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 Zoroastrian Heresy: Zurvān's Thousand-Year Sacrifice

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines an ultimately heretical but historically influential Zoroastrian creation myth, the thousand-year sacrifice performed by the high god Zurvān. It argues that the high profile of ... More


Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Roger Scruton

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

A tale of forbidden love and inevitable death, the medieval legend of Tristan und Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic potion and ultimately dying in one another's ... More


Love, Death, and Redemption

ROGER SCRUTON

in Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter argues that in Tristan und Isolde the victims themselves are redeemed, and this redemption is to be thought of as a purely human achievement involving no miracles, no supernatural ... More


Rites of Modernism

Edith Hall

in Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Euripides' IT was revived in performance between the late 19th century, when it became a favourite choice for ‘Greek plays’ in colleges and universities, and the 1920s. As a result of the ... More


Introduction

Johannes Zachhuber and Julia Meszaros

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/9780199659289.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

The Introduction contextualizes the individual chapters within the collection. It describes modernity's obsession with sacrifice in terms of three separate but overlapping strands. Firstly, there is ... More


Conclusion

Gananath Obeyesekere

in Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This concluding chapter discusses a few issues that might have not been clear in the preceding chapters. It begins with the assumption that Polynesia comprises a large cultural area showing ... More


The Religion of Pohnpei

Jay Dobbin and Francis X. Hezel

in Summoning the Powers Beyond: Traditional Religions in Micronesia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832032
eISBN:
9780824870386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832032.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the religion of Pohnpei. Pohnpeian traditions emphasize certain distinct features of the old religion, such as the regional ritual centers, priesthood, ritual sacrifice, ... More


New Fire Figurines and the Iconography of Penitence in Huastec Art

Katherine A. Faust

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Huastec people of Mesoamerica's northeastern Gulf Coast formulated a unique aesthetic of self through marking and branding their bodies, and this iconography is also manifested in sculptures, ... More


How Fighting Ended in the Aztec Empire and its Surrender to the Europeans

Ross Hassig

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Aztec empire never surrendered. In early flower wars fought to demonstrate military prowess, surrenders were feasible among nobles but not in normal imperial wars. Individually, surrender is ... More


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