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Sacrificed 2 doves for Tyche today

Discussion in 'Paganism DIR' started by Princeps Eugenius, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Princeps Eugenius

    Princeps Eugenius Active Member

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    Sacrificed 2 doves as of today. Didnt say any prayers or anything but i did it out of motivation to sacrifice to Tyche/Fortuna. One i ripped the head off the other i cut with a hunting knife. They are in the oven right now, im waiting to taste their flesh. Not much blood spilled, thought there would be much more as i havent killed doves yet. And i didnt burn their feather, insides and heads on a fire. Just threw them away.


    So, has anyone else sacrificed/slaugthered any animals recently? Did you say any prayers before doing so? Can it be counted as a sacrifice when one doesnt say any prayers?
     
  2. Sees

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    I wouldn't say it is somehow null or void if you don't say any type of prayer, dedication, etc...typically people see a ritual as - the more involved you are, the better. Silent would usually be the people not leading the actions, or "officiating", but still partaking in the ritual.

    I haven't sacrificed an animal for quite a while...just drink.
     
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  3. Jainarayan

    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    I have never been to one, but at some Heathen blóts animals are sacrificed, usually goats these days. I think it's more of a "if you live on or near a farm" thing. There are zoning laws that prevent keeping and slaughtering farm animals. While it's easier to get fresh meat from a butcher, the thinking in sacrificing a live animal is that ideally the animal will have lived a good and happy life.
     
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  4. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Did you thank the doves? If you don't say any prayers, then it is like a letter without the address.
    Come to India. In our family, we do not sacrfice, but we used to offer flesh (heart and lung attached to be shredded by hand and not by a knife) to the Mother Goddess Ragnya.

    Ragnya temple (Ksheer Bhawani - the Goddess in a tank of milk, at Tulamula in Kashmir), the tank in which the temple is situated.
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    In Tanah Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia, they sacrifice buffaloes as part of funeral rites. For a major funeral they might sacrifice over 200. A buffalo might cost up to $2000, so these are costly events. Relatives and friends will contribute buffaloes to show their respects. The Torajans are mostly Christians.

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    An albino buffalo like this one might cost up to $20,000

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    When you build a new house, they sacrifice pigs instead.

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    Afterward, the meat is shared out amongst the guests and villagers.
     
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  6. Princeps Eugenius

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    The doves tasted like duck. the flesh was dark, unlike chicken meat. Pretty good actually but very little to eat, perhaps 100g each. I think i will breed some quails next years. They are a much better source for protein, as they lay tasty eggs, and have approximately the same amount of meat, if not more, as the doves i ate today. Next time i will try to remember of saying some prayers.
     
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    Well, that wouldn't be the kind of thing that would slip my mind if I was doing a sacrifice involving blood. When I pray before meals I acknowledge the life I'm taking as well (although it is usually plant life as I eat mostly vegetarian and often vegan). I don't exactly thank the life I'm taking, though. I'm pretty sure it doesn't appreciate being eaten. I simply acknowledge it as well as suffering.
     
  8. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Still going on in India.
    “The idea behind this ritual of owl sacrifice is to not let the goddess of wealth leave your house. So, on Diwali night, when Lakshmi ji enters your house, if you sacrifice her vehicle (owl), she will stay with you forever,” a priest standing close to the shop explained.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi...n-old-delhi/story-S5QeOEeABxtASJnY46IqTJ.html

    "The amavasya (the dark night right before the new moon) of Diwali is deemed the most auspicious time for owl sacrifices (Sahai, 1995). It is said that local shamans can kill an owl and take its soul, its power, and put it in an amulet. The owl power will then guide the seeker to find wealth (Marcot et al., 2006)," reads the TRAFFIC report, quoting Imperiled Custodians of the Night, by Abrar Ahmed. It goes on to add: "Black magic practitioners sacrifice owls during Kaalratri hour (after midnight) at remote and lonely graveyards or on the banks of rivers to gain command or strength over supernatural powers."
    http://www.sunday-guardian.com/investigation/owl-sacrifice-makes-for-big-illegal-business
     
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