Re: Polyandry

AnonEMoose (
Thu, 14 Nov 1996 12:02:55 -0600

Michael J. Weaver <> wrote:

> Polyandry is a form of Polygamy where the Woman has multiple husbands.
> Note in Polyandry societies this right does NOT equally apply to males.
> Does anyone know if this is still legally practiced in any
> society/country today? Thank you.

Apparently in most cases of polyandry a group of brothers
shares a wife, and the woman is not necessarily really all that
dominant. There's a guy called "Peter Prince of Greece"
who spent years tracking down the cases of polyandry. I've
cross-posted this to sci.anthropology, where they would be
likely to know more about it.