Kajani wrote:I would not agree to see this so "never, ever, any". When Lord Renly made Brienne part of his personal guard, the rainbow-guard, this was surely uncommon and many people think this (and Brienne as person) wasstrange, but I think that made her a knight more or less. I think she was not the only woman in several thousand years since knighthood exist in Westeros (ok we did not know since when such a thing exist - with the comming of the Andals or how much later?).
Kajani wrote:The faith has something in common with the catholic church and strict opinions about the roles of women - but there are also differences, because septas are much more important than female actors in the catholic church, I think.
DaimosofRedstone wrote:Do i get to not die if i can prove that the girl that just stabbed me is not a knight?
Kajani wrote:coldwind: But can't Septas hold formal church service etc.? Until now I thought they could and have not seen a clear indication they could not. WhichI think in the catholic church this is not so (at least for the most part of their existence). I think the septas are more normal priests as nuns are, given the fact that they work in great numbers outside the religious community. That the wealth-holding "Sept" includes a sept of the faith and a septa OR a septon means, as far as I understand, that both of them are capable of mastering the daily job of a priest, which a nun could not (she is not able to spend the sacrament, I think). You are right that Septas are strong in the field of education, but I think that is in part the result of the perspective of the books. Which people are mainly educated by septas? Young noblewomen. Why? Because they should be educated by women, I guess, and there are no female Maester - septas are (aside from some female merchantmen and noblewomen, I guess) the most educated people in Westeros.
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