Monday, 2 March 2015

Ancient Beliefs and Sacrifices Documentary

Sacrifice is the providing of food, objects or the lives of animals to a greater purpose, particularly magnificent beings, as an act of propitiation or prayer. While sacrifice often suggests ritual getting rid of, the term providing (Latin oblatio) could be made use of for bloodless sacrifices of cereal meals or artifacts. For offerings of fluids (drinks) by pouring, the term libation is utilized.

The Latin term came to be utilized of the Christian eucharist in specific, occasionally called a "bloodless sacrifice" to distinguish it from blood sacrifices. In specific pre-Christian ethnic faiths, terms translated as "sacrifice" include the Indic yajna, the Greek thusia, the Germanic blotan, the Semitic qorban/qurban, etc

. The term is also utilized metaphorically to explain generous great actions for others or a short term loss in return for a greater power gain, such as in a game of chess. Just recently it has likewise entered into use as meaning 'doing without something' or 'providing something up' (see likewise self-sacrifice).

Human sacrifices were engaged in by numerous Pre-Columbian people of Mesoamerica. The Aztec practiced human sacrifice on an abnormally huge scale; a sacrifice would be made every day to aid the sunlight in increasing, the commitment of the great temple at Tenochtitl√É¡n was reportedly marked with the giving up of thousands, and there are multiple accounts of caught Conquistadores being sacrificed during the wars of the Spanish conquest of Mexico.

In Scandinavia, the old Scandinavian religion consisted of human sacrifice, and both the Norse legends and German historians relate of this, see e.g. Temple at Uppsala and Blot.

There is proof to suggest Pre-Hellenic Minoan societies engaged in human sacrifice. The misconception of Theseus and the Minotaur (set in the labyrinth at Knossos) provides proof that human sacrifice was prevalent. In the misconception, we are told that Athens sent out seven young guys and 7 young ladies to Crete as human sacrifices to the Minotaur.

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