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Blood sacrifice, the ritual slaughter of animals, has been basic to religion through history, so that it survives in spiritualized form even in Christianity. How did this violent phenomenon achieve the status of the sacred? This question is examined in Walter Burkert’s famous study.


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    David

    Jul 24, 2010

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    What is it about animal sacrifice that makes otherwise staid European scholars and experts on go ape-shit crazy and start fantasizing about primal violence and making up strange myths of their own? I liked this book, actually, it’s fun, but it’s in a certain tradition, ranging from Robertson Smith to Rene Girard, of just making stuff up about how all religion goes back to some primal, orgiastic desire to kill and rip and eat the flesh of animals as a way of resolving our desires to kill and rip

    Reality, it seems to me, is simpler: killing animals is almost always surrounded by elaborate ritual, often expressing ambivalence and guilt, because it’s disturbing. Especially when it comes to domestic animals – since game is almost never sacrificed, anywhere – the problem, really, is you have to raise them, take care of them, tend to their needs – and then kill them. How can this not cause a certain ambivalence? The Greek ritual of pretending the animal agrees to the sacrifice, and then holding a trial for the axe on charges of murder, seems only one particularly elaborate working-out of a dilemma that must always exist. (This is also why we feel most ambivalent about pork, incidentally: it’s both smarter and more like humans than the others, and it’s the one animal we raise _only_ to eat. At least with cows and sheep and goats we can tell ourselves we’re doing it for the fleece or milk, etc. Pigs you just eat.)

    This stuff is disturbing as it dovetails with the “killer ape” theory of human evolution that is just pure and unadulterated myth – but it’s also worth reading because it does have a lot of fascinating material.
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    Alford Wayman

    Jan 14, 2012

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    Excellent research on Greek sacrifice. Somewhat of an acidemic read. Berkert has some excellent explanations, and though this book may seem outdated, his theories on the topic may shed some light on both Jewish and Christian views concerning guilt, aggression, sacrifice, and redemption.

    “The modern world, whose pride is in the full emancipation of the
    individual, has gradually allowed the ritual tradition to break down.
    At the same time, it has relegated death to the fringes of existence
    and though

    “The modern world, whose pride is in the full emancipation of the
    individual, has gradually allowed the ritual tradition to break down.
    At the same time, it has relegated death to the fringes of existence
    and thought. As the idealistic tradition deteriorates, however, secret
    societies, ecstatic behavior, love of violence and death spring up all
    the more wildly and destructively amid seemingly rational orders’
    Ritual cannot be produced artificially, much less its transcendent orientation,
    which is no longer shrouded in superstition and secrets.

    The ideal of a new, non-violent man is a protest of hope against the
    tradition of violence and anxiety. But it is hard to foresee how the individual,
    egocentric intelligence can be subordinated to the collective
    need in order to make possible the continuance of mankind over the
    breach between the generations. In the end, societal forms in which
    man’s archaic psyche will be granted its rights will presumably assert
    themselves. We can only hope that primitivism and violence will not
    be released unbridled. In any case, our knowledge of the traditions
    that proved themselves in the past and thus survived in the various
    experiments of human development should not be lost as we Proceed,
    by trial and error, toward an uncertain future.”- Homo Necans pg.297
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    Mac

    Jan 08, 2018

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    So much about the ancient Greeks relates well to the modern world: democracy, logic, tragedy and comedy, etc. But Greek religion remains far estranged from our own religion and spirituality, above all in its emphasis on sacrifice. This was something that it had in common with many if not all ancient religions, including that of the Israelites depicted in the Hebrew Bible. Walter Burkert’s “Homo Necans” (Sacrificing Man) is an attempt to explain the origins of religious sacrifice by delving deep

    Burkert’s thesis is that sacrifice comes out of rituals from the earliest hominid hunters, perhaps even before language arose. He draws some evidence from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and the Bible, but focuses primarily on ancient Greece, his area of expertise. Collecting together various myths and worship sites, he convincingly shows how they derive from these ancient sacrificial rites, even if no animals (that we know of) were actually sacrificed. For many of these myths, only sketchy details have come down to us, but by comparing them with similar archetypes, Burkert gives the reader a better idea of what might have been behind the stories.

    “Homo Necans” greatly increased my understanding of Greek mythology, and of humanity’s former reliance on sacrificial rituals. But it was a difficult book to read. The prose is quite dense, however interesting the content, making it hard to read long stretches at a time. Nonetheless, I would recommend the book to anyone interested in the subject matter. I can imagine myself returning to various sections in the future to review what is known about various celebrations (Thesmophoria, Eleusinian mysteries, etc.).
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