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Synonyms for anthropophagus

a person who eats human flesh

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Cieza's books narrated the events that he witnessed and took part in, and also provided a wealth of information about the fauna and flora of the area, the customs of the natives (for example, references to dress, eating habits, and dwellings), their religious beliefs and peculiarities, including abundant details of cults of the dead, human sacrifices, and anthropophagic rituals.
i) the first moment, of confrontation, refers to the abolition of the anthropophagic regime and the annihilation, by the Spanish state, of the indigenous war machines which implement it;
He illuminates their long but misunderstood oratory that preceded the anthropophagic act.
In this anthropophagic banquet, the architect was associated with design, museology, teaching, theatre and cinema.
1) The sources available to Shakespeare flame questions of anthropophagic behavior and ethics in ways that are highly relevant to the play's dynamics.
The dinner party appears "only as a vehicle" for "social enjoyment," says Kant, and as such is essentially anthropophagic or cannibalistic in nature (187).
5,6) Further, this species being primarily anthropophagic is an active transmitter of malaria whereas the other two species are zoophagic and considered as non-vectors.
It is deeply ironic that hi-tech medicine should have evolved a therapeutic method that evokes anthropophagic fantasies in its patients.
In the Hindu Ramayana the Aryans literally demonized an aboriginal population of the south by depicting them as anthropophagic devils, the Rakshasas, led by their nearly omnipotent, ten-headed king Ravana.
Robber Footpad's former anthropophagic ways are forgotten in his new Cultural Revolution guise as a valiant Robin Hood who protects the weak from greedy tyrants.
For their part, game animals see humans as predatory animals, or as anthropophagic spirits.
This is a collection of short stories mingled with a few poems and comments on food, as in "Some Foods You Should Try Not to Encounter" (including the anthropophagic oyster).
Georges Van Den Abbeele, "'Taboo to Totem': Montaigne, Freud and the Anthropophagic Imaginary," Montaigne Studies 9:1-2 (1997), 57; emphasis in original.
According to Levi-Strauss, so-called "primitive societies" are those that exhibit anthropophagic qualities: they absorb strangers and deviants.
Gillray depicts a hideous anthropophagic sans culottes family cramming themselves with human organs, while basting a baby over an open fire.