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Fri Jun 19, 2020, 08:31 PM

1. In Irish myth

The high king of Ireland has two wives: a mortal wife and the goddess/fairy Madb (Maeve). Maeve never died and each king in succession also had to marry her and sometimes have children with her. One presumes this tradition would have held even if she was their mother (and I believe in at least one instance just such a marriage was alleged).

Perhaps this legend is a call back to royal incest.

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