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Druids Committed Human Sacrifice, Cannibalism?
nationalgeographic ^ | March 20, 2009 | James Owen

Posted on 03/20/2009 4:10:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Recent evidence that Druids possibly committed cannibalism and ritual human sacrifice—perhaps on a massive scale—add weight to ancient Roman accounts of Druidic savagery, archaeologists say.After a first century B.C. visit to Britain, the Romans came back with horrific stories about these high-ranking priests of the Celts, who had spread throughout much of Europe over a roughly 2,000-year period.

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TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ancientrome; archaeology; druids; faithandphilosophy; fetalstemcells; godsgravesglyphs; humansacrifice; placenta; plannedparenthood; romanempire
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To: Oztrich Boy

21 posted on 03/20/2009 6:37:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Califreak
"Caesar writes that though the Druids generally used thieves and criminals, as they pleased the gods more, they sometimes used innocent men when no delinquents could be found."

Caesar of course being one of the all time great respectors of human life.

22 posted on 03/20/2009 6:39:07 PM PDT by Radix (Two down, 46 to go.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
Don’t see the recent remake with Nick Cage.

There was no such remake. It was just a horrible nightmare/bad drug trip you must have had.

Yeah I'm in denial.

Actually last week Aust TV ran the two versions back to back. Verdict Worst. Remake. Ever.

Despite Cage being in the right, and against a mob of moonbat feminists, he was such a jerkass about it (dude, did you just kick Joan of Arc in the face?) that burning to death was what he deserved. That he was a wimpering coward about it was the cherry on the top.

Whereas, Woodward's character looked a bit of a prig, and the happy hedonistic pagans were so reasonable about their beliefs that you were on their side until it came clear to where those beliefs had led. And Sgt Howie's death, crowning moment of awesome: that is how a man dies.

23 posted on 03/20/2009 6:44:54 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ( As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. - D)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Also: Naked. Britt. Ekland.


24 posted on 03/20/2009 6:58:18 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ( As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. - D)
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To: Radix

Yeah.

LOL!


25 posted on 03/20/2009 8:27:39 PM PDT by Califreak (111th Congress: Destroying America With Reckless Abandon)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I don’t know if it is fair to say that Roman society was really all that much more bloodthursty than we are.


26 posted on 03/20/2009 8:38:59 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Ramius

We are not quite up to the Romans yet, but recent events seem to indicate that we are about up to the later 2nd century BC, and are in a galloping hurry to reach the first century BC.


27 posted on 03/21/2009 12:20:25 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Radix
Caesar of course being one of the all time great respectors of human life.

It's said that by the time Caesar was finished in Gaul he left one million dead, another million enslaved and the remaining million paralyzed by shock and horror, all in a war for his own personal aggrandizement.

28 posted on 03/21/2009 5:21:41 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: JoeProBono

Human sacrifice and ritual cannibalism was widely spread if not widely practiced in all of human history.

The Greeks, those paragons of rationalism, had sacrifice in their cultural DNA before their golden age.

Jehovah’s testing of Abraham before letting him off the hook with a ram may have marked a change-over in the cultural practices of the ancient Jews.


29 posted on 03/21/2009 6:00:30 AM PDT by wildbill ( The reason you're so jealous is that the voices talk only to me.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

If what they were doing repelled the Romans, it was probably pretty savage.

I doubt that there was any need to “justify” imperialist actions by Caesar as long as he was wining and bringing back lott and plunder.


30 posted on 03/21/2009 6:15:14 AM PDT by ZULU (Obamanation of Desolation is President. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
That's rather ironic considering how blood thirsty Roman society was.

True, but the romans didn't eat other humans

Whole different level

31 posted on 03/21/2009 6:32:08 AM PDT by Popman (One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three is a Congress - John Adams)
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To: Popman
True, but the romans didn't eat other humans

Perhaps, but they enjoyed watching wild animals kill and eat humans.

32 posted on 03/21/2009 10:35:53 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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33 posted on 07/21/2012 9:05:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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