The Greek Myths - Chapter 9, The Wild Women Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9, The Wild Women Summary and Analysis

These chapters are among those that reveal the chilling truth that the people of the age and location were truly savage. The Wild Women committed group murders under the influence of laurel leaf. Human children actually were sacrificed in some towns, normally just one annually. The destruction of the cultural practices of ritualized murder and other socially acceptable forms of homicide outside of warfare has been an area where Europeans have made systematic and precious progress. This type of change has also taken place in the Middle East and in South America. Those who ate the flesh of gods through the Orphic temple were turned into vegetarians.

Descriptions of how to get to the Underworld are provided. Part of the funeral rite is to put a coin under the tongue of the corpse. They claim...

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