Endocannibalism | The Most Fascinating Funeral Rites

Endocannibalism

For some tribes and ancient cultures, there is no other way to partake of the death of a kinsman than to savour him/her. In so doing, they forge a permanent bond between the living and the dead, venerate them, and take on their mortal attributes. This funerary rite extends way into the past. Herodotus recorded the Calliatae of India as practising this rite. Other endocannibalistic tribes include the Mayoruna of North America, the Yanomamo of Venezuela, the Aghoris of Northern India and the Fore of Papua New Guinea.

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