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3rd Sep '17 8:34:02 AM GentlemensDame883
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Libation is the tradition of pouring some drink, usually alcoholic, on the ground as a sort of offering. Sometimes for the gods, sometimes to the dead. This trope is mostly about doing it in memory of dead friends. Traditionally, one pours on the ground before drinking oneself. Will often involve TalkingToTheDead as well. May be regarded as DueToTheDead.

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Libation is the tradition of pouring some drink, usually alcoholic, on the ground as a sort of offering.offering, perhaps as part of a GraveMarkingScene. Sometimes for the gods, sometimes to the dead. This trope is mostly about doing it in memory of dead friends. Traditionally, one pours on the ground before drinking oneself. Will often involve TalkingToTheDead as well. May be regarded as DueToTheDead.
19th Aug '17 7:35:15 AM sgamer82
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* Episode fourteen of ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi's'' second season has a segment called "Inner Lives of Beowolves" features a pair of Grimm discussing a friend who got dusted by "that blonde with the awful puns" on a coffee break. As soon as they pour the coffee in the cups they promplty pour it into the ground as a farewell.

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* Episode fourteen of ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi's'' second season has a segment called "Inner Lives of Beowolves" features featuring a pair of Grimm discussing a friend who got dusted by "that blonde with the awful puns" while on a coffee break. As soon as they pour the coffee in the cups they promplty promptly pour it into the ground as a farewell.
19th Aug '17 7:19:25 AM sgamer82
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* Episode fourteen of ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi's'' second season has a segment called "Inner Lives of Beowolves" features a pair of Grimm discussing a friend who got dusted by "that blonde with the awful puns" on a coffee break. As soon as they pour the coffee in the cups they promplty pour it into the ground as a farewell.
10th Jul '17 12:37:03 PM Narsil
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* The ancient Greeks poured libations to their dead, and the practice is mentioned by their earliest writers.

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* The ancient Greeks poured libations to the gods and to their dead, and the practice is mentioned by their earliest writers.writers.
** Which has a consequence to this day. Orthodox Judaism has elaborate rules for when wine is or is not kosher, largely due to this practice--in the ancient Mediterranean, a Jew had to assume that any wine he saw had been used for a pagan libation (and thus, non-kosher), unless it had been under the control of Jews the whole time. If a Greek poured himself a cup of wine, he was extremely likely to spill a drop for the gods.
1st May '17 9:34:25 PM jamespolk
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* ''Series/{{Bosch}}'': The other two teen delinquents in Sharkey's street hustler crew pour some of their sodas out on the ground when they're informed that Sharkey is dead.
29th Mar '17 1:32:19 PM Madrugada
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Can be done with food or some other type of offerings, such as tobacco or sweets as well, but less often, despite "libation" meaning "drink". Does ''not'' include putting flowers on a grave. Often [[{{Parody}} parodied]].

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Can be done with food or some other type of offerings, such as tobacco or sweets as well, but less often, despite "libation" meaning "drink".

Does ''not'' include putting flowers on a grave. grave or making offerings to gods.

Often [[{{Parody}} parodied]].



** There's also another Literature/{{Discworld}} moment where Moist von Lipwig bribes a priest of Offler with sausages. They normally roast the sausages so the god gets the "essence," while the high-ranking priests get to eat the meat (based on real-world religions, of course).
29th Mar '17 1:29:08 PM Madrugada
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Can be done with food offerings as well, despite "libation" meaning "drink". Often [[{{Parody}} parodied]].

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Can be done with food offerings or some other type of offerings, such as well, tobacco or sweets as well, but less often, despite "libation" meaning "drink"."drink". Does ''not'' include putting flowers on a grave. Often [[{{Parody}} parodied]].
29th Mar '17 1:19:26 PM Madrugada
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Commonly a target of parody as well. A SisterTrope of ToAbsentFriends.

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Commonly a target of parody Can be done with food offerings as well. well, despite "libation" meaning "drink". Often [[{{Parody}} parodied]].

A SisterTrope of ToAbsentFriends.
26th Mar '17 12:22:09 AM theNerdytimes
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* Swedish joke: Two alcoholic friends discuss their love of alcohol.
-->'''Drunkard:'''''"Oh, promise that when i die, you'll pour whiskey all over my grave"''
-->'''Second drunkard:'''''"Sure, i will. I will."''
-->*{{Beat}}*
-->'''Second drunkard:''''''"I'm just gonna let it pass through my kidneys first."''



* Swedish joke: Two alcoholic friends discuss their love of alcohol.
-->'''Drunkard:'''''"Oh, promise that when i die, you'll pour whiskey all over my grave"''
-->'''Second drunkard:'''''"Sure, i will. I will."''
-->*{{Beat}}*
-->'''Second drunkard:''''''"I'm just gonna let it pass through my kidneys first."''
29th Nov '16 7:52:05 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/BeyondTheBlackRiver", when ConanTheBarbarian is talking of Balthus's YouShallNotPass, with the aid of a dog, he drinks to his memory and pours out the rest -- smashing the cup as well.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/BeyondTheBlackRiver", when ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian is talking of Balthus's YouShallNotPass, with the aid of a dog, he drinks to his memory and pours out the rest -- smashing the cup as well.
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