sparagmos

The process of tearing apart of limbs from ones body

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  • Sparagmos — (Greek: σπαραγμός) refers to an ancient Dionysian ritual in which a living animal, or sometimes even a human being, would be sacrificed by being dismembered, by the tearing apart of limbs from the body. Sparagmos was frequently followed by… …   Wikipedia

  • Sparagmos — des Pentheus. Deckel einer Lekane, ca. etwa 450 v. Chr., Louvre Sparagmos bezeichnet das Zerreißen eines lebenden Tieres oder Menschen als Form der Opferung im religiösen Ritual, insbesondere im Kult des Dionysos. Bekannte menschliche Opfer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sparagmos — (n.) ritual death of a hero in tragedy or myth, 1949, from Gk. sparagmos, lit. tearing, rending …   Etymology dictionary

  • sparagmos — /speuh rag meuhs/, n. the tearing to pieces of a live victim, as a bull or a calf, by a band of bacchantes in a Dionysian orgy. [ < Gk sparagmós lit., tearing] * * * …   Universalium

  • sparagmos — /speuh rag meuhs/, n. the tearing to pieces of a live victim, as a bull or a calf, by a band of bacchantes in a Dionysian orgy. [ < Gk sparagmós lit., tearing] …   Useful english dictionary

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