History Main / HumanSacrifice

19th Mar '17 7:12:17 AM Arivne
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2814 SCP-2814 ("Heretic of the Torch")]]. If the person wearing the SCP-2814 mask performs enough human sacrifices, the souls of the person and all of the people they've killed will turn into a storm of fire in the shape of a column.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2814 SCP-2814 ("Heretic of the Torch")]]. If the person wearing the SCP-2814 mask performs enough OneHundredAndEight human sacrifices, the souls of the person and all of the people they've killed will turn into a storm of fire in the shape of a column.
19th Mar '17 7:06:13 AM Arivne
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2814 SCP-2814 ("Heretic of the Torch")]]. If the person wearing the SCP-2814 performs enough human sacrifices, the souls of the person and all of the people they've killed will turn into a storm of fire in the shape of a column.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2814 SCP-2814 ("Heretic of the Torch")]]. If the person wearing the SCP-2814 mask performs enough human sacrifices, the souls of the person and all of the people they've killed will turn into a storm of fire in the shape of a column.
19th Mar '17 6:53:34 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1948 SCP-1948 ("Weather Bird")]]. The humans in the town decided to start sacrificing people to SCP-1948 (which they called "The Idol") in years when spring didn't come.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
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[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1948 SCP-1948 ("Weather Bird")]]. The humans in the town decided to start sacrificing people to SCP-1948 (which they called "The Idol") in years when spring didn't come.come.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2814 SCP-2814 ("Heretic of the Torch")]]. If the person wearing the SCP-2814 performs enough human sacrifices, the souls of the person and all of the people they've killed will turn into a storm of fire in the shape of a column.
11th Mar '17 12:21:06 PM karstovich2
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* The obsolete UsefulNotes/{{Hindu|ism}} tradition of sati (or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS suttee]]) calls for a widow to [[SelfImmolation burn herself alive on her husband's funeral pyre]] and join him in death. Originally considered the noble and heartfelt act of a grieving widow, it became slightly less voluntary as it gained popularity, and women who hesitated or changed their minds were often..."encouraged" to go through with it. Thankfully, sati was mostly limited to certain upper-[[TypeCaste caste]] communities and didn't exceed several hundred victims per year out of a population of millions.

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* The obsolete UsefulNotes/{{Hindu|ism}} tradition of sati (or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS suttee]]) calls for a widow to [[SelfImmolation burn herself alive on her husband's funeral pyre]] and join him in death. Originally considered the noble and heartfelt act of a grieving widow, it became slightly less voluntary as it gained popularity, and women who hesitated or changed their minds were often..."encouraged" to go through with it. Thankfully, sati was mostly limited to certain upper-[[TypeCaste caste]] communities and didn't exceed several hundred victims per year out of a population of millions. The practice eventually fell into permanent disfavour, with both Indian reformers and British officials condemning the practice starting in the mid-19th century. The British attitude was rather pithily summed up by Gen. Sir Charles Napier, Governor of Sindh 1843-47:
--> Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation also has a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.
20th Feb '17 5:15:15 PM Bugfragged
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* In ''VideoGame/CapellasPromise'', the village of Distana has to feed someone to the dragon, Vritra, in order to keep it from destroying their home. [[spoiler:Strangely, a wolf managed to serve as the last sacrifice to weaken it for the party, making the entire situation come off as an IdiotBall if any living creature, including monsters, would make a sufficient sacrifice.]]
9th Feb '17 9:36:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played for laughs in the Beatles' ''{{Help}}!''. Spending the whole movie trying to kill Ringo, who has a sacrificial ring stuck on his finger, the cult leader muses to himself "Perhaps if we gave away free tickets to the youth organization annual sacrifice and dinner dance, all this could be avoided. It's a very real problem!" just before he turns a flame thrower on the band.

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* Played for laughs in the Beatles' ''{{Help}}!''.''Film/{{Help}}''. Spending the whole movie trying to kill Ringo, who has a sacrificial ring stuck on his finger, the cult leader muses to himself "Perhaps if we gave away free tickets to the youth organization annual sacrifice and dinner dance, all this could be avoided. It's a very real problem!" just before he turns a flame thrower on the band.
27th Jan '17 9:46:03 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The rebirth of dragons may be tied to Daenerys having Mirri Maz Duur burned alive, since only death may pay for life.
** Subverted when Melisandre restrains Gendry after comparing blood magic to slaughtering a lamb. Instead, she only draws some blood for a smaller ritual since Davos has persuaded Stannis to demand proof before consenting.
22nd Jan '17 6:30:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Occurs or is referred to in several Creator/HPLovecraft's stories. Most notably in ''[[CthulhuMythos The Call of Cthulhu]]'', which features a police raid on a Cthulhu-worshipping [[HollywoodVoodoo voodoo]] cult that practices human sacrifice (they maintain that they can't be tried for murder because ''they'' have never killed anybody), and in ''Dreams in the Witch House'', which features child sacrifice.

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* Occurs or is referred to in several Creator/HPLovecraft's stories. Most notably in ''[[CthulhuMythos The Call of Cthulhu]]'', ''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu'', which features a police raid on a Cthulhu-worshipping [[HollywoodVoodoo voodoo]] cult that practices human sacrifice (they maintain that they can't be tried for murder because ''they'' have never killed anybody), and in ''Dreams in the Witch House'', which features child sacrifice.
30th Dec '16 9:59:31 AM AgProv
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** There is historical and archaeological evidence that this practice persisted into the late middle ages, and that sacrifices, up to and including human children, were incorporated into major building works.
28th Dec '16 10:56:20 AM StarSword
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* The ''Series/{{Nova}}'' episode [[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/ghosts-murdered-kings.html "Ghosts of Murdered Kings"]] examines natural mummies found in peat bogs and concludes that many were pre-Christian royalty who were ritually sacrificed as penance (really, MisBlamed for natural disasters such as droughts, plagues, and poor harvests).
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