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Mythology[ edit ] The word " menstruation " is etymologically related to "moon".
The terms "menstruation" and "menses" are derived from the Latin mensis monthwhich in turn relates to the Greek mene moon and to the roots of the English words month and moon. Synchronisation with the moon[ edit ] Menstruation in synchrony with the moon is widely assumed in myths and traditions as a ritual ideal.
Sacred and powerful[ edit ] Angolan Yombe fetish to regulate menstruation. In some historic cultures, a menstruating woman was considered sacred and powerful,  with increased psychic abilities, and strong enough to heal the sick.
If she strips naked and walks around the field, caterpillars, worms and beetles fall off the ears of corn. The menstrual blood turns into snakes and insects used in black sorcery, before the Maya moon goddess is reborn from it.
His argument was that a certain kind of action — collective ritual action — could establish simultaneously totemism, law, exogamy and kinship in addition to distinctively human language and thought. Everything began, according to Durkheim, when a flow of blood periodically ruptured relations between the sexes.
Buddhism[ edit ] In Buddhism Theravada or Hinayana menstruation is viewed as "a natural physical excretion that women have to go through on a monthly basis, nothing more or less". However, in certain branches of Japanese Buddhism, menstruating women are banned from attending temples.
Some denominations follow the rules laid out in the Holiness Code section of Leviticus, somewhat similar to the Jewish ritual of Niddah. Some church fathers defended the exclusion of women from ministry based on a notion of uncleanness.
However, in most non-Orthodox countries—especially in Europe and North America—a sizable majority of women do not practice this ancient rule, although a minority of women still do. Many Orthodox Christians in Non-Orthodox countries are advised to disregard this practice, as it is seen as an excuse to not participate in the sacrament of Communion and in fact, discourages laity involvement in the service of Divine Liturgy.
Hinduism[ edit ] In hinduismmenstruating women are traditionally considered ritually impure and given rules to follow. In very conservative Brahmin households, women have a separate room to stay in, separate plates and cutlery, and do not enter the kitchen or any sacred section of the house.
Brahmin women who are into activities such as singing, tailoring or art, do not touch their tools for these three days.
On the third day, after the Brahmin woman takes a ritual bath, she is considered cleansed and may resume her normal routine. This often described as a spiritual practice, but is usually only found in Brahmin families - most other subcultures require the women to carry on as normal.
During Ambubachi, the annual menstruation course of the goddess Kamakhya is worshipped in the Kamakhya Temple. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world, attracting millions of visitors each year, particularly for Ambubachi Mela which draws upwards ofpilgrims per day during the 4-day festival.
Islamic hygienical jurisprudence During menstrual periods, women are excused from performing prayers. They should not fast and left over fasts of Ramadan are to be completed during other days.
During menses pilgrimages are allowed; however, circumambulation of the Kaaba is prohibited and is to be performed during other times. Respect for women on their period is valued. They are advised to not enter the praying place of mosque without any important purpose, but are encouraged to be present at muslims gatherings and festivals Eids.
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