This is said to resemble the offering of a kha-btags to these particular goats through which the gods, demons, and spirits are propitiated
The homestead (umzi) represents a place of safety, where the structures and customs of social life prevail, where crops are cultivated and cattle are reared, and where the ancestors (izinyanya) are propitiated
through appropriate rituals.
Burroughs's Gods of Death are not controllers of the underworld who must be propitiated
by human sacrifice; rather, they are priests who control the populace in a living death.
The senator is a legend of the Last Frontier, a reliable provider whose constituents regard him, in the words of veteran Alaskan journalist Michael Carey, as "something of a frontier fertility god--worshipped, propitiated
The British East India Company, whose interests were propitiated
in the first round of this 'Game', has been superseded by the global oil majors, while the Central Asian Republics (CARs) and their neighbours, and Pakistan and its neighbours, India, Iran and Afghanistan, are all playing as proxies for their more powerful allies.
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.
If they were being tolerated as a component of mortuary ritual this might raise the question of whether wolves were in some way being actively propitiated
or appeased by permitting them to assist in transforming the dead.
This was a gift from nature as the slow ripening and development propitiated
slower sugar formation and better phenolic development --an ideal situation from a quality perspective.
14) Oracles could be consulted and gods propitiated
to guard against such misfortunes, but the oracles were not about to be pinned down to specifics and the gods were caught up in their own intrigues, whose outcomes mortals might well fear.
Art forms propitiated
negative forces and were used in the healing process.
The purchase of the Geelong Railway expenses of a new Registration some 40,000 [pounds sterling] & that of paying the return passages of some 6,000 vagabonds who went off to Port Curtis in search of a newly proclaimed gold field 15 [pounds sterling] or 20,000 [pounds sterling] eat largely into the public funds while every "local want" is trumpeted by each member who must be propitiated
by a vote.
House leadership juggled first subcommittee chairmanships on the Commerce Committee and then committee chairmanships to keep them both propitiated
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.
Magical rites are associated with every stage; ghosts and spirits must be propitiated
if malign influences are not to affect crop yields.