Someone on r/AskHistorians asked about why students learn about the the Hapsburgs, but not Egyptian examples of inbreeding. Check out what I learned while sourcing my response and planning an article about creating fictional worlds with inbred dynasties.
Incestuous dynasties were were common in ancient Egypt, Hawaii, the Inca kingdoms, pre-industrial Thailand, Phoenicia and several African realms. [Source]
Incestuous European dynasties like the Hapsburgs tended to marry their cousins, whereas more ancient marriages tended to be between siblings. [Source]
While yes, varieties of sibling marriage were common in Egypt, so was polygamy and the products of incestuous marriages were not typically the heir. [Source]
Marriages between individuals who grew up together young age are typically sexless due to something a type of sibling avoidance called the Westermarck effect. [Read More!]
@AsukaSuzuki360 @xScratt @Scuttlest Don't forget Sima Shi whom married his sister whom was his third wife. And Yang… https://t.co/Bcubhf1Pln
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