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Synonyms for anthropophagus

a person who eats human flesh

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Such an image corroborates Othello's stories of the "cannibals that each other eat, / The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads/ Do grow beneath their shoulders" (1.
I ran it through, even from my boyish days, To th' very moment that he bade me tell it, Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances, Of moving accidents by flood and field, Of hair-breadth scapes I'th' imminent deadly breach, Of being taken by the insolent foe And sold to slavery; of my redemption thence And portance in my travailous history; Wherein of antres vast and deserts idle, Rough quarries, rocks and hills whose heads touch heaven It was my hint to speak--such was the process-And of the cannibals that each other eat, The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads Do grow beneath their shoulders.
The phonetic correspondence of the term "Canibales" whom Columbus would have assumed to be the people of the "Grand Khan" of Cathay, would have strengthened the impression of these people being a ferocious tribe of anthropophagi.
Thus, we gather that Columbus' source was not the Arawaks but certain classical, or Mediterranean, stories, in which barbarian lands are peopled by monsters such as the Cyclops, anthropophagi, and dog-headed men' (p.
If there is one fault to this volume it is its relative neglect of broader ethnographic debates on the subject of anthropophagi.
142-44) with London lotus-eaters, a sly hit at the vegetarians' fanatical condemnation of meat eaters as anthropophagi.
At times, the information conveyed fed the imagination, as in maps of exotic parts of the world--the Americas, Asia, Africa--picturing Anthropophagi and others as cannibals, giants, animal-men, and men with heads beneath their shoulders.
8) The Greek term for these tribes, Anthropophagi or Androphagoi ('Av[t], "person-eaters"), had been known through editions of Herodotus and Pliny for centuries, though the OED cites the first English language use of the term only in 1552.
106) describes the Anthropophagi as a people living near but unrelated to Scythia, well north of Greece.
For the good Christians living in Britain, reports of anthropophagi justified both missionary work and its accompanying process of 'civilization', and it was many years before the question could be seen from any other cultural perspective.