Rob Ayling writes:
WARS & WIVES
You know of TEMUJIN
for a Great (Mongol)Empire /war born long ago
but did you know he did "bride-service"?
that his first wife (BORTE)was older than him
and initiated him in sexual intimacies?
@the age of nine,his father(YESUGEI)
who had another(older)son (BEGTER)
by his first wife (SOCHIGEL)
took this future Genghis Khan
from his mother (HOELUN)
across the ONON River
where he camped with a family
whose daughter liked Temujin
Intimate relationships affect macro-alliances
We know Genghis Khan for wars and Empires
Less for his growth through intimacies and desires..