8941Re: [SCA-JML] Looking for suggestions for Kofun and Yayoi.
- Dec 22, 2002Barbara Nostrand wrote:
> Noble Cousin!Let's not start this one again. <G>
> Greetings from Solveig! Yayoi culture does not mark "large scale rice
> cultivation" it marks rice cultivation period.
Even the experts are unclear on the timing involved.
>To quote my late Uncle Bob, "Pish-tosh!"
> The problem with claiming to be a priest is the generally accepted
> notion of the unity between the priesthood and kingship in pre-imperial
> Japanese Society. The Society for Creative Anachronism does not in
> general support free assumption of princely status.
Because the kings also had sacerdotal roles does not mean all priest have
By this logic, every single shrine in Japan was headed by a king, and we
*know* that wasn't the case.
The Emperors in Rome were the chief high priests (that whole "rex et
sacerdos" thing), and there sure as hell were hundreds of other priests
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