Human Sacrifice in Japan

shinto hitobashira

In japan they used to sacrifice people to ensure buildings would stand the test of time….there are a lot of earth quakes you know!   This could be why you see so many people sacrificing themselves and becoming guardian kami in fiction.  Sounds so Aztec.

My friend informed me in greek mythology its common too to sacrifice beautiful maidens to ensure a fleet would be safe. More in the Andromeda myth.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iphigenia_in_Aulis

It’s analogous to animal sacrifice in Israel or Egypt or South Africa.

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