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1. The Phoinikika, a singular by way of Lollianos, incorporates a special description of this kind of ugly sacrifice: A. Henrichs, Die Phoinikika des Lollianos (1972); cf. Henrichs, "Pagan Ritual and the Alleged Crimes of the Early Christians," in Kyriakon, Festschr. ]. Quasten (1970), 18 - three five . nThuc. eight. seventy three. three 'Y TTEpjioXov . . . aTroKTeivovcnv, iria-riv SiSopref ainoW, cf. Plat. Apol. 32c at the request of the Thirty to Socrates, (3ovkop. evoi 7rX. etcrrovs avairkf)tTui a'mojv. The mutilation of the herms w as an identical ttu ttk, Andoc. 1. sixty seven— and also a symbolic castration (Aristoph. Lys. 1094, Schol. Thuc. 6. 27). Cf. additionally Diod. 1. 2 1. 2 . 12Thebais fr. three Kinkel/Allen— even the Grammarian who stated the passage (Schol. Soph. OC 1375) chanced on this motivation completely primitive, rsXew? a y e v m . Cf. the btpaipia i v Tati? for the Spartan king, Xen. . a long time. five . 1; the double element for Hanna, Sam uel's later mom, I Sam. 1:5 . ,3Thuc. 6. fifty six. “ Thuc. 1. 25. four oihe Koptviiiw avSpi rrpoKarapxoixevoL. the location is defined via Andoc. 1. 12 6 : sacrificers deliver the sufferer to the altar and ask the priest KarapZarrtiai. 37 SA C R IF IC E , H U N T IN G , FU N ER A R Y R ITU A LS ulate social interplay in dispensing, givin g, and taking. the actual fact that consuming becam e cerem onial essentially distinguishes hum an be havior from anim al. as soon as the lethal knife has been used at the vic tim, intraspecific aggression m ust be put aside. this is often accom plished via an consuming inhibition evoked by means of rituals that excite anxiousness and guilt. given that a looking society m ust aid w om en and kids, ab stinence becom es an excuse: w e killed for the sake of others. therefore, there's frequently a rule that the killer, the sacrificer him self, m ust chorus from consuming. A n d this isn't so in simple terms in hum an-sacrifice;15 H erm es, the cattle-killer, m ust additionally obey this rule, and sim ilarly the Pinarii w ere excluded from the meal within the sacrifice on the A ra M axim a. Som etim es there's a rule that sacrificial meat m ust be offered at o n ce;16 during this approach, the ritual inhibition becom es an monetary issue. The tabu m akes so cial interplay all of the m ore severe. ? The surprise felt within the act of killing is answ ered later by way of consolida t i o n ; guilt is stick with ed b y reparation, destruction b y reconstruction. Its sim plest m anifestation is within the customized of accumulating bones, of elevating the cranium, the horns, or the antlers, thereby setting up an order w h ose p ow er is living in its distinction to w hat w ent ahead of. within the ex perience of killing one perceives the sacredness of existence; it really is nour ished and perpetuated by means of demise. This paradox is em bodied, acted out, and generalized within the ritual. W hatever is to suffer and be effec tive m ust p ass via a sacrifice w hich opens and reseals the abyss of annihilation. } 15For Mexico see E. Reuterskiold, Die Entstehung der Speisesakramente (1912), ninety three; for can nibals see E. Volhard, Der Kantiibalismus (1939), 443-44; for Persian little ones, Strabo 15 p. 734, and cf. G. Devereux, Mohave Ethnopsychiatry and Suicide (1961), four 2-4 three; J.