Gor versus earth - Part 37

  • Tal dear reader,

    Adira wrote on request about her life living barefoot (you can read all about it here). 

    In my 37th "Gor versus earth" scroll I gonna touch that subject too. 

    Roman clothing explicitly including footwear was seen as a sign of power and as a necessity of living in a civilized world; accordingly, slaves usually were to remain barefoot.

    Throughout history, almost all the religions of the world have considered bare feet as showing the greatest of respect as opposed to shoes. Shoes are commonly removed in holy places in many parts of the world.

    One of the most well-known references related to bare feet as being the respectful option over shoes comes from the Bible. In Exodus 3:5 (KJV), God said to Moses, “… Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.”

    Later, in Joshua 5:15 (KJV), the same command was given to Joshua, “… Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.”

    Nowadays there is even a society for barefoot living. For more info visit their website here.

    On Gor...

    "The bracelets contrasted with the meanness of her coarse brown garment. Thorn fingered the garment. "We will get rid of this," he told her. "Soon, when you have been properly prepared, you will be dressed in costly pleasure silk, given sandals perhaps, scarves, veils and jewels, garments to gladden the heart of a maiden."
    "Of a slave," she said."
    Outlaw of Gor, Page 62


    "To one side, her arms folded, the quirt in her hand, in leather strips and halter, with collar and ring, with high-laced sandals, stood the large female slave, who had originally conducted the girl from the room, and had brought her back today."
    Tribesmen of Gor, Page 78


    "Gorean slave girls, incidentally, almost always go barefoot; it is a rare girl, and a high girl, who is permitted sandals."
    Beasts of Gor, Page 60


    "Slaves, for example, are commonly kept barefoot. High slaves, on the other hand, often have sandals, sometimes lovely ones."
    Vagabonds of Gor, Page 381


    "She was rather modestly garbed, I thought, her tunic coming to her knees. Too, it was not belted. This was presumably to conceal her figure. On the other hand, I conjectured that beneath that garment, woven of the wool of the bounding hurt, her figure might not be without interest. She wore no makeup. She had been given sandals."
    Magicians of Gor, Page 216

    I wish you well,

    Yahto

     

     

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