> I was thinking of some od the more active women, such as Queen Mebdh
> and the
> warrior Aoife who used the power themselves,
But, in Indo-European thought, women don't have to be protected
against unintended release of power in the same way.
BTW, I'm not saying I agree with all this. I'm just explaining
how the model works.
> Also, as to being trapped into breaking geasa, CuChulainn was put into
> double bind of not refusing food and not eating hound. Either way he
> had to
> violate a geas.
As I noted in my previous post, C/u Chulainn's mistake was
choosing to go into battle after being warned that it would bring his
death. He made a free will choice and chose the wrong thing. Making
wrong choices upsets the balance, and once you upset the balance, things
like being forced to violate your geasa are the consequence. He
initiated the chain of events by his own choice. Being trapped in
situations where he had to violate his geasa was the consequence of a
wrong choice he made, not the universe turning on him.
Of course, the first choice he made was to take up arms on a day
when he was guaranteed everlasting fame but a short life.