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Human Sacrifice & the Politics of Death

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, Benin, France, History, Ideas

At Babilown, French-Beninian author Blaise Aplognan describes the religious and political function of human sacrifice [1] (Fr) in ancient societies: “…its goal was to channel violence toward a (sacrificed) individual, toward the sacred realm, institutionalizing violence by supervising it and practicing it according to very precise rules and rituals.”