HBH 23: Jan Bremer on Human Sacrifice

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In this episode I speak to Professor Jan Bremer about human sacrifice. We touch on Greek, Roman, Maya, Indian, Aztec, Druid, Egyptian, Chinese, and other instantiations of this most intentionally terrifying of all practices.

Who were the victims?

How common was it?

What motivated it?

The answers, from Prof. Bremer, were suprising. I will not say he is a human sacrifice skeptic, but he believes it was less common and less costly than sensationalized accounts would lead us to believe.

Art by Ian Armstrong

Music Icy Vindur by A. Himitsu

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