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** The stories of Lycaon, the king who tried to serve a child to a visiting and disguised Zeus only to be turned into a werewolf, have versions where it is said the child killed and cooked is a result of Zeus raping Lycaon's daughter, Kallisto.

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** The first example may well be Tantalus, son of Zeus, ancestor of the aforementioned Atreus and Thyestes - and arguably the true source of the curse on the whole bloodline. He wanted to prove the gods are not all-knowing so he murdered his son Pelops and cooked him for the feast he was giving the gods, that is, relatives on his father's side. The other gods instantly realized what was going on but Demeter (still crestfallen after Persephone vanished) did end up nibbling on a shoulder-blade (which got replaced with an ivory one courtesy of Hephaestus when the poor kid got brought back to the living).


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* In ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'', as revenge for the rape and mutilation of his daughter, Titus kills the sons of Tamora, Queen of the Goths, bakes them into pies and then tricks her into eating them.

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* In ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'', as revenge for the rape and mutilation of his daughter, Titus kills Chiron and Demetrius, the sons of Tamora, Queen of the Goths, bakes them into pies and then tricks her into eating them.


** In more recent times, it is implied that [[spoiler:Lord Wyman Manderly]] served three [[spoiler:Frey's]] as pies at the wedding of [[spoiler:Ramsay Bolton.]]

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** In more recent times, it is implied that [[spoiler:Lord Wyman Manderly]] served three [[spoiler:Frey's]] [[spoiler:Freys]] as pies at the wedding of [[spoiler:Ramsay Bolton.]]


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* In ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', Oswald Cobblepot kills [[spoiler:Elijah's]] stepchildren then feeds them to her before killing her. They were using him as a servant and had [[spoiler:poisoned his father]].

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* In ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', Oswald Cobblepot kills [[spoiler:Elijah's]] [[spoiler: his father, Elijah's]] stepchildren then feeds them to her their mother before killing her. They were using him as a servant and had [[spoiler:poisoned his father]].


You have bent your enemy to your will. As a show of obedience, he is now hosting you at a lavish feast in your honor. Only too late do you begin to wonder where your son is, and what exactly what is in the stew.

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-> "Don't you even know about America?" I asked. \\
"Not really," she answered. "Although I have heard it said that over there the witches are able to make the grown-ups eat their own children."\\
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"But how could they possibly make them eat their own children?" I asked.\\
"By turning them into hot-dogs," she said. "That wouldn't be too difficult for a clever witch."
-->--'''Creator/RoaldDahl''', ''Literature/TheWitches''

You have bent your enemy to your will. As a show of obedience, he is now hosting you at a lavish feast in your honor. Only too late do you begin to wonder where your son is, and what exactly what is in the stew.
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** Creator/{{Herodotus}} claims that's how UsefulNotes/CyrusTheGreat came to rule. His grandfather, Astyages, had a vision that his grandson will take the throne from him. He decided to kill him, but the man ordered to do so, Harpagus, disobeyed. Upon learning of it years later, Astyages killed Harpagus' son and fed the body to him. Later, when Cyrus revolted against him, he put Harpagus in charge of the army.


* Some of the oldest examples come from ''Literature/TheHistories'' of Herodotus, which contain at least two instances involving the Medes. Of these, the more famous comes from Herodotus' ([[BasedOnAGreatBigLie completely fictional]], by the way, though Herodotus probably didn't invent it himself) OriginStory for UsefulNotes/CyrusTheGreat. To summarize considerably, Cyrus' maternal grandfather, King Astyages of the Medes, had ordered one of his generals, Harpagus, to kill the newborn Cyrus (as he had had an omen that Cyrus would supplant or overthrow him). Harpagus didn't have the heart, and long story short Astyages finds out ten years later that Cyrus is still alive. This was Harpagus' punishment for his failure (from A.D. Godley's 1920 translation):
--> But when Harpagus’ son came, Astyages cut his throat and tearing him limb from limb roasted some and boiled some of the flesh, and the work being finished kept all in readiness. So when it came to the hour for dinner and Harpagus was present among the rest of the guests, dishes of sheeps’ flesh were set before Astyages and the others, but Harpagus was served with the flesh of his own son, all but the head and hands and feet, which lay apart covered up in a basket. And when Harpagus seemed to have eaten his fill, Astyages asked him, “Are you pleased with your meal, Harpagus?” “Exceeding well pleased,” Harpagus answered. Then those whose business it was brought him in the covered basket the head and hands and feet of his son, and they stood before Harpagus and bade him uncover and take of them what he would. Harpagus did so; he uncovered and saw what was left of his son: this he saw, but he mastered himself and was not dismayed. Astyages asked him, “Know you what beast’s flesh you have eaten?” “Yea,” he said, “I know, and all that the king does is pleasing to me.” With that answer he took the rest of the flesh and went to his house, purposing then, as I suppose, to collect and bury all.



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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': This maybe stretching the definition of filial, but in the "Last Supper", the murderer cuts up the VictimOfTheWeek, cooks him, and serves him to the contestants on a cooking show as a palate test. The victim had raped and murdered her sister together with his 'frat brother', who is one of the contestants. The butchering and cooking scene is an obvious tip of the hat to ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus''.

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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': This maybe may be stretching the definition of filial, but in the "Last Supper", the murderer cuts up the VictimOfTheWeek, cooks him, and serves him to the contestants on a cooking show as a palate test. The victim had raped and murdered her sister together with his 'frat brother', who is one of the contestants. The butchering and cooking scene is an obvious tip of the hat to ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus''.


* In ''Film/TheatreOfBlood'', Lionheart feeds Merridew his two [[MrMuffykins pet two poodles]] baked into a pie, as a revenge based on ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus''. He then finishes Merridew off by ForceFeeding him the remains of the pies very forcefully.

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* In ''Film/TheatreOfBlood'', Lionheart feeds Merridew his two [[MrMuffykins pet two poodles]] (who he regards as his children) baked into a pie, as a revenge based on ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus''. He then finishes Merridew off by ForceFeeding him the remains of the pies very forcefully.



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* In ''Film/TheatreOfBlood'', Lionheart feeds Merridew his two [[MrMuffykins pet two poodles]] baked into a pie, as a revenge based on ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus''. He then finishes Merridew off by ForceFeeding him the remains of the pies very forcefully.


* In ''Literature/TheWitches'', Creator/RoaldDahl mentions offhandedly that American witches have been known to transmogrify children into hot dogs and feed them to the parents.

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* In ''Literature/TheWitches'', Creator/RoaldDahl mentions offhandedly that American witches have been known to transmogrify children into hot dogs and feed them to the unsuspecting parents.

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