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Eunuch guarding a harem in Tunisia


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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Aug-2012 at 19:40
Where did the Arabic word "Harem" originate? It sounds very similar to "haraam" - forbidden
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Yes

Haram and harem same

Harem is part of the house where only husband and close relatives can enter so the women and kids can fee safe

Nowdays most servants in a rich mans harem are women

But in past times EUNUCHS  (khassi) also worked there

All African, all cut clean (majbub)


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Castrates lack testosterone, and so are not prone to agression or combativeness and were therefore seen as trustowrthy in the presence of the ruling class.

It was also felt that removing all worldly temptation from a male made him a better and more focused servant.
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Top 10 Fascinating Eunuchs


http://listverse.com/2012/11/09/top-10-famous-eunuchs/

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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-May-2013 at 19:51
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Castrates lack testosterone, and so are not prone to agression or combativeness and were therefore seen as trustowrthy in the presence of the ruling class.

It was also felt that removing all worldly temptation from a male made him a better and more focused servant.

Nevertheless, some eunuchs became admirals and generals, most notably the 6th century Roman commander Narses
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  Quote Mountain Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-May-2013 at 22:43
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Castrates lack testosterone, and so are not prone to agression or combativeness and were therefore seen as trustowrthy in the presence of the ruling class.

It was also felt that removing all worldly temptation from a male made him a better and more focused servant.

Nevertheless, some eunuchs became admirals and generals, most notably the 6th century Roman commander Narses


Yep, and so did assorted homosexuals, idiots and various others with significant character disorders, physical disabilities and what have you.

There isn't anything sacred about becoming a general or an admiral, particularly in ancient times.


In fact, a lot of very disturbed people became rulers at various times, proving the old adage that such people are like cream...left alone, they rise to the top.
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  Quote Mountain Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-May-2013 at 22:45
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The chief eunuch of the Turkish sultan's harem was black as Africans were deemed more trustworthy than whites. The operation involved all external genitalia being swept away with a razor blade, a metal or bamboo tube stuck into the wound, and the patient being buried up to his neck in hot sand. Only 10 percent survived 


I'm not surprised.  I would imagine that 90% of healthy people would die if treated that way.

The Chinese bound the wound up with rice paper and left it alone until it healed.  Most of the castrates survived.
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  Quote Jinit Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-May-2013 at 23:07
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Castrates lack testosterone, and so are not prone to agression or combativeness and were therefore seen as trustowrthy in the presence of the ruling class.It was also felt that removing all worldly temptation from a male made him a better and more focused servant.
Nevertheless, some eunuchs became admirals and generals, most notably the 6th century Roman commander Narses


Malik Kafur who created havoc all over India was also an Eunuch in the service of Alla-ud-din khalji. He looted and destroyed many hindu temples. It is said that during his single campaign in south India he looted the wealth worth 250 tones of Gold and 700 elephants laden with treasury!!! (famous Koh-I-Noor being one of them ;) )
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Le Van Duyet, the warlord of Southern Vietnam during the early 1800s was not only a eunuch but the major reason that Gia Long succeeded to the title of Emperor. Duyet adopted two sons. When his tomb was desecrated on royal order as a form of post-mortem punishment, his adopted son Le Van Khoi led a revolt that lasted nearly five years and came close to toppling the Nguyen dynasty.

So the Vietnamese kings and emperors also employed eunuchs.
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