How to prevent incest from happening?

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  1. Raven Evernight

    Raven Evernight You cared but only when it was too late ⚓️

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    You know the story oedipus don’t you think he could have been prevented from marrying his mum if she as a precaution gave him a scar somewhere noticeable so she’d be able to identify him like the prophecy about marrying the mother should have made her think what if it actually happens and try to at least do something to stop it from happening what do you think she could have done to stop it?
     
  2. zetsuen_dark

    zetsuen_dark [unbound yet still not free] [european robin]⚓️

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    castration. easy.
     
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  3. Lissi

    Lissi 『Queen of Lissidom』『Holy Chibi』『Western Birdy』『⚓』

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    They could have just not abandoned him in the first place lol
     
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    Dokja6116 not suspicious

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  5. Effugium

    Effugium [Investigator], Praise Shigure-sama

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    I am not familiar with that story but that could have been prevented by not going after someone much younger/older than you i think :hmm:
     
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    Dokja6116 not suspicious

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  7. Dudduls

    Dudduls Well-Known Member

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    I think in Ancient Greece girls were moms at a young age. It's possible the age gap wasn't that big
     
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  8. simak

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    It was to a queen, which falls under political marriage.
     
  9. Raven Evernight

    Raven Evernight You cared but only when it was too late ⚓️

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    Left, while still a baby, to die in the mountains by his father – who had been warned that his son would kill him and marry his wife – Oedipus was eventually adopted by the childless King Polybus and Queen Merope of Corinth. After accidentally finding about the gruesome prophecy himself, in fear and disgust the young Oedipus fled Corinth and – guided by cruel destiny – wound up crossing paths with his real father at a narrow crossroad; after a brief argument with Laius’ charioteer over who had the right to go first, Oedipus killed both of them. Wandering aimlessly, he subsequently reached the city of Thebes where he encountered the monstrous gate-guarding Sphinx; after he answered her riddle, the Sphinx went mad and hurled herself to her death. As a reward for rescuing the city from this vicious beast, Oedipus was afterward offered the vacant throne of Thebes and the hand in marriage of the ex-king’s widow, his very own mother. Jocasta bore her son four children – Polynices, Eteocles, Antigone, and Ismene – before a belated investigation into the death of Laius led Oedipus into discovering the dreadful truth of his marriage. Upon realization, Jocasta hanged herself, and Oedipus gouged his eyes with two pins snatched from her regal dress.
    Source: https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Mortals/Oedipus/oedipus.html
     
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    simak Well-Known Member

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    If I recall correctly, it was prophesied. The scar could have been hidden by a burn later on.
     
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    Even if that is the case the age gap would be at least 14 (average menstration start) and greek girl in particular (at least spartans) would be 18 until they are give birth(spartans want healthy kids and below 18 or even 20 is mostly unhealthy or the mother die)
     
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    It’s a tragedy, so no matter what, it had to end badly. I suppose it’s meant to teach us all that our parents aren’t perfect and would willing sacrifice us if the situation called for it. (My parents definitely would) Also that we are all home wreckers that would choose to gouge out our own eyes instead of accepting the truth. Dim view of humanity if you ask me.
    It is true that we need to walk away from our parents at some point and stand on our own. And that we will all feel betrayed or misunderstood by our parents at some point. But wouldn’t it be better to just move out and not kill random strangers on the street. Then us killing our own dad will be much less likely. Of course it would all be a lot easier if our parents didn’t throw us out for their own self interest. Then we would recognize them and not accidentally marry our own mother, or kill our own father (did he deserve it... if he did is it really that bad?) problem solved.
     
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  13. elengee

    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    Such a heretical topic.:blob_coughblood:
     
  14. Ratatoskr

    Ratatoskr [Aruruu's proud dad] [The False Gentleman]

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    Easy, don't believe in prophecies. Why can't everyone be like kratos?
     
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    Neiri Well-Known Member

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    Why do we have to side with Zeus and captured and tortured Prometheus. ......Oh you talking about the game God of War Kratos not the original Kratos
     
  16. HamsterOverlord-sama

    HamsterOverlord-sama Mad scientist/Revered wizard/Alleged antichrist

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    I don't know the story but if it was prophecied, then I suppose it was unavoidable.
     
  17. Raven Evernight

    Raven Evernight You cared but only when it was too late ⚓️

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    No it wasn’t the idiot father caused it to happen if he didn’t try to kill the son and raised him he wouldn’t have killed him
     
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    HamsterOverlord-sama Mad scientist/Revered wizard/Alleged antichrist

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    But he did. As was prophesied.
     
  19. Raven Evernight

    Raven Evernight You cared but only when it was too late ⚓️

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    It was a self-actualising prophecy he caused it to happen by his own actions if he did nothing it would have happened