Sacrifice is the offering of food, objects or the lives of animals to a higher purpose or to God or the gods as an act of propitiation or worship. While sacrifice often implies ritual killing, the term offering (Latin oblatio) can be used for bloodless sacrifices of cereal food or artifacts. For offerings of liquids (beverages) by pouring, the term libation is used.

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Scythian Religion - Worship of "Ares"
... the construction of the altar and the subsequent sacrifice as follows In each district of the several governments they have a temple of Ares set up ... and of horses and they have the following sacrifice in addition, beyond what they make to the other gods, that is to say, of all the enemies whom they take captive in war they sacrifice one man in every hundred, not ...
Sacrifice - Hinduism
... The Sanskrit Yagya is often translated as "sacrifice" (also "offering, oblation", or more generically as "worship") ... In Vedic times, Yagya commonly included the sacrifice of milk, ghee, curd, grains, and the soma plant—animal offerings were less common ... Sacrifice in Hinduism can also refer to personal surrender through acts of inner and outer worship ...
Lima Culture - Material Culture - Sacrifice
... Sacrifice was very common in early Andean cultures, and the Lima culture is no exception ... Sacrifices would be made to pacify gods, or as part as religious and ceremonial rituals ...
Sacrifice Medal
... The Sacrifice Medal (French Médaille du sacrifice) is a decoration that was created in 2008 as a replacement for the Wound Stripe ...
Sacrifice Medal - Design
... The Sacrifice Medal is in the form of a 37 millimetres (1.5 in) diameter silver disc topped by a St ... On the reverse is the word SACRIFICE alongside a depiction of the statue Mother Canada, one of Walter Seymour Allward's allegorical figures adorning ... Should an individual already possessing a Sacrifice Medal be awarded the medal again for subsequent injuries, he or she is granted a medal bar—in silver with ...

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