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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...
2nd Mar '16 12:45:53 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/ShamanBlues'', the hallmark of BlackMagic are sacrifices, which eventually escalate into human ones. The villain is suspected of having performed those, as the heroes find twelve skeletons in her basement.
22nd Feb '16 11:34:49 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The old 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. Fortunately, sati was mostly limited to certain upper-[[TypeCaste caste]] communities and didn't exceed several hundred per year out of a population of millions. ''Un''fortunately, even though it's been banned since the time of European colonization, it still occasionally happens in [[TownWithADarkSecret rural parts of the country]].

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* The old 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. Fortunately, 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. ''Un''fortunately, even though it's been banned since the time of European colonization, it still occasionally happens in [[TownWithADarkSecret rural parts of the country]].
22nd Feb '16 11:34:15 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The old 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 it was considered the noble and heartfelt act of a grieving widow. As it became more widespread, it started to become slightly less voluntary. Eventually, women who hesitated or changed their minds were..."encouraged" to go through with it. Fortunately, sati was mostly limited to certain upper-[[TypeCaste caste]] communities and didn't exceed several hundred per year out of a population of millions. ''Un''fortunately, even though it's been banned since the time of European colonization, it still occasionally happens in [[TownWithADarkSecret rural parts of the country]].

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* The old 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 it was considered the noble and heartfelt act of a grieving widow. As widow, it became more widespread, it started to become slightly less voluntary. Eventually, voluntary as it gained popularity, and women who hesitated or changed their minds were...were often..."encouraged" to go through with it. Fortunately, sati was mostly limited to certain upper-[[TypeCaste caste]] communities and didn't exceed several hundred per year out of a population of millions. ''Un''fortunately, even though it's been banned since the time of European colonization, it still occasionally happens in [[TownWithADarkSecret rural parts of the country]].
22nd Feb '16 11:32:43 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The old Hindu tradition of Sati (or Suttee) in which a widow [[SelfImmolation burns herself alive on her husband's funeral pyre]] to join him in death. Originally it was considered the noble and heartfelt act of a grieving widow. As it became more widespread, it started to become slightly less voluntary. Eventually women who hesitated, or who started to change their minds once things got going were... "encouraged" to carry through with it. It should be noted that even at its height, instances of Sati did not exceed several hundred per year out of a population of millions, it being practiced mostly by the upper castes. The practice was eventually banned by the British, and remains so in modern India, but still occurs in some of the more rural parts of the country.

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* The old Hindu UsefulNotes/{{Hindu|ism}} tradition of Sati sati (or Suttee) in which [[SpellMyNameWithAnS suttee]]) calls for a widow to [[SelfImmolation burns burn herself alive on her husband's funeral pyre]] to and join him in death. Originally it was considered the noble and heartfelt act of a grieving widow. As it became more widespread, it started to become slightly less voluntary. Eventually Eventually, women who hesitated, hesitated or who started to change changed their minds once things got going were... were..."encouraged" to carry go through with it. It should be noted that even at its height, instances of Sati did not Fortunately, sati was mostly limited to certain upper-[[TypeCaste caste]] communities and didn't exceed several hundred per year out of a population of millions, it being practiced mostly by the upper castes. The practice was eventually millions. ''Un''fortunately, even though it's been banned by since the British, and remains so in modern India, but time of European colonization, it still occurs occasionally happens in some of the more [[TownWithADarkSecret rural parts of the country.country]].
20th Feb '16 11:17:47 PM intastiel
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* The Angaraks from ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' took it to extremes: each temple had one sacrifice per hour (during their holy days, at least. The characters estimate that the actual rate of sacrifice is about 2,000 per year), which is completely unsustainable unless there were only a handful of temples on the whole continent. Even then, the mass graves would be impossible to maintain.
** It's mentioned that the Thulls breed like rabbits (in part, to try and get out of being a possible sacrifice -- sacrificing the pregnant messes up their count) and that Torak's priests are willing to take just about ''anyone'' as a sacrifice (and it's either implied, or outright stated, that this is what tends to happen to prisoners who fall into the hands of the priests). Also, they only burn the heart as an offering -- the rest of the body is typically disposed of in a [[KillItWithFire nearby fire pit]].

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* The Angaraks from Torak's ReligionOfEvil in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' took it to extremes: collects its own followers' hearts at a prodigious rate: on one holy day, each major temple had sacrifices 1110 people, the majority of the year's offerings. The culture of one sacrifice per hour (during Angarak nation revolves around avoiding being chosen: males spend their holy days, at least. The characters estimate time saving to buy slaves to send in their place, while women stay perpetually pregnant to disqualify themselves. [[spoiler:When Garion learns in ''The Mallorean'' that the actual rate of sacrifice sacrifices continued even after he {{kill|TheGod}}ed Torak, he is about 2,000 per year), which is completely unsustainable unless there were only a handful of temples on the whole continent. Even then, the mass graves would be impossible appalled. Fortunately, he gets to maintain.
** It's mentioned that the Thulls breed like rabbits (in part, to try and get out of being a possible sacrifice -- sacrificing the pregnant messes up their count) and that
nominate Torak's priests are willing to take just about ''anyone'' as a sacrifice (and it's either implied, or outright stated, that this is what tends to happen to prisoners who fall into the hands of the priests). Also, they only burn the heart as an offering -- the rest of the body is typically disposed of in a [[KillItWithFire nearby fire pit]].[[DeityOfHumanOrigin replacement]].]]
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