reply to post by Vicarious10000
I think its all give-and-take equally.
The feminine needs the seed from the masculine.
The masculine needs the womb of the feminine.
The feminine needs the masculine to protect her offspring.
The masculine needs the feminine to expand the tribe.
Obviously sexual identities have evolved and changed over the past 10,000 years as science has helped us handspring up the food chain. However, the
biological imperatives are there. One half of the gender equation seeds and protects, the other half receives and births.
As for determining the gender of the fetus, both parents are involved. Genetics has a pretty good grasp of how traits and qualities are passed on.
I'm not a geneticist, I don't fully understand it. However, in my own family we all take after my dad. Neither myself, nor my two brothers, have our
mother's hair color, eyes, height, or even many facial/body features. However, other of my friends take after their mother's side very heavily,
getting hair color, eye color, a nose, etc from the mother's lineage. Dominant and recessive genes I would imagine. Again though, I don't fully
understand how it works, as genetics is not my speciality.
Oh, and, before Hades became the King of the Underworld, it belonged to figures like Nyx, Hecate, and Persephone (all three of whom have their origins
in cultic worship long before the Greek demiurge arrived on the scene).
This mirrors many other ancient mythologies which have a Queen of the Underworld, like Ereshkigal in Sumerian-Akkadian mythology, or Lelwani in
Hittite/Hurrian mythology. Typically a masculine King of the Underworld comes along as a later addition to the mythology, typically becoming King
through rape and force.
~ Wandering Scribe