CHAT: Male Queens and Female Kings (was: CHAT: browsers)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 13, 2003, 14:26|
On Thu, 13 Feb 2003 11:40:28 +1300 Wesley Parish
> > For "Duchess" read "Duke". Her title in the C.I. is "Our
> Sovereign and
> > Duke of Normandy, Queen Elizabeth the Second." AFAIK that does
> not make
> > Prince Philip the Duchess of Normandy, for which he is probably
> > profoundly grateful.
> For which I am profoundly distressed ... ;) There is no sexual
> equality in royal titles, a fact I am deeply distressed to report!
> > > Nor is she the Queen of Manx either - that's a state in free
> > > association,
> > > unless I'm mistaken.
> > The British monarch is Lord of Mann, and has been since 1765.
> > the Queen gets a masculine title there.)
> I'm still waiting for Prince Chuck to become Queen Charles the
> First. (He
> could get some hints from Freddie Mercury, if it wasn't for Freddie
> Mercury's sadly deceased state ...)
> Wesley Parish-
In Piers Anthony's "Xanth" novels, there can only be a ruling King of
Xanth - which means that a woman can rule Xanth, but her title is "King".
Which does make her husband Queen of Xanth. I haven't read the most
recent books, so i don't know if the heir apparent, Princess Ivy, and her
husband Gray Murphy, have become King and Queen (in that order, of
course!) of Xanth yet.
"Send [that god] to me that he might be my husband,
That he might lodge with me...
If [you don't] send t[hat] god,
According [to the ordinances of Irkall]a and the great underworld,
I shall send up the dead that they might devour the living,
I shall make the dead more numerous than the living."
~ ereshkigal, sumero-akkadian goddess of the netherworld,
'myth of nergal and ereshkigal'