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Old November 23 2013, 07:39 PM   #25
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Re: Pon Farr in Trek lit

nureintier wrote: View Post
Also says that, after the marriage ceremony, the matriarch presiding over the ceremony watches them consummate their marriage. 0_o
borgboy wrote: View Post
Wow, that is bizarre about the matriarch watching the marriage being consummated.
Something like this was actually done in medieval Europe, at least with kings, since the consummation of marriage was important for determining inheritance and the legality of marriage.
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