This is said to resemble the offering of a kha-btags to these particular goats through which the gods, demons, and spirits are propitiated
They saw themselves locked in a pitched battle for survival against the powerful and capricious forces of nature, and they propitiated
their gods in order to win this struggle.
But Olokun is propitiated
with simple things--shells, stones, cigars, rum, and acts of salutation--not feats of strength.
In short order, he propitiated
the feminists by promising, fin effect, to spend $50 million taking teaching and research opportunities at Harvard away from male jobseekers and giving them to less talented women.
Only the devil, propitiated
with coke leaves, can save them from death.
Art forms propitiated
negative forces and were used in the healing process.
On the other hand, the abovementioned movement propitiated
, in an unpremeditated manner, the survival of various exiled fiddlers.
House leadership juggled first subcommittee chairmanships on the Commerce Committee and then committee chairmanships to keep them both propitiated
The above was evidenced in the approach propitiated
in the H-TEC by contemplating that the organization can adapt its behaviour to respond to its environment and it can also change its schema or the rules by which it operates; but at the same time favouring the learning organization view, which underpinned and embraced the whole approach.
He has championed reshaping Canada, Mexico and the United States into a North American version of the European Union, propitiated
rebels in Chiapas, suggested overhauling the fiscal system, invited private investors into the energy field and pushed bold immigration reforms.
Writing in 1928 on the subject of the Trinitarian nature of God, Meyer observed that in his early years the cross of Christ was presented as though God's anger needed to be propitiated
before he could "open the sluice gates of his love.
Both to the Hindu -- whose deities are mere repositories of supernatural power to be appeased and propitiated
-- and to the Buddhist -- whose philosophy-religion does not posit a Supreme Being as such and takes human suffering as a given, arising from desires that must be extinguished -- pain is not a paradox but the product of fate or divine caprice.
As human societies became more sophisticated, these belief systems evolved to establish many forms o f communication between the gods and mortals -- almost always including a priest class who had special access to the gods, and a variety of ceremonies, rites, and rituals by which the gods would be propitiated
That only large capital needs to be propitiated
for its structural position is a logic that pervades the state as well as political rulers.
Yet I submit that there is another factor present, which explains the persistence of religiosity, and this is an evolutionary explanation; that is, belief in the transcendental had adaptive value, and those tribes or clans that believed in unseen myths and forces to whom they propitiated
by ritual and prayer had a tendency to survive and to pass on this genetic predisposition to their offspring.