Interesting facts about dreams Oct. 7, 2019
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Started by metmike - Oct. 7, 2019, 12:20 a.m.

One West African group, the Ashanti, take dreams so seriously that they would allow a husband to take legal action against another man if that man had an erotic dream about his wife.

 Those Ashanti take their sexual relations pretty serious!

Ashanti people

Law and legal system

Main article: Ashanti law and legal system

In the cataloguing of Ashanti familial and legal systems in R.S. Rattray's Ashanti Law and Constitution Ashanti law specifies that sexual relations between a man and certain women are forbidden, even though not related by blood.[24] The punishment for offense is death, although it does not carry quite the same stigma to an Ashanti clan as incest.[24] Sexual relations between a man and any one of the following women is forbidden:[24]

  1. A half-sister by one father, but by a different clan mother;[24]
  2. A father's brother's daughter;[24]
  3. A woman of the same father;[24]
  4. A brother's wife;[24]
  5. A son's wife;[24]
  6. A wife's mother;[24]
  7. An uncle's wife;[24]
  8. A wife of any man of the same "company";[24]
  9. A wife of any man of the same guild or trade;[24]
  10. A wife of one's own slave;[24]
  11. A father's other wife from a different clan.[24][24]
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