Apr 09, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
eM_Jay saidInteresting. Same idea of a "third sex" can be found in some Hindu scriptures and beliefs. The "two-spirited"/third sex includes all possible ranges of sexuality, but encompasses more than just a sexual relationship. As a 'third-sex person' the roles within the society cover anything from two ordinary men living together in monogamous commitment; all the way to trans members of the community who dress however they please either on a regular basis or for occasions. Seems very similar to the 'two-spirit' way of life because 'third-sex' people are also given an elevated status in the community and they often act as mystics/healers and care-givers.
Also found similar cases of male-'priestesses'in indigenous Namibian bushman (Khoi San) belief systems. Dunno much about em though.
Cool to see that homos weren't always as hated in some parts of the world...