Monday, May 12, 2014
Rethinking Ancient Sacrifices
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Source: 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 slaughter of animals and of religious sacrifice in general. Human sacrifice has been practiced in various cultures throughout history. Victims were typically ritually killed in a manner that was supposed to please or appease gods, spirits or the deceased, for example as a propitiatory offering, or as a retainer sacrifice when the King's servants are killed in order for them to continue to serve their master in the next life. Closely related practices found in some tribal societies are cannibalism and headhunting.
From: Records of Ancient Races in the Mississippi Valley - reprint page 29: "For some certainty, were the veriest of savages; else they practiced the lowest customs through dire extremity. This I judged from the fact that among the numerous bones of animals taken from the accumulations in the cavern were also human bones; and these, like all of those of the animals, had been broken lengthwise, for the purpose, I judged, of obtaining the marrow of which substance all savages seem to be very fond. But that they should break human bones for the purpose of eating the marrow would show that some of our ancient people were open to the charge of cannibalism..."
If I pursue my theory that giants were hybrids, possibly Denisovan and Neanderthal (see my posting on Six-Toed Giants With Double Rows Of Teeth), then this might be of interest - Neanderthals were proven to be cannibals! Researchers found cut marks and evidence that bones had been torn apart, which they say could indicate cannibalism."There is strong evidence suggesting that these Neanderthals were eaten," said the study's lead author, Antonio Rosas of the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales in Madrid. "That is, long bones and the skull were broken for extraction of the marrow, [which] is very nutritious." According to Rosas, there is evidence of cannibalism in Neanderthal remains from other European sites.
Natives in Peru spoke of the cannibalistic giants, as did natives of Nevada and Australia. All over the world, where there were giants, there were cannibalistic beings according to legend and to some bone evidence, such as on Easter Island which was believed to have been among the occupants, but might have been someone altogether different with sloped-heads and high riding noses.
There were also magnificent structures utilized by Native people, but were they built by them or were they utilizing the buildings vacated from the giants, a race who were way ahead of them, almost god-like, and who needed to be appeased with flesh and blood?
Interestingly, reported in the fantastic book "The Ancient Giants That Ruled America" by Richard Dewhurst, he speaks of evidence of child sacrifice at the colony on Catalina Island in California.
Incidentally, the practice of child sacrifice in Pre-Columbian cultures, in particular Mesoamerican and South American cultures, is well documented both in the archaeological records and in written sources. The exact ideologies behind child sacrifice in different pre-Columbian cultures are unknown but it is often thought to have been performed in order to placate certain gods.
It would appear that these giants, who were cannibalistic, but also way ahead of us in technology and civilization would be both feared and revered by the regular population of homo sapiens. There were only a few ways these situations of coexistence could turn out; either rebellion and war, such as was described by the Paiutes and the Lenni Lenape, or a reasonable coexistence in which the still naive and ignorant homo sapiens were allowed to be given knowledge of great advancement and worshiped these beings and worked to placate them and revere their buildings, mining, well digging, art, culture, and even spirituality.
It is my forming theory that the earliest giants came from Asia, moved out into the South Pacific islands and continents, came into South America, built their nations there and then crept up into North America where they mined copper at several main sites near waterways, sometimes trading with local indians as they settled into the continents and sometimes had territorial wars.
It is almost certain that advancement in homo sapiens' knowledge, and even old sites and tools were stolen or bartered by the homo sapiens who began to adopt the building techniques, the heiroglyphic language (more on this subject coming up on GHT), the symbolism, and much more.
The vast jumps in our knowledge would have been due to the giants who were hundreds of thousands of years ahead on us in evolution, world travel and technology. They influenced much of what native people have done around the world in what appeared to researchers as "simultaneously" erecting pyramids, having written language and jumps in toolmaking. Even the clovus period was said to be a jump in tool-making technology still unexplained and possibly influenced by "other."
So, sacrifices might have either been to the gods present on the earth (the Giants) who taught much and advanced mans' knowledge, or a practice passed down to descendents from their ancestors who witnessed those who brought the knowledge, beginning a religious practice based on those who came before and the relationship they had forged and gifting with what they needed to be appeased - flesh and blood.
There are gaps in how man jumped his knowledge and how the evolutionary tree unfolded. Those gaps are of a knowledge many do not want to look at and yet they are the most obvious. I hope to unfold more of these in coming weeks.