12 Facts About Animal sacrifice


Animal sacrifice is the ritual killing and offering of one or more animals, usually as part of a religious ritual or to appease or maintain favour with a deity.

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Animal sacrifice was general among the ancient Near Eastern civilizations of Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and Persia, as well as the Hebrews .

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Animal sacrifice usually took the form of a holocaust or burnt offering, and there was no shared banquet, as "the living cannot share a meal with the dead".

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Animal sacrifice, or blot, was an important ritual in Old Norse religion.

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Animal sacrifice wrote that every ninth year, nine men and nine of every animal were sacrificed and their bodies hung in a sacred grove.

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Animal sacrifice during the Hajj is a part of nine step pilgrimage ritual.

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Practices of Hindu animal sacrifice are mostly associated with Shaktism, Shaiva Agamas and in currents of folk Hinduism called Kulamarga strongly rooted in local tribal traditions.

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Animal sacrifice is a part of Durga puja celebrations during the Navratri in eastern states of India.

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Tradition of animal sacrifice is being substituted with vegetarian offerings to the Goddess in temples and households around Banaras in Northern India.

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In some sacred groves of India, particularly in Western Maharashtra, animal sacrifice is practiced to pacify female deities that are supposed to rule the Groves.

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In India, ritual of animal sacrifice is practised in many villages before local deities or certain powerful and terrifying forms of the Devi.

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Animal sacrifice is regularly practiced in traditional African and Afro-American religions.

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