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31st May '16 3:53:33 AM Doug86
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* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/IceCrown'', Roane once witnessed a ritual killing on another planet. A scene on Clio reminds her of it.
* In AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', when Ziantha goes back in time, she finds herself in the body of a war captive, buried alive in a tomb as a sacrifice.
* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', the Green Robes select victims with a LotteryOfDoom.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/IceCrown'', Roane once witnessed a ritual killing on another planet. A scene on Clio reminds her of it.
* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', when Ziantha goes back in time, she finds herself in the body of a war captive, buried alive in a tomb as a sacrifice.
* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', the Green Robes select victims with a LotteryOfDoom.
30th May '16 4:59:01 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* TamoraPierce's standalone short story "Plain Magic" is about a teenage girl whose village stakes her out as a sacrifice to a dragon that's been terrorizing the area, on the advice of the local wizard. She's saved by a peddler woman who knows that this is unnecessary; apparently dragons in this world are ordinary if dangerous wild animals and the idea that they care about having virgins to eat is just a superstition.

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* TamoraPierce's Creator/TamoraPierce's standalone short story "Plain Magic" is about a teenage girl whose village stakes her out as a sacrifice to a dragon that's been terrorizing the area, on the advice of the local wizard. She's saved by a peddler woman who knows that this is unnecessary; apparently dragons in this world are ordinary if dangerous wild animals and the idea that they care about having virgins to eat is just a superstition.
28th May '16 8:53:50 PM Doug86
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* Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/{{Kull}}[=/=]BranMakMorn'' story opens with a very Aztecish sacrifice.

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* Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/{{Kull}}[=/=]BranMakMorn'' ''Literature/{{Kull}}[=/=]Literature/BranMakMorn'' story opens with a very Aztecish sacrifice.
24th May '16 7:02:36 PM FGHIK
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "The Terror Beyond", Hawkgirl mentions that her home planet, Thanagar, used to worship the EldritchAbomination Icthultu and sacrifice people to it in exchange for knowledge. They eventually decided this was a bad idea. Dr. Fate tries to perform the Thanagarian ritual sacrifice to prevent Icthultu from gaining access to our universe. Since his subject is the zombie Solomon Grundy, he would have just resurrected eventually (and in fact does during ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', though it's shown that he CameBackWrong), but either way, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the Justice League interrupts the sacrifice before it can be completed]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "The Terror Beyond", Hawkgirl mentions that her home planet, Thanagar, used to worship the EldritchAbomination Icthultu [[CaptainErsatz I]][[CthulhuMythos cthultu]] and sacrifice people to it in exchange for knowledge. They eventually decided this was a bad idea. Dr. Fate tries to perform the Thanagarian ritual sacrifice to prevent Icthultu from gaining access to our universe. Since his subject is the zombie Solomon Grundy, he would have just resurrected eventually (and in fact does during ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', though it's shown that he CameBackWrong), but either way, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the Justice League interrupts the sacrifice before it can be completed]].
20th May '16 5:36:14 PM karstovich2
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* Similar to the Judeo-Christian example above is the [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Islamic]] lore, except Ishmael (or Ismail in Arabic) is the one sacrificed instead (and like the example above, gets substituted with a goat/ram). Unlike the Christians, Islam celebrates this day as Eid Al-Adha, or "Day of Feast", where cattle is usually slaughtered and its meat distributed to the poor by a responsible Islamic body on the region.

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* Similar to the Judeo-Christian example above is the [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Islamic]] lore, except Ishmael (or Ismail in Arabic) is the one sacrificed instead (and like the example above, gets substituted with a goat/ram). lamb/goat/ram). Unlike the Christians, Islam celebrates this day as Eid Al-Adha, or "Day "Feast of Feast", the Sacrifice", where cattle is livestock--usually a lamb or sheep but also possibly a goat, a cow, or a camel--is usually slaughtered slaughtered. Although the traditional thing to do is to slaughter it yourself, most Muslims have neither livestock nor the expertise to slaughter and its meat distributed butcher an animal for meat, so generally most families pay a butcher the cost of buying, slaughtering, and butchering an animal, with instructions to send one cut to the poor by family for its feast and give the rest to a responsible Islamic body on organization in the region.area for distribution to the poor; in some places, the butcher may also be permitted to take a small cut himself in compensation for his services.
6th Apr '16 8:43:27 AM MasoTey
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* Of course featured in Mel Gibson's ''Film/{{Apocalypto}}''.
5th Apr '16 7:00:19 AM anza_sb
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* Similar to the Judeo-Christian example above is the [[UsefulNotes/Islam Islamic]] lore, except Ishmael (or Ismail in Arabic) is the one sacrificed instead (and like the example above, gets substituted with a goat/ram). Unlike the Christians, Islam celebrates this day as Eid Al-Adha, or "Day of Feast", where cattle is usually slaughtered and its meat distributed to the poor by a responsible Islamic body on the region.

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* Similar to the Judeo-Christian example above is the [[UsefulNotes/Islam [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Islamic]] lore, except Ishmael (or Ismail in Arabic) is the one sacrificed instead (and like the example above, gets substituted with a goat/ram). Unlike the Christians, Islam celebrates this day as Eid Al-Adha, or "Day of Feast", where cattle is usually slaughtered and its meat distributed to the poor by a responsible Islamic body on the region.
5th Apr '16 6:58:48 AM anza_sb
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* Similar to the Judeo-Christian example above is the Islamic lore, except Ishmael (or Ismail in Arabic) is the one sacrificed instead (and like the example above, gets substituted with a goat/ram). Unlike the Christians, Islam celebrates this day as Eid Al-Adha, or "Day of Feast", where cattle is usually slaughtered and its meat distributed to the poor by a responsible Islamic body on the region.

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* Similar to the Judeo-Christian example above is the Islamic [[UsefulNotes/Islam Islamic]] lore, except Ishmael (or Ismail in Arabic) is the one sacrificed instead (and like the example above, gets substituted with a goat/ram). Unlike the Christians, Islam celebrates this day as Eid Al-Adha, or "Day of Feast", where cattle is usually slaughtered and its meat distributed to the poor by a responsible Islamic body on the region.
12th Mar '16 12:52:56 AM GrammarNavi
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* In Creator/CSLewis's ''TillWeHaveFaces'', Istra's apparent fate.

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* In Creator/CSLewis's ''TillWeHaveFaces'', ''Literature/TillWeHaveFaces'', Istra's apparent fate.
7th Mar '16 12:37:20 PM intastiel
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* ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' allows you require them from your followers, if you wish to be an evil god.
** And at least in the second game, you can do it yourself by throwing followers into the giant fire in the temple to quickly gain mana.

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* ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' allows and its sequel allow you to require them from your followers, if you wish to be an evil god.
** And at least in the second game, you can do it
villagers or throw people into your altar fires yourself by throwing followers into for a burst of [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly prayer power]], if you don't mind a fast slide down the giant fire in KarmaMeter. In the temple to quickly gain mana.first game, the most useful sacrificial victims are the youngest ones...
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