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Powerful Pups: A Case Study for Dog Sacrifice in Archaic Romefrom the Area Sacra di Sant’Omobono

Victoria Moses

in Dogs: Archaeology beyond Domestication

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066363
eISBN:
9780813058573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066363.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

While most Roman animal sacrifice consisted of common meat sources (sheep/goat, cattle, and pig), evidence from the early sixth century BCE Archaic temple from the Area Sacra di Sant’Omobono in Rome ... More


The Work of Blood

Mira Balberg

in Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295926
eISBN:
9780520968660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295926.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows that the rabbis redefined the biblical sacrificial process by centering it almost exclusively on one substance: blood. The activities that follow the ritual manipulation of blood, ... More


Blood Sacrifice as a Symbol of the Paradigmatic Other: The Debate about Ebó-Rituals in the Americas

Bettina E. Schmidt

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter discusses how the Christian perception of sacrifice has affected Afro-American religions, in particular the Cuban Orisha religion in the USA (formerly called Santerìa) and Candomblé in ... More


Missing Persons

Mira Balberg

in Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295926
eISBN:
9780520968660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295926.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The first chapter aims to reconstruct the rabbinic paradigm of sacrifice as a religious practice, and to examine how the rabbis understand the workings and value of the sacrificial process. Its point ... More


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