Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greece: Why Did They Do It?

Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greece: Why Did They Do It? February 15, 2021

Animal sacrifice was an important part of Ancient Greek religion. But why did they ritually slaughter animals? What did this do for their society? The intricacy of the rituals may surprise you. Watch this video to learn more.

About Andrew Henry
Andrew M. Henry has a PhD from the Graduate Division of Religious Studies at Boston University specializing in Ancient Christianity. Andrew’s research focuses on magical ritual in the late antique Mediterranean with a particular interest in the material evidence of these practices such as ritual space, “magical” artifact assemblages, amulets, and apotropaic inscriptions. You can read more about the author here.

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