Posted 09 February 2007 - 11:18 PM
Sun Tzu found alive!
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 05:11 PM
Twins differing in sex were allowed to die in ancient China, as they were regarded as ‘ghost spouses’; and it was the custom in one of the aboriginal tribes of Taiwan to kill one of the twins at birth. In the province of Qinghai in North-west China, twins are always looked upon as bringers of ill fortune, especially whey they differ in sex. However, in another text we are told that the wife of a pious man was blessed at the age of fifty with male twins, allegedly as a reward for his piety. (300)
Though, I would guess that male twins would generally be seen as auspicious. Does anyone else know about this?
Posted 12 February 2007 - 03:43 PM
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