Egyptian pharaoh’s married their sisters
Pharaoh’s in ancient Egypt were allowed to married their siblings. It is believed that this custom was instituted because of the relationship between the goddess Isis and her brother Osiris. Isis and Osiris were said to have loved each other so much that they already made love while they were still in the womb. Because the Egyptians believed the pharaoh’s were descendants from the gods they adopted this and thus Pharaoh’s frequently married their sister (or brother).
Cleopatra married both her brothers Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV with whom she ruled together. As pharaoh, she consummated a liaison with Julius Caesar that solidified her grip on the throne. Cleopatra later elevated her son with Caesar, Caesarion, to co-ruler in name.
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