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ANIMAL SACRIFICE IN WORLD RELIGIONS

An On-Line Resource

 

 

THE GREEKS & ROMANS

 

Greek Data Base of Animal Sacrifice
History of Sacrifice by Greeks and Romans

 

ISLAM

 

Sacrifice in Muslim life
(Masnoon *Muslim* Method of Sacrifice)
Virtues of Qurbaani

 

JUDAISM/CHRISTIANITY

Fowl Territory: Ritual chicken slaughter and the 30th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War
Ten Commandments and animal sacrifices
Animal Tithing by Maaser Beheimah
Bible Web Page To sacrifice
Animal Sacrifice and the Third Temple
Forum/Discussion: Animal Sacrifices and the Torah
Leviticus: The Animal Offerings
Qorbanot: Sacrifices and Offerings
Index to the Talmud: Temple Offerings:The Animal Tithe

 

MORMONISM

Latter Day Saints and Animal Sacrifice
The Practice of Sacrifice in Mormonism

 

INDIA/ASIA

Animal Sacrifice in Nepal
Pancha-Tantra" on Animal-Sacrifice
Shri Lanka
Sacrifice by:Vayikra

 

NATIVE AMERICAN

The Symbolic Role of Animals in the Plains Indian Sun Dance
Animals in Culture
Native American Sacred Ecology and Animal Kinship

 

AFRICA/VODOUN

Animal Sacrifice in Vodoun (Africa/African-America)

 

ANIMALS IN RELIGIOUS MYTHOLOGY

Animals in Religion and Magic
Lore of the Gods: Simple Tales of the Ancestors in Dahomean Vodoun

 

MISC.

Fillipino and Sacrifice
Article: Mother Wins Son Back
Article: Supreme Court Overturns Ban on Ritual Animal Sacrifice in Santeria
An overall view of religious liberty

 

BOOKS

Animal Sacrifice and Religious Freedom: Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah

Sacrifice and Sacrament by James, E.O.
Sacrifice and prophecy in Turkana cosmology
Images of Animal Sacrifice in Archaic and Classical Greece byHiera Kala
Animal Sacrifice in Islam by M. I. Siddiqui
Animal Sacrifice by Tom Regan
Animal Spirits : The Shared World - Sacrifice, Ritual & Myth - Animal
Sous le masque de l'animal. Essais sur le sacrifice en Afrique noire
Monsters, Tricksters, & Sacred Cows: Animal Tales & American Identities
The Animals Came Dancing: Native American Sacred Ecology and Animal Kinship
Lady of the Beasts: The Goddess & Her Sacred Animals
Tambours des dieux : musique et sacrifice d'origine tamoule en Martinique

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  It is in the indigenous religions of Africa where the holy rites of sacrifice originated, and are still extant. It is interesting that the same exact animals utilized in Vodoun’s propitiation, atonement and  ancestral  ceremonies are the same exact ones demanded in the Old Testament; in the book of Leviticus-  (“Levites” meaning followers of the ‘serpent mother spirit’”). 

 

Because African religions were the dominate transforming, experiential force popular throughout the ancient world, the demonization of its powerful clerics began during the rise of the competing Roman Church and its colonial/economic ambitions in Africa. It has continued unabated in the West ever since.  However, the practice of making holy offerings to the Vodoun has been the sacred rites since the beginning of time, and will always remain an integral aspect of this ancient religion.

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