Eunuchs in Glorantha
>1: Castration for keeping boy soprano (Real World, Roman Catholic, In my opinion, Gloranthan Rokari chorus?)
(All answers except one from Peter Metcalph):
Why not? They would be prohibited from holding clerical office so we can
drag in the protestant myth about the special chair used to check the dangly
bits of papal candidates.
>2: adminstration for halim (RW, china and persia, and Gloranthan Carmania,
Kralorela? I think Gloranthan dragon n emperor has some prohibition to sexual relationship like Dragonewt immaturity, but we know only after the status of NDR oppression.
Godunya does have eunuch attendants but he doesn't have a harem or at least
has no interest in one. Shavaya, Mikaday and Thalurzni all have had wives
Eunuchs are also found in Esrolia where they serve the ruling queens.
>3: Religious aim for prohibiting sexual relation (RW, priests of Cybele,
jaggermen in Maya. I think some Dayzaytarian in Glorantha also categorized
I don't think the Dayzatari cut their bollocks off. There are eunuchs within
the Lunar Empire but its a general practice and related to the slavery
traditions of Pent (where male slaves are gelded).
>4: Crime Punishment (Like Historian Suma Qian in Real World china)
Practiced in the Lunar Empire and the organs are fed, I suppose, to Gorgorma
or perhaps Yara Aranis. Babeester Gor Axe Maidens also perform it on those
who have defiled the earth (and if they only take the balls, you got off
When they hanged, drawn and quartered people in england, castration was
one of the many "quarterings" they performed. If I Remember Correctly
they then stuffed the organ into the mouth to stop them shouting "Freedom"...
>5: For imperial security, isolated caste foundation from outside society (Admiral Zheng He in Ming Dynasty)
<<No Answer from Peter, but I think Dragonsons of Kralorela are born inmaturely and non-sex as dragonewts, and they serve his father and successors as if the Court is their family, and castrated normal human maybe called by such title.(2003 / September / 09, Terra)>>