Magic and religion
Magical thinking in various forms is a cultural universal and an important aspect of religion.Magic is prevalent in all societies, regardless of whether they have organized religion or more ...
Sacrifice
Sacrifice is the offering of food, objects or the lives of animals to a higher purpose, in particular divine beings, as an act of propitiation or worship. While sacrifice often implies ritual killing,...
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Animal sacrifice
Animal sacrifice is the ritual killing and offering of an animal to appease or maintain favour with a deity. Such forms of sacrifice are practised within many religions around the world and have appea...
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Dhabihah
Dhabīḥah (or zabiha, Arabic: ذَبِيْحَة‎ dhabīḥah [ðæˈbiːħɐ], 'slaughter') is, in Islamic law, the prescribed method of ritual slaughter of all animals excluding locusts, fish, and most sea-l...
Yagya
In Hinduism, Yagna (Sanskrit: यज्ञ; IAST: yajña, also transliterated yagya, Yagna or yadnya) or yagam (Tamil: யாகம்), is a ritual of offerings accompanied by chanting of Vedic mantras (also...
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Mythology and ritual
In traditional societies, myth and ritual are two central components of religious practice. Although myth and ritual are commonly united as parts of religion, the exact relationship between them has b...
History of religions
The history of religion refers to the written record of human religious experiences and ideas. This period of religious history begins with the invention of writing about 5,200 years ago (3200 BCE). T...
Polytheism
Polytheism refers to the worship of or belief in multiple deities usually assembled into a pantheon of gods and goddesses, along with their own religions and rituals. In most religions which accept po...
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Shechita
The Hebrew term shechita (anglicized: /ʃəxiːˈtɑː/; Hebrew: שחיטה‎, [ʃχiˈta]), also transliterated shehitah, shechitah, shehita, means the slaughtering of mammals and birds for food. In Hebrew th...
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Human sacrifice
Human sacrifice is the act of killing one or more human beings, usually as an offering to a deity, as part of a religious ritual. Its typology closely parallels the various practices of ritual slaught...
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Korban
The term offering as found in the Torah in relation to the worship of Ancient Israel is mainly represented by the Hebrew noun korban (קָרְבָּן) whether for an animal or other offering. Various words a...