.3%. Of the 43 cases in Maharashtra, four were from in Mumbai.

“One of the reasons why Maharashtra topped the list could be because there is more awareness here, resulting in more cases registrations. The only way to curb incest-rape is to ensure that child is comfortable discussing the issue with at least one member in the family,” said Dr Harish Shetty, a psychiatrist from Mumbai.

“In many cases, the child does not even understand how to explain what he/she had gone through. Also, schools should discuss such issues with children and teach them to inform either their parents or teachers in case they become victims to such offences,” he added.

The maximum number of incest-rape victims in Maharashtra are in the age group of 14-18 years (14 cases), followed by 18-30 years (10 cases) and 10-14 years (nine cases). The remaining six victims are 10 years and below.

In 2011, 15,728 rape cases were registered in Maharashtra, of which in 1,699 cases the offenders were known to the victims. In 43 cases the victim were raped by the parent or a close family member. While in 97 cases a relative was the offender, in 566 cases it was the neighbour.

It has often been observed that in incest-rape cases, the victims do not discuss their ordeal with another family member fearing that no one might believe them. Hence, they continue to be victimised for several years.

Many cases also go unreported as even after the problem has been addressed, the family does not approach the police fearing social stigma.

Usha Kiran Makasare, senior council for CBI and former public prosecutor who fought against women atrocities, said: “The conviction rate in incest-rape cases in high unless the victim turns hostile after being pressured by the family. The victims face severe mental torture as they are raped by the person they trust and then they have to narrate their ordeal again and again — first to the family then to the police and court.”