Therefore, there would be no idea of "blood sacrifice
for ancestors" without considering the consequence, the genocide of the Seediq.
Women play an important role in maintaining the balance in this interconnected world through the blood sacrifice
they perform during thunderstorms.
(293-99, my emphases) One purpose of the Law, Michael tells Adam, is to teach humanity that a blood sacrifice
will be required to pay the penalty for human transgression and appease God (in this case, both God and God's "umpire" conscience).
While Christians opposed blood sacrifice
(33)--and there is no doubt that both Julian and Heliodoros had good knowledge of Christian scripture--Julian (Letter to a Priest 89b Bidez) urged people to perform it: 'Let men worship the gods as if they see them actually present; for our fathers established images and altars and the maintenance of undying fire, and everything of the sort, and symbols of the presence of the gods ...
"Other items in the show rarely travel, including two exquisitely carved lintels from the British Museum that vividly depict the blood sacrifices
performed by Maya nobles."
Greco-Roman intellectual elites themselves questioned the ontological value of blood sacrifice
and proposed a spiritual sacrifice, prayer, alongside them.
Tuesday's blood sacrifice
by the thousands of UDD supporters was an innovative move in the ongoing Thai style of civil disobedience against a sitting government.
We seem to be on the verge of making a similar mistake with MPs' expenses, inventing rules designed to produce a "cathartic moment," or worse, a "blood sacrifice
," rather than considering the most sensible system going forward.
If I tried this without wearing my heavy work gloves, there was a blood sacrifice
. My blood!
For Wilson, the scene figures "the bloody rites of passage" at the core of the play's cultural logic--its proximity to the operations of "blood sacrifice
." According to Wilson, the scene alludes in precise ways to the Raleigh-Cecil-Essex feud (210).
The nineteenth-century German classical scholar, Wilamowitz, said this wonderful thing: 'Everybody who studies the classics knows that if you want to contact the spirits, you have to make a sacrifice and that sacrifice has to be a blood sacrifice
. You must give blood for the ghosts.' In other words, to rediscover the past requires an act of sacrificial empathy, as in ancient Greek religion.
But a blood sacrifice
to the gods did not always require the death of the victim.
Trouble evolves when a blood sacrifice
is called for.
With marked emphasis on incense, these texts reimagine earthly blood sacrifice
as a celestial, bloodless, and aromatic sacrifice.
We think of blood sacrifice
. That's only part of it.