Encyclopedia > Animal sacrifice

  Article Content

Animal sacrifice

A ritual killing of an animal as part of a religion. It is practiced by many religions as a means of appeasing the god(s) or changing the course of nature. Animal sacrifice has turned up in almost all cultures, from the Aztecs to the Yoruba. Animal sacrifice is still practiced today by the followers of Santeria as a means of curing the sick and giving thanks to the gods.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Ocean Beach, New York

... Beach is a village located in Suffolk County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 138. Geography Ocean Beach is located at ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 42.6 ms