anthropophagus

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Synonyms for anthropophagus

a person who eats human flesh

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It must be confessed that one foundational account of an anthropophagous plant seems to have preceded the formal publication of Darwin's Insectivorous Plants, appearing in the April 28, 1874 issue of the New York World.
We might say that the anthropophagous plant emerges from anxious awareness of universal common descent and its implications for human-plant relationships, but also serves the cultural purpose of containing that fear and restoring the hermetic instrumentalist hierarchy that subordinates other animals to humans and backgrounds plants entirely.
The Maori in Among the Cannibals are anthropophagous, barbaric, and brutal, an amalgam of all of the 'savage', non-European customs that Verne found most abhorrent and grotesque.
The Old Woman is anthropophagous of young children according to tales where she comes at the night time, and steals children.
First, they are preoccupied with the existence among themselves of anthropophagous witches.
Restrictions on what categories of persons could eat, preventive rites immediately following consumption, and long-term restrictions on commensality between a witch's e aters and his kin were informed by fear, either the transformation of a witch-eater into a new anthropophagous witch, or fatal regrowth of the old witch's head in the belly of some host person's body.
Closely related to the figure of the wild woman, of course, is that of the witch, also represented, iconographically and textually, as a lascivious, anthropophagous hag.
The duke of Carthage, besides having his kingdom ravaged by a distinctly marvellous anthropophagous dragon, is involved in characteristically feudal disputes involving territory and succession, while the battle between kin who fail to recognize each other is a widely disseminated non-marvellous folk-story theme.
Swift "makes fictional cannibalism into an allegory of the real thing: an imagined anthropophagous economy, based on commerce in children's flesh, becomes a metaphor for a society in which the organized misery of English overlordship, together with religious hatred and a contemptuous attitude towards the entire population, is effectively forcing men to devour one another.