History Main / Humansacrifice

25th Jun '16 9:15:19 PM nombretomado
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* This is the purpose the Bhaalspawn in the ''BaldursGate'' series are meant to fulfill. Sired by the dead god of murder Bhaal who had foreseen his own death, the countless Bhaalspawn each possess a sliver of divine essence. Their only purpose was to die -- something made easier by all of them struggling with murderous instincts and being [[DoomMagnet Doom Magnets]] -- and thus release their essence. Then Bhaal's former high priestess Amelissan could harness the essence and revive Bhaal with it. Even the player character helps the plan along since he is forced to kill some of the last and strongest Bhaalspawn (other than himself/herself of course) near the end of the series. Ultimately [[spoiler:the plan fails, because Amelissan harbored ambitions of godhood for herself.]]
* Four of the five ''FatalFrame'' games had [[spoiler:the failure of]] one of these being the reason the area you are in is haunted. In order:

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* This is the purpose the Bhaalspawn in the ''BaldursGate'' ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series are meant to fulfill. Sired by the dead god of murder Bhaal who had foreseen his own death, the countless Bhaalspawn each possess a sliver of divine essence. Their only purpose was to die -- something made easier by all of them struggling with murderous instincts and being [[DoomMagnet Doom Magnets]] -- and thus release their essence. Then Bhaal's former high priestess Amelissan could harness the essence and revive Bhaal with it. Even the player character helps the plan along since he is forced to kill some of the last and strongest Bhaalspawn (other than himself/herself of course) near the end of the series. Ultimately [[spoiler:the plan fails, because Amelissan harbored ambitions of godhood for herself.]]
* Four of the five ''FatalFrame'' ''VideoGame/FatalFrame'' games had [[spoiler:the failure of]] one of these being the reason the area you are in is haunted. In order:
19th Jun '16 5:10:36 PM ThatBitterTase
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** The Iphigenia example is odd (and the "spirited away to be a priestess" option is favored) because otherwise, Greek myth is pretty clear that the gods ''despise'' human sacrifice. When [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantalus Tantalus]], a son of Zeus, hosted the great twelve of Olympus to dinner, he couldn't think of anything worthy, except for the most cherished thing in his life -- his young son, Pelops. Tantalus butchered Pelops and served him up to the gods, and all of them immediately knew what he had before them and refused to touch it. They restored Pelops' body, brought him back to life, and Tantalus was condemned to the pits of Tartarus, to be surrounded by rich fruit and cool water, and unable to eat or drink. Pelops, in fact, became one of the ancestors of Agamemnon, so arguably this cycle of bloodshed started with Tantalus.

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** The Iphigenia example is odd (and the "spirited away to be a priestess" option is favored) because otherwise, Greek myth is pretty clear that the gods ''despise'' human sacrifice. When [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantalus Tantalus]], a son of Zeus, hosted the great twelve of Olympus to dinner, he couldn't think of anything worthy, except for the most cherished thing in his life -- his young son, Pelops. Tantalus butchered Pelops and served him up to the gods, and all of them immediately knew what he had before them and refused to touch it.it (save for Demeter, in some versions of the story; still morose over the kidnapping of Persephone, she ate Pelops's shoulder, replacing it with one made of ivory when she came back to her senses). They restored Pelops' body, brought him back to life, and Tantalus was condemned to the pits of Tartarus, to be surrounded by rich fruit and cool water, and unable to eat or drink. Pelops, in fact, became one of the ancestors of Agamemnon, so arguably this cycle of bloodshed started with Tantalus.
17th Jun '16 9:31:21 AM zarpaulus
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** There is also a throwaway line about car gods becoming the receipents of human sacrifce on a scale unseen since the Aztecs.

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** There is also a throwaway line about car gods becoming the receipents of human sacrifce sacrifice on a scale unseen since the Aztecs.Aztecs.
** [[spoiler: Odin and Loki's plan is to start a war between the Old Gods and the New. Dedicating the divine blood spilled to Odin and the chaos to Loki.]]
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.
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