Matriarchal societies (a time when women govern or rule) consist of peaceful people. They have no violence at all, no crime, no war, no weapons to defend, and no walls to protect their cities.
In Egypt, the matriarchal period seems to have spanned an unknown length of time beginning before recorded history, ending around 1570 BC. During this time, the creator the universe and all other gods and deities were considered to be a female serpent. Statues of the worshipped Venus were found in almost every household, and Pharaohs were actually women, not men.
Many believe that people of this time has no knowledge on the process of conception. To them, pregnancy and childbirth were nothing short of a miracle. Magic. Seeing as how the woman held sole responsibility for creating life, family lineages were traced back through the mother. Women were the only people allowed to own property, and daughters were always the ones to inherit the throne in royal families.
Going back in time would have been a fun place in ancient Egypt. As the people hadn't learned the concept of having one unique father, women were free to sleep with whom they pleased often having multiple partners before marriage. Pregnancy was considered a blessing, and young girls were more than proud to come home to their parents flaunting with a newly protruding belly. Normally, women were the ones in charge of pursuing and seducing men, and had their pick of the lot.
Then, around 2400 BC, thousands of men invaded Egypt from the north who brought with them their own religion, which worshipped a male god. They began teaching Egyptians the concept of light as good and dark as evil. This is when the male sun-god Ra came into being, battling the female night serpent Apep, and beating her every morning at sunrise. This myth parallels the battle between the matriarchal Egypt, and patriarchal invasion from the north.
This was a violent war-torn period. With the Egyptians initially refusing to surrender to these Northern foreigners, and the army battling their ways into the people and the land.
Around 1570 BC, women officially lost their right to choose their husbands, the wife becoming the husband's property of sorts. Children became members of the father's line, and a male god became generally accepted as the creator of the universe.
Foreign princesses were offered to male kings for marriage without their consent, along with foreign women to Egyptian men. Female priestesses were no longer allowed to practice, and the word pharaoh was seized by male kings. The were pharaoh was forcibly used to represent the king.
The patriarchy was settled.
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